In 1954, Oldsmobile introduced a strong 'X-member' frame design that would continue into the years that following . The 98 Series rode on a wheelbase that measured 126-inches. The 88 Series was four-inches shorter. Both the Super 88 and the 98 shared the same engine, the Oldsmobile 'Rocket' V8 engine that displaced 324 cubic-inches and offered over 200 horsepower.
The Oldsmobile 98 was fitted with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, a padded dash, an electric clock, power steering, windshield washers, Deluxe steering wheels, courtesy lights and back-up lights.
This particular Oldsmobile 98 Starfire convertible is painted in light green and has a dark green convertible top. Other features include chrome-plated driver's side rearview mirror, period correct wide whitewall tires, wheel covers and a chrome-plated exhaust outlet.
In 2009, this 1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Amelia Island auction presented by RM Auctions. It was expected to sell for $60,000 - $80,000. The lot was sold for a high bid of $42,900, including buyer's premium.