In the spring of 1953, Oldsmobile debuted a limited-edition custom convertible created from the top of the line model 98, which was called the Fiesta. Equipped with a cut-down, wraparound windshield, unique exterior trim, special leather interior and a very high level of standard equipment, the Fiesta was the most luxurious and most powerful Oldsmobile offered in 1953. The production Fiesta car was priced at $5,715 and only 458 examples were produced. It is believed that fewer than 50 survive. This particular car has received a comprehensive, professional restoration.
It was also the most expensive-nearly twice the price of the 98 model convertible on which it was based. While only 458 Fiestas were sold in its one year of production, this striking car generated significant interest at those Olds dealerships that received one and provided a tantalizing hint of what was to come for Oldsmobile, from the dramatically curved windshield to the 'spinner' wheel covers which stated a trend that swept through the industry. The Fiesta's influence would be seen and felt for years to come.Also photographed at :