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1958 Oldsmobile Super 88
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1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 information
RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
Sold for $52,250 at
2011 RM Auctions
From 1951 through 1956, Oldsmobile sat out of the station wagon market. When they re-entered the market in 1957, the Oldsmobile station wagons were called the 'Fiesta' from the 1953 prestige convertible. The wagon came in two forms, a pillared four-door and a pillar-less hardtop four-door. The pillar-less wagon was called 'Holiday Fiesta,' consistent with Olds' use of 'Holiday' on hardtop coupes and sedans.
This 1958 Olds 88 Holiday Fiesta Station Wagon is powered by the J-2 version of Oldsmobile's 371 cubic-inch V-8 and is fed by three two-barrel carburetors, offering 312 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, factory air conditioning, power steering and power front seat. There is a Transportable AM radio, which can be used in the car or removed as portable set for outdoor settings.
Mr. Kizziar purchased the car in 1987 and treated it to a body-off restoration in 1990. It is painted red with red-and-white interior. The odometer reads 5,240 miles. It is equipped with windshield visor, fender skirts, whitewall tires and small 'dog dish' hub caps.
Following its restoration, it was judged 932 points out of 1,000 by the Oldsmobile Club of America in 1990 and achieved First Place with 98 points at a meet of the Oklahoma Oldsmobile Association in 1991.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the St. John auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $52,250, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011