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1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight Sedan Vehicle Profile

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1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight photograph

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In 1955, Oldsmobile produced their five-millionth automobile. Oldsmobile's reputation for performance was firmly established, thanks in part to the successful overhead-valve 'Rocket' V8 introduced just six years earlier. With 'Rocket' V8 power, the 88 Series was a potent package, visiting NASCAR Victory lanes 36 times by 1952.

For 1955, Oldsmobile fielded a dramatically styled car with long, lower liens, a wraparound windshield and a reworked grille. The 1955 Olds set a new all-time sales record - model year production soared to 583,179 units. Of these, 43,054 Super 88 Hardtop Coupes. The Super 88 was a setup-up from the basic 88, matching the 122-inch wheelbase and lightweight chassis with the 4-barrel V8 from the luxury Ninety-Eight series. The 324 cubic-inch Rocket V8 boasted 8.5:1 compression and a 202 horsepower rating. With its positive-shifting four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, the Super 88 was a precursor to the factory muscle cars of a decade later.

This Super 88 is painted in 'Coral and Polar White' and was acquired by its current owner in 2003. During the three-year restoration process, a second 88 donated its frame and engine. Except for upholstery, all work was performed by the owner.


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1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe
Chassis#: 558C11123
Sold for USD$29,150
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
Sold for USD$73,700
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88
Sold for USD$37,400
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
Chassis#: 558B7821
Sold for USD$41,800
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight image  1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight image  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88
Sold for USD$25,000
  2017 Mecum : Houston
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 HOLIDAY COUPE
Chassis#: 558M28575
Sold for USD$20,900
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88
Sold for USD$27,825
  2016 McCormick's - # 61
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88
Sold for USD$16,600
  2016 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 558B7821
Sold for USD$40,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight image  1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight image  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
Sold for USD$52,800
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
Sold for USD$43,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 558C9424
Sold for USD$34,100
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Hardtop
Sold for USD$18,000
  2013 Mecum - Kansas City
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88
Sold for USD$21,000
  2013 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 55
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE 88 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 558W9337
Sold for USD$50,600
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
Chassis#: 558C15556
Sold for USD$93,500
  2012 RM Auctions - The John Staluppi Collection
 
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Hardtop 324 CI, Automatic
Sold for USD$6,250
  2012 Mecum - St Charles, Il
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88
Sold for USD$14,070
  2012 McCormicks Palm Springs Auction 52
 
1955 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible
Sold for USD$30,000
  2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 24th Year
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88
Chassis#: 558C16636
Sold for USD$15,675
  2011 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale, Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 2019 Leake OKC 2019$30,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Sedan 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$28,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Sedan 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$27,000$45,000$65,000
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$25,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 2018 GAA : Spring Sale$14,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88558M747932017 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$46,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$14,250$34,000$38,000
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Deluxe 2016 Mecum : Harrisburg$17,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday 2016 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$40,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 2014 Silver Auction Arizona in January$47,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Rocket 88558WS93372013 Silver Auction Portland$53,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$27,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 2-door 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction$16,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 2007 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 18, 2007$24,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 2 Door Hardtop 2005 Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction$13,000  

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