1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Starfire Convertible / 559L8532 Chassis Information

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Starfire Convertible
Chassis #: 559L8532
Sold for $42,900 at 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island.
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.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price :
$42,900

2018 3
2017 2
2016 1
2015 4
2014 4
2011 6
2010 4
2009 4
2006 2
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$59,767$93,5003
2017$23,000$30,0002
2016$99,000$99,0001
2015$32,450$80,3004
2014$51,938$77,0004
2011$17,783$22,0006
2010$13,275$16,0004
2009$26,088$42,9004
2006$47,600$70,2002
2004$17,283$17,2831

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday
Sold for $19,800
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 559C8571
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Resto Mod
Sold for $93,500
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98
Sold for $16,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe
Sold for $30,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Sold for $99,000
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE SERIES 98 HOLIDAY COUPE
Sold for $15,000
  2015 Mecum - Chicago
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe
Sold for $12,500
  2015 Mecum : Denver
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 559W7692
Sold for $80,300
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Deluxe Holiday Coupe
Sold for $22,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Sold for $63,250
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Sold for $77,000
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98
Sold for $12,500
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 559A6142
Sold for $55,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Hardtop Sedan
Chassis#: 559M46766
Sold for $19,800
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight image  1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight image  
1955 OLDSMOBILE HOLIDAY 98 HARDTOP
Chassis#: 559K8314
Sold for $22,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98
Chassis#: 559C12051
Sold for $14,500
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday
Chassis#: 559K8314
Sold for $17,600
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1955 Oldsmobile 98
Sold for $13,000
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98
Chassis#: 559C3514
Sold for $13,600
  2010 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe 2D 2017 Collector Car Toronto Spring Classic$40,000  
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$67,500  
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Two Door Hardtop 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$14,000  
1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Holiday Hardtop 2010 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Michigan$21,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY 2010 Silver Auction Spokane$15,500  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY 2009 Carlisle Auction 09 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction$19,500  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY 2DR HT559871702009 Carlisle Auction 09 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction$20,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY559K54462009 Silver Auction Arizona in January$30,000  
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Hard Top 2007 RM Auctions Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$29,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE NINETY EIGHT COUPE 2003 Kruse Auction Denver, CO$10,200  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Myers, FL$14,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Myers, FL$9,000  
1955 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$16,300  

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