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1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight Convertible / 225K21523 Vehicle Information

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight photograph

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight
Sold for $60,500 at 2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction.
Oldsmobile's 'Rocket' engine was introduced in 1949. For 1950, sales had doubled versus 1947 and then doubled the 1947 results yet again by 1955. Oldsmobile set sales records by 1955 with well over 580,000 cars being built. They were ranked fifth overall in the completive American car market.

Oldsmobile offered only two convertibles in its 1955 lineup - the Super 88 and 98. The Olds Super 88 powered by the same 324 cubic-inch Rocket V8 that came with the 98 offered power and performance that rivaled the Cadillac and other more upscale marques at a price of a comparable Buick.

The typical factory gear fitted on the Super 88 included turn signals, bumper guards, stainless steel trim moldings, dual trumpet horns, cigar lighter, front and rear carpeted floor mats, and dimmer rearview mirror.

This Super 88 was owned by a retired Oldsmobile dealer. It was given a frame-off restoration and came from the factory equipped with many impressive options such as driver's seat, power brakes and steering, factory exhaust deflectors, and original flipper hubcaps. There are dual outside mirrors, an unusual feature in 1955.

In 2009, this Super 88 was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $60,000-$70,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $60,500, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


2009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $70,000 
Sale Price :
USD $60,500

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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