1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta Convertible / 539M40169 Vehicle Information

1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Fiesta Convertible
Chassis #: 539M40169
The Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible came standard with a HydraMatic transmission, power steering and brakes, upgraded signal seeking AM radio, factory heater with defroster, wide white wall tires, safety backup lights, power seats, and power windows. The factory-standard leather interior was matched with a black or natural white top.

The 303 cubic-inch Rocket V8 mounted under the hood is rated at 170 horsepower and is kept in control by the four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. The Fiesta sold for a hefty $5,700, including freight, in 1953 and only 458 buyers were found. It is believed that fewer than 10% have survived the test of time.

This 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible has just completed a restoration. Over 2,500 man hours went into the restoration with no expenses spared. The exterior is painted in the correct Oldsmobile color scheme of Regal Turquoise and Polar White. Prior to the restoration, it had been in dry storage for years. It has the correct vinyl white top and a turquoise and white leather interior.

In 2009, this Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $220,000-$250,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $195,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 539M39780
Sold for $82,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible
Sold for $99,000
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta Convertible
Sold for $80,300
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 539M22157
Sold for $31,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible
Chassis#: 539M37898
Sold for $137,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Auburn Auction
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Chassis#: 539K4662
Sold for $37,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 539M17348
Sold for $110,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 539W6350
Sold for $110,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Custom
Sold for $32,000
  2017 GAA : November
 
1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta
Chassis#: 539M37898
Sold for $132,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98
Sold for $25,250
  2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $39,600
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 539M33713
Sold for $74,800
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $103,145
  2016 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible
Sold for $167,750
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe
Sold for $21,500
  2016 GAA : July 2016
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $56,100
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe
Sold for $17,600
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible
Sold for $132,000
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta
Chassis#: 539M41579
Sold for $170,500
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta539M378982018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $130,000$150,000
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Custom 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$27,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta 2017 GAA : November$125,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2017 Collector Car Toronto Fall Classic$67,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Convertible538M151262016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $45,000$65,000
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$70,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$35,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$39,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$54,000  
953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 303 CI, Automatic 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$105,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2012 Mecum Kansas City, MO$105,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$115,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$130,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2011 Leake Auction, San Antonio, Texas$97,500  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$135,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$150,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible539M414392010 Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction$100,000$175,000$225,000
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2009 Mecum Kansas City Auction$142,500  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction$145,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$145,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$175,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$170,000  
1953 OLDSMOBILE HOLIDAY 98 2009 Silver Auction Arizona in January$18,500  
1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 ROCKET 2008 Silver Auction Arizona in January$11,100  
1953 Oldsmobile Holiday Coupe 2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il$17,000  
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible 2004 The Florida Collector Car Auction$93,000  
1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall$82,500  
1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$73,000  

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