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1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88

1949 was the 33rd running of the Indy 500 and Oldsmobiles first time serving as the official pace car. The car was a 1949 Rocket 88 driven by Sam Hanks

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Introduced in 1949, the full-size Oldsmobile 88 was produced until 1999 and became the top-selling line for twenty-four years. Produced in Wentzville, Missouri, and both Flint and Lake Orion, Michigan, the Oldsmobile Eighty Eight was a representation of an image. Especially during the beginning three years, the Oldsmobile 88 was one of the best performing automobiles. This was most likely due to its....
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1949 Rocket 88
$3,105-$15,195
1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Price Range: $2,045 - $3,105

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Oldsmobile
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)354,001
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)334,462
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)213,419
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)285,615
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)407,889
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)288,310
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)173,661
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)194,388
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)117,623

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