The 1954-1956 Super 88 were arguably the best combination of styling, performance, engineering, and craftsmanship seen from Lansing since WWII. Starting in 1954, they boasted all-new X-member frames with longer wheel-bases (longest on 98s), bigger-bore "Rocket" V-8s with more power, and colorful new square-shouldered styling marked by GMs trendy "Panoramic" wraparound windshield. Enthusiastic public response boosted Olds from sixth to fifth in industry production, then to fourth for their banner year of 1955. All models were nicely face lifted flaunting splashy two-toning and hardtop sedans arrived at mid-season, along with companion Buicks. The 56s received another restyle (announced by a gaping "mouth" grille) and even more power. The Super 88 remained the "performance" line, sharing its higher-power engine with the luxury top-range 98s. This particular 56 Oldsmobile 88 Hardtop
This car is great for anyone who wants a lovely weekend ride. It purs like a kitten and runs great. Needs a little TLC on the interior . The clear coat is starting to peel a bit and would need to be redone. Look online as these cars when full refinished run from 19,000 to 27,000. This is a great price for anyone who wants a little project from start to finish.