This is a 324 cubic inch V8 “Rocket” powered 1955 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Hardtop Coupe – a second generation 88 that ran from 1954-56. The engine produced 185 horsepower and was a de-tuned version of the engine that came with the Super 88 and Ninety-Eight which produced 202 horsepower.
The Eighty-Eight was an entry level Oldsmobile offering original buyers great value in a good looking automobile.
Paint is Burlingame Red and Polar White with a matching interior. The Holiday designation meant that the car was a pillarless hardtop with the original brochure proud to proclaim, “nothing as gay as a holiday… queen of the hardtops!”
There were 85,767 1955 Oldsmobile Holiday Coupes made at a base price of $2,474. “Pedal-Ease” power brakes were a $58 option. The Hydra-Matic Super Drive automatic transmission was a $165 option.