1958 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

1958 was a big year for chrome and there are plenty of fans out there that like the heavy chrome cars. So, for you we present this fabulous 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic Eighty-Eight 2-door Holiday Hardtop (pillarless coupe).

Oldsmobile cars saw some big styling changes this year and they looked much bigger an bulkier. Interestingly though most of the cars were actually a couple of hundred pounds lighter than the previous year.

1958 was a special year as it was General Motors’ 50th Anniversary and Oldsmobile’s 60th anniversary. Unfortunately it was also a recession year with most manufacturers suffering lower sales as a result.

rear of a 58 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Distinctive rear

The Dynamic Eighty-Eight was the Entry-Level model for 1958 although it certainly wasn’t lacking in appointments and style. There were seven models in the series.

The red and black interior compliments the exterior very nicely. 

tri-tone interior

The dash looks great and is also loaded with chrome.

dash of a 1958 Oldsmobile
Dash close-up

​Standard power came from a 371 cubic inch Rocket V8 engine which had a single carb and output 265 horsepower. However, this car is now equipped with a 350 cubic inch V8.

Oldsmobile made 35,036 Dynamic Eighty-Eight 2-door Holiday Hardtops for the 1958 model year at a base price of $2,893. This car was built in the Lansing, Michigan assembly plant.

This ’58 Oldsmobile 88 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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