It's always nice to see a survivor car that's clearly been looked after. This is one such car with under 18,000 original/actual miles and the original paint. You can see in this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic Eighty-Eight 2-door Holiday Hardtop, presented in Banff Blue over Marlin Blue that this was a heavy year for chrome.
Oldsmobile cars saw some big styling changes this year and they looked much bigger an bulkier. Interestingly 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.
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 car is not perfect and its showing some signs of its long-term storage - obviously something of this age and with such low miles it must have spent some time stored away. However, it is very solid and it's originality and low-mileage make it quite special.
The interior is all original with the seating made from Dark Blue Pattern "Bolster" and Light Blue Pattern cloth.
The original dash is in remarkable condition with excellent chrome.
The all-important low mileage.
What a trunk! It looks to be in pretty good shape with the original lining.
Power comes from the 371 cubic inch Rocket V8 engine with Jetaway Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission. The latter being a $231 option.
Oldsmobile made 35,036 Dynamic Eighty-Eight 2-door Holiday Hardtops for the 1958 model year at a base price of $2,893. In addition to the Jetaway Hydra-Matic automatic transmission mentioned above, this car also has the power steering option originally costing $107 when new. It was built in the Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant.
What would you do with this low-mileage car? Would you just give it a tune up, do the minor work it needs and keep it original OR do you think it would be a great base to do a full restoration?
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)