The first car to wear the Oldsmobile 88 badge was a car introduced wayyyy back in 1949. It was a Olds Rocket 88 that was the car to beat in NASCAR back in the day…but by 1988 the 88 was on its ninth generation and lived on the front-drive H-body shared with the Buick LaSabre and Pontiac Bonneville. Something had to be done to save the 88 because the optional voice alert system wasn’t doing it…but the marketing geniuses at Oldsmobile at the perfect solution — change the name to the Eighty Eight. Sigh. At least today’s example is equipped with the sporty FE3 performance package. Find this 1989 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight offered for $3,200 in Lansdale, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
1989 oldsmobile 88 coupe
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
1989 Olds 88 coupe with 81K miles. Has the FE3 performance pkg, (sport suspension, lower gearing, larger tires).
PWR windows, locks, seat. Has cruise, PS and PB. PWR antenna is inop. Inspected. Runs and drives great. Does have a few small dents and scratches, head liner is loose, PWR windows slow. Nice rare car. 3800 V6. Auto trans.
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