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.
Find this 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Camper here on eBay bidding for $2,164 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Beaverton, OR. From eBay listing: This is a solid car with next to no rust and no dry rot at all in the camper. This car just needs to be re powered. It was […]
Oldsmobile, you have been missed. It has been 10 years since GM pulled the feeding tube out of the brand founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds. At the time of its passing, Oldsmobile was but a frail shadow of a car company and offered badge engineered versions of GM mid level junk — and […]
The Oldsmobile 88 was a full sized car sold by General Motors in a stunning 50 year production history that started in in the wake of World War II and ended just before Y2K. The fifth generation Olds 88 was built on GM’s B-body platform that included big sedans like the Chevrolet Bel AirImpala, Buick […]
Mention the phrase Chappaquiddick to anyone old enough to have trouble with touchscreens and they will recall it is the place where Ted Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile Delmont 88 into a pond and a young lady tragically lost her life. Youngsters will confuse it with the game of Chappaquidditch, which is a sport played by […]