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1955 STARFIRE Used Automatic

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Ninety-Eight
Year: 1955
Mileage: 12,757
VIN: 559M13340
Color: Red
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Clearwater, Florida, United States

1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight STARFIRE Additional Info:

Restomod 1955 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible For Sale. 350 cubic inch V8 engine dressed to look like the factory engine right down to stamped rocket valve covers, Holley 4 barrel carburetor, headers, dual exhaust, automatic transmission, modified frame and suspension, adjustable ride height using the controllable air ride suspension, 4 wheel power disc brakes, 15" painted steel wheels with hub caps and BF Goodrich radial white wall tires, beautiful red exterior, tan canvas power convertible top, rich leather interior with high thread count luxury carpeting, power windows, custom floor mats upholstered trunk compartment. Owning a up to date classic like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, are you ready to seize the day? Automotive Facts: The Oldsmobile 98 (sometimes spelled Ninety-Eight after 1958) is the full-size flagship model of Oldsmobile that was produced from 1940 until 1996. The name "” reflecting a Series 90 fitted with an 8-cylinder engine "” first appeared in 1941 and was used again after American consumer automobile production resumed post-World War II. It was, as it would remain, the division's top-of-the-line model, with lesser Oldsmobiles having lower numbers such as the A-body 66 and 68, and the B-body 76 and 78. The Series 60 was retired in 1949, the same year the Oldsmobile 78 was replaced by the 88. The Oldsmobile 76 was retired after 1950. This left the two remaining number-names to carry on into the 1990s as the bread and butter of the full-size Oldsmobile lineup until the Oldsmobile Regency replaced the 98 in 1997. As it was the top-line Oldsmobile, the series had the most technologically advanced items available, such as the Hydramatic automatic transmission, the Autronic Eye, an automatic headlight dimmer, and Twilight Sentinel (a feature that automatically turned the headlights on and off via a timer, as controlled by the driver), and the highest-grade interior and exterior trim. In 1955 the Oldsmobile 98 again had a longer wheelbase than the 88. Standard equipment included turn signals, bumper guards, stainless steel molfings, dual horns, cigarette lighter, front and rear floor mats, inside rearview mirror, foam rubber seat cushions, stainless steel rocker panel moldings, front seatback robe cord, spun glass hood insulation, rear window ventiplanes, electric clock, stainless steel wheel discs, custom cushion lounge seats front and rear, hand brake light, courtesy light package, padded dash, Deluxe steering wheel with horn ring, and windshield washer. Upholstery choices were covert and pattern cloth, leather and pattern cloth, leather and nylon, and leather and dimple leather. Standard tire size was 7.70 (196) by 15 inches (381 millimetres). The optional air conditioning unit was moved to the engine bay instead of the trunk.[5] The turning diameter was 43 ft.[6] The Hydramatic automatic transmission gear selector had an S on it, which was used for better performance climbing hills.[7] At mid-year, Olds introduced the new pillarless four-door hardtop body, dubbed the Holiday sedan, in the 98 series. The 4-door Oldsmobile 98 Holiday, along with the 4-door 88 Holiday and the 4-door Buick Century Riviera and 4-door Special Riviera, were the first 4-door hardtops ever produced. Perhaps because of the popularity of the new 4-door hardtop body style total 98 sales set a new record of 118,626.