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1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

Frame-Off Restoration, Celebrity Owned, Gorgeous!

$54,800

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This completely restored 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible is a stunning example of a very desirable and collectible Oldsmobile that was once part of the NASCAR Star, Jeff Gordon's personal automotive collection. The gorgeous color combination and the stunning condition of this Super 88 Convertible make it an amazing choice for any American automotive collection for shows and tours.

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This fully restored 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible is a gorgeous example of the 1950’s Oldsmobile 88s that dominated the NASCAR circuit for years and led the Oldsmobile sales front in 1952. The gorgeous color combination of this frame-off restored Oldsmobile is stunning in person.  It’s celebrity ownership and the high-performance Rocket Power V-8 make this well optioned Super 88 a very desirable example. The 1950s Oldsmobile convertibles are always popular collector cars and this Super 88 would be a perfect addition to any American automotive collection.  This example would be excepted at most concours events around the world.

This 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible is well known and was formerly part of the NASCAR Star, Jeff Gordon’s, automotive collection. In 2007, this Super 88 was acquired by Mr. John O’Quinn and became part of his internationally acclaimed collection. Upon Mr. O’Quinn’s passing, former General Motors Engineer, Mr. Steve Bowers, of Cave Creek, AZ acquired the Super 88 in 2015 as part of his collection. Mr. Bowers has continued to enjoy and maintain the Oldsmobile for the past several years.

The stunning livery of this Super 88 is Royal Turquoise (Code 71) and is in beautiful condition. The power convertible black cloth top with dark red accents operates well and shows beautifully overall. The black cloth boot is in very nice condition and fits very well. The chrome and stainless trim pieces, along with the Oldsmobile and 88 emblems are all in very nice condition and beautifully complement the Turquoise and black top. The color matched rear fender skirts, contrasting red wheels, beautiful chrome wheel covers, and wide whitewall radial tires really complete the gorgeous overall exterior presentation of this stunning Super 88.

The gorgeous interior of this Oldsmobile is upholstered in beautiful red leather which is soft and supple and shows very little wear throughout. The matching red upper dash includes a fascinating and beautiful integrated factory compass.  The silver lower dash and steering column are a beautiful combination along with the ample amount of chrome accents and a beautiful gauge cluster.  The dashboard overall shows very well including the beautiful red steering wheel which comes complete with an Oldsmobile Swiss-made clock that is embedded in the lower portion of the wheel. The red matching carpet is in very nice condition and shows little wear. The interior of the Super 88 is in beautiful overall condition and is stunning complement the gorgeous turquoise livery.

The engine compartment is well detailed and is home to the strong running 303 ci Rocket V-8 with a 4-barrel carburetor which produces 160 hp. The Rocket V-8 is paired with the Hydra-Matic automatic transmission which shifts well and operates quietly. The trunk compartment is in very nice and clean condition and comes complete with a matching radial spare tire, jack and tire iron.

This Super 88 is a stunning example of Oldsmobile’s commitment to beautiful styling and the 1950s innovations make this Oldsmobile a welcomed addition to any automotive collection to be enjoyed, toured and shown.

For more information and details, please call or text Chip Henson at +1.602.509.4776 or email us at sales@classicpromenade.com. This Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

$54,800

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1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible
1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

$54,800

VIN AZ-334788
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 6266
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Royal Turquoise
YEAR 1952
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 572

Oldsmobile Super 88

Interesting Fact: The Oldsmobile Super 88 is a full-size car that was produced from 1949 to 1999 by Oldsmobile. From 1949 to 1951, the Oldsmobile 88 was one of the best performing automobiles around due to its small size and its light weight V8 engine.   The base 88 is arguably one of the first…
Interesting Fact: The Oldsmobile Super 88 is a full-size car that was produced from 1949 to 1999 by Oldsmobile. From 1949 to 1951, the Oldsmobile 88 was one of the best performing automobiles around due to its small size and its light weight V8 engine.   The base 88 is arguably one of the first muscle cars to ever be produced. A more powerful variant, the Super 88, was released in 1951 that features a more luxurious interior and a new B-body frame. A new four-barrel carburetor in 1952 allowed the Super 88 to produce 160 horsepower.    With the second generation of the 88 series, a hardtop four-door version was released, and air conditioning officially became an option. By 1956, the horsepower for the Super 88 had increased to 240 and the vehicle was still top of the line for Oldsmobile. Advancement continued over the years and the Super 88 continued as one of the highest-performing vehicles of all time. Due to this, car enthusiasts still seek out the Super 88 to add to their collections!  

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