1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 FUTURAMIC CONVERTIBLE - 187053 Sold* at Las Vegas 2015 - Lot #689 1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 FUTURAMIC CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/187053/187053_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #689

1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 FUTURAMIC CONVERTIBLE

Auction Las Vegas 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 689
Year 1949
Make OLDSMOBILE
Model 98 FUTURAMIC
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 499K2706
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BROWN
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 302
Transmission
Description

Lot #689 - The Futuramic Model 98 was the first to introduce the "new" Rocket 88 engine. The engine was 302ci in displacement with an output of 135bhp. It was considered the Hot Rod of its day. To show off its new Rocket V8 power plant, the factory produced a limited number of hoods with Plexiglas inserts. These units were made available to dealers and did turn a few heads in Oldsmobile dealerships across the country. The Futuramic Model 98 package included a rear center seat armrest, front and rear floor mats, special chrome body moldings, electric clock, DeLuxe steering wheel, stainless-steel wheel trim rings and hydraulic windows, and seat and convertible top controls. The car was previously on display at the Shanghai Auto Museum.
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