1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE - 170782Sold* at Palm Beach 2014 - Lot #461 1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/170782/170782_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE
Palm Beach 2014
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #461 - Oldsmobile celebrated 1957 as the company's 60th anniversary. Oldsmobile Division of General Motors, which was a founding firm of GM in 1908, renamed the entry-level series "Golden Rocket 88." The 1957 Golden Rocket Oldsmobile has been equipped with the coveted J2 triple carburetor option. Available on all series, the J2 package was originally intended for NASCAR competition, but NASCAR Chief Bill France banned it, claiming it was not a production option. In addition to the J2 package, the car has power steering and power brakes, windshield washers, an electric clock, a heater and a Wonderbar signal seeking AM radio with power antenna, power seats and a power top. Attractive in light blue, it has a dark blue vinyl convertible top with matching boot cover and blue and white vinyl upholstery, all in excellent condition. The car is also fitted with seat belts. The body contours, paint and chrome are all exceptional and an examination of the black undercarriage confirms its professional, body-off restoration. Whitewall tires are mounted on steel wheels and dressed with full wheel Oldsmobile covers.
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