1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE - 170782 Sold* at Palm Beach 2014 - Lot #461 1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/170782/170782_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #461

1957 OLDSMOBILE ROCKET 88 CONVERTIBLE

Auction Palm Beach 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 461
Year 1957
Make OLDSMOBILE
Model ROCKET 88
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 577A03050
Exterior Color LIGHT BLUE
Interior Color BLUE/WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 371 CUBIC
Transmission 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

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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