Arizona | Lot 267
1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible
$61,600 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
19 January 2018
- Frame-off restoration, completed in 2017
- Equipped with optional Hydra-Matic transmission
By the mid-1950s, General Motors had established what is its strongest product lineup to date. With Cadillac at the top of the market and Chevrolet representing the entry level, Oldsmobile helped to bridge the gap by offering models that offered a unique combination of performance, contemporary styling, and luxury for the upper-middle-class market.
Newly styled for 1958, the Dynamic 88 featured chrome trim on the sides to draw attention to the considerable length. As seen on this example, the rear was re-styled with round taillights that were reminiscent of jet exhausts. Chrome abounded, covering the entire rear, much of the profile, and the extended front fenders. Offered here is the two-door convertible, one of five models produced for that year. With the 1958 calendar year sales totals approaching 311,000 units, Oldsmobile finally overtook Buick to a solid 4th-place industry ranking, and it was acknowledged as the leading marque of the American medium-priced market segment.
The Dynamic 88 convertible was one of only 4,456 produced in 1958, and this is one of very few known survivors. The recipient of a freshly finished restoration, it features the optional Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission paired with a 371-cu. in. V-8 engine. It is also equipped with the Super 88 exterior upgrade, which includes special side mountings and additional chrome. Finished in Festival Red with red and white trim, the car also features Fiesta hubcaps and rear fender skirts, as well as a continental kit rounding out the optional equipment.
A stunning example of 1950s Americana, this Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 is the perfect car for anyone who wants to make a splash.