AJ’s Car of the Day: Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

AJ’s Car of the Day: Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

Car: Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

Year: 1960

What makes it special: The fourth-generation Oldsmobile’s were given a complete restyle by the 1959 model year. They were now longer, lower and even wider on their G-Body chassis. While other GM styles featured bigger and sharper rear fins, Oldsmobile gave the Super 88 horizontally flattened rear fins and less chrome, giving the car a cleaner look.

What made it famous: For the 1960 model year, the Super 88 received a bolder front grille and a restyled rear design with new taillights. A restyled instrument panel and a trimmer transmission tunnel gave the car more interior space. Power for the Super 88 came from it’s larger, 315 hp 394 cu in Rocket V8 with 4-barrel carburetor which was standard for the Super 88 models.

Why I would want one: These are land yachts, with smooth rides. If you want a true 1960’s cruiser, this is the car for you.

Fun fact: With its large, high-performance V8, Oldsmobile’ 88 series are considered by many to be the first muscle car, which many claim to be, and as always disputed.
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