1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic - Rocket 88
A beautiful blast from the past. A very solid car, lovingly cared for by the previous owner since 1973. Always garage kept, well maintained & pampered. Receiving 2 restorations by the previous owner during the 45 years that he enjoyed it. The car has the legendary 303 V-8 Rocket motor, which is said to have launched the Muscle Car wars of Detroit. The engine is tight and sounds incredible.The transmission is the 4 speed Hydra-matic and shifts through all the gears as it should. If you've ever owned an antique car, then you know they all leak. This one will surprise you. The transmission isn't leaking a drop & the engine after sitting in my garage for months, might leak as much as a tea spoon of oil. Both the motor & the transmission are clean & tight needing only basic preventative maintenance for now. ( same goes for the rear end )The pictures speak 1000 words as far as the exterior condition goes. The car is what I'd call a 20' footer. If you would like to see more detailed photos, then go to this Flickr Photo Album with this link. . here
The interior was redone about 10 years ago & still looks new. Everything about the car has been tastefully done & kept stock. Notice the Coker Classic Whitewalls.It still has the original 6 volt system and can be a little tough to start after its been sitting up, but once you get it going it easily re-starts over & over again. Amazingly, all of the factory gauges are still working & reading accurately. Some things that need work that I'd like to mention are the following...The radiator needs to be re-cored. It's old and doesn't work well for long. The engine starts to run on the hot side after about 30 minutes of driving. If you try to push it too far, it will over heat. I don't run it more than 20 minutes at a time. The shocks are worn out. It will need new shocks.The front end has more slop than it should. I believe the front end needs to be rebuilt. The original turtle back carburetor could use a good cleaning or maybe a rebuild. The car runs fine but you have to feather the throttle & you can't romp on it.If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to call me at 252-619-8067The car is located in Grandy NC, which is about 90 minutes south of Norfolk VA. Here's my legal stuff. .Car is listed for sale locally & I reserve the right to end the auction early. Car is not considered sold until a deposit has been received.Car is for sale by a licensed NC Dealer. . Dixie Trading Co. 6592 Caratoke Hwy, Grandy NC 27939, lic. # 0075857. Car will be sold AS-IS. Description of car & condition report is based on personal opinion & is not in any way expressed or implied as a warranty or guarantee of cars continued operation.
For the winning bidder or buy it now option... A non refundable 500 dollar deposit is due through Pay-Pal with in 48 hours to hold the car for you & consider it SOLD. Afterwards, all hard copy sale documents will be mailed to you for you to sign & send back with a certified cashiers check for the balance due. Car may be picked up after cashiers check has cleared, which may take up to 5 business days. Other forms of payment are wire transfer & cash. Title & supporting documents will be processed and released with the car when the payment has cleared the bank. NO ADDITIONAL or HIDDEN FEES - tax, title & tags will not be collected by dealer. You will pay that when you get to DMV. NO Processing or Doc fees are collected by dealer either.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||508w7373||Mileage:||26,900|
|Number of Cylinders:||8||Model:||Eighty-Eight|
|Body Type:||Sedan||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Exterior Color:||Black||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|