1950 OLDSMOBILE “FUTURAMIC 88” 2DR SEDAN
Designer: Harley Earle
Estimate: $24,000 - $30,000
Chassis Number: 508W9934
Decoded: 50=1950; 8=88 Series; W=Wilmington, DE assembly plant; 9934=8,934rd ’50
Oldsmobile scheduled for production at Wilmington, DE
Engine: 303 cid OHV “Rocket” V8
2-barrel Carburetor / 135 bhp
3-Speed HydraMatic Automatic Transmission
Four Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
● Legendary Performance
● Iconic 1950’s styling
● Solid Body with Authenticity
The Model: NASCAR was still in its infancy in 1950, but this fairly new racing organization staged 19 recognized events around the country and in 10 of those races, Oldsmobile was the winner. That year Oldsmobile pilot Bill Rexford took home the Championship, capturing the point run by a good margin over other drivers. No doubt, another factor helping to fan the flames of fortune for Olds was Jackie Brenston’s popular rock n’ roll tune Rocket 88, extolling the virtues of driving a cool car and making sure the ladies won’t be late. With official top speeds of 97 MPH and 060 times of about 13 seconds, it was plenty fast in its day. With superb handling and a very comfortable ride, the Oldsmobile 88 was a sure-fired winner in looks and performance. Harley Earle’s design team slathered on just enough chrome and brightwork to give Olds its own distinct look for 1950.
The Car: One of the most popular cars when new, and extremely rare to find today in original condition, this Rocket 88 sedan is the reason Olds owners were so loyal to the brand. Presented in its original color of Crest Blue, this sedan looks as fresh as the day it was born. Under the hood the properly detail 303 V8 looks like it is inviting you to take it for a ride. With its easy shifting Hydramatic, this car can keep up with modern highway speeds all day long. Factory appointments include deluxe heater/defroster, push-button radio and dash-mounted clock. Fitted with proper graystripe fabric, the seats give plenty of support in the luxury seats. With the beautifully presented big, bold steering wheel, wherever you go in this 88 you will travel smoothly thanks to Olds improve suspension delivering an “Air Borne Ride”. Don’t be late or might miss this Rocket 88.