Oldsmobile F-88

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The Oldsmobile F-88 was a dream car created by Oldsmobile in 1954, with initial sketches made by Bill Lange.[1] It used the chassis of the Chevrolet Corvette and shared its 102 in (2,600 mm) wheelbase. Like the Corvette, and the Pontiac Bonneville Special, the F-88's body was fiberglass.[citation needed]

The car used a 324 cubic inch (5.3 litre) Super 88 V8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor with a small, flat air cleaner. The Corvette-derived rear axle had a ratio of 3.55:1. The console was modified from the 1953 Oldsmobile console with a tachometer added and customizing the fascia of the gauges. The instrument panel of the F-88 was later used on a Cutlass. The F-88 was and is considered by some as a car that changed the style of cars for the new era.[1] In 2005 the show car was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction to John and Maureen Hendricks for over three million dollars[1]. Today it is on display in its own showroom at the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.[2] Rumors suggest a second F-88 met a grim end at a fire between display shows.[3]


  1. ^ a b "1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept news, pictures, and information". www.conceptcarz.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car". www.gatewayautomuseum.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "1954 Oldsmobile F-88". auto.howstuffworks.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 

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