First introduced to the public in 1941, the Oldsmobile 98 carries with it a long and proud history. Over the course of 55 years, the 98 would go through 12 generations of models before it's discontinuation in 1996. Arguably, none were as popular as the redesigned post war vehicles that were introduced in 1948. Year after year, Oldsmobile would set sale records for their luxurious line of 98s.
In 1950, Oldsmobile made sublte changes to its premier line that resulted in another record year. 1950 was the first totally slab sided Oldsmobile and the first sedan with wraparound rear windows. A 4-door 98 fastback appeared for one year only in 1950 and was called the Town Sedan, selling only 1,778 units. Standard equipment included bumper guards, dual horns, parking lamps, dome light, rubber floor mats, aluminum sill plates, foam rubber seat cushions, chrome interior trim, lined luggage compartment and counterbalanced trunk lid. Deluxe 98 equipment included rear seat armrest, Deluxe electric clock, Deluxe steering wheel and horn button, special door trim and stainless steel wheel trim rings. Upholstery choices spanned nylon fabric, striped broadcloth or leather. It was the first year that Oldsmobile crested over 100,000 sales for the 98.
This 1950 Futuramic 98 convertible is a wonderful example of why this line of cars was so popular and so far ahead of its time. Powered by the now famous Rocket 303ci V8, this '50 left the factory with 135hp and a powerglide transmission. Covered in its original crest blue and blue leather interior. This car shows extremely well and is ready to be driven to your local car show.
Since the frame up restoration, the car has only seen just over 1800 miles on the road. The restoration included a complete rebuilding of the engine, Hydramatic automatic transmission, rear differential, brakes and steering.
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VIN DECODE - 50 - 1950 9 - SERIES 98 M - LANSING, MI ASSEMBLY PLANT 31021 - PRODUCTION NUMBER
DATA TAG DECODE 3867X - Deluxe Convertible Coupe G1628 - Production number for body built at Flint, MI body plant Trim 376B - Blue leather interior Paint 14 - Crest Blue exterior
DOES IT WORK? Air Conditioning N/A Heater YES Speedometer YES Oil PSI Gauge YES Temperature Gauge YES Fuel Gauge YES Tachometer N/A Wipers YES Horn YES Radio NO Headlights YES Tail Lights YES Brake Lights YES Reverse Lights YES - passenger side is not working Turn Signals YES Runs & Drives YES All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.
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