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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 convertible

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This 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 convertible is a multiple show winner and a major head-turner! I purchased this car ten years ago in Florida, and since moving it to Maine it has always been kept in a climate-controlled garage, seeing only enough usage on beautiful summer days to keep it in tip-top running shape. Since purchasing in February of 2008, I have put less than 2,000 additional miles on the odometer, which shows 69,000 miles. Actual miles are unknown, though every mechanic who has worked on the car agree that neither the 371 Rocket engine nor the tranny have ever been out of the car. I have tuned the car only once in those ten years, the engine purrs flawlessly, and the car shifts and cruises beautifully. In fact, while a fully refurbished “J-2” manifold and carb set up are included with the car, it runs so well now that I have not wanted to tinker with it.

Paint is in excellent shape, the chrome is fabulous, and the interior is excellent as well. Tires are American Classic whitewalls that are like new, and the car also has the original “spinner” wheel covers. In the last two years I have installed a new convertible top, replaced the gas tank and the carpeting. While the stock radio is in the car, I have upgraded to an AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth phone set up, which is hidden in the glove box, along with Custom Autosound speakers which slide under the front seats for shows. The only “glitch” with this car is a gas gauge that works perfectly – in reverse! Full = Empty, Empty= Full! It was obviously replaced at one time in the past, and I have searched for a replacement for some time but to no avail so far. Even the clock keeps perfect time.

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Camden, Maine
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