Gateway Classic Cars of Kansas City is proud to offer a more than stunning seafoam green 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 J2!

If you wanted extra power for your family station wagon you could also order the J-2 carburetor option. This 1957 Olds Golden Roc ... $29,999. The largest model segment were Sedans at 42,700 produced and the second largest produced model was the Holiday Hardtop at 39,162 units.

Only about 7,100 of these convertible Golden models were built with a new car price of about $3,500 in 1957. This 1957 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is a rare luxury. This engine was also called the Rocket 88. All... Order receipt for J2 Package371 CI V-8 engine with J2 Tri-Power Automatic transmission Semifloating rear axle Independent front coil springs... 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 This is a fantastic 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 2 door Holiday Coupe!

In addition to that,  Oldsmobile offered buyers a choice of eighteen colors and eighteen two tone color combinations. The standard engine delivered 315 horsepower. Without a doubt, the 1957 Oldsmobile 88 is a coveted collector car. It’s a four-door hardtop with power steering, windows, seats, and brakes. There was another off road J-2 option which cost about $385 and was really designed for competition use only. The fact is that the 1957 Oldsmobiles were popular cars with big engines and more power options with the J-2. Oldsmobile showed a real propensity for power in the '50s. 1957 Oldsmobile . If that’s okay, just keep browsing. 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 371ci J-2 Engine Block Original Gm . The 1957 Olds 88 had a Fisher body with dimensions that included a 122.5 inch wheelbase, a 208.2 inch overall length, a 76.4 inch width and a height of 59.8 inches. Video below. Compare this 1957 Olds 88 to the cars featured on our AutoMuseumOnline articles linked below…. Front suspension were independent coil springs with rear suspension comprising longitudinal leaf springs. Surprisingly, Oldsmobile charged only $83 for the J-2 option. Brakes were four wheel hydraulic drum. 371/312 HP Golden Rocket V8 engine J2 Tri-Power Hydra-matic Jetway automatic transmission Independent front suspension Power steering Festival... 1957 Oldsmobile Holiday painted with a two tone turquoise and white paint, while sitting on American Racing special edition 18'' chrome wheels... 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 2 Door Sedan J2 Tri Power 371ci 310hp. In 1954 the first thing you would have notice was a lower and longer body shell with wrap around windows on the front and rear. Your email address will not be published.

This 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe for sale has a 371c.i. $749.99. It has the rare J2 Tri-Power... 371 CI Rocket V-8 engine J2 Tri-Power induction Three Rochester 2-barrel carburetors Automatic transmission Continental kit Powered steering... Classic motoring with plenty of upscale touches, that's what this 1957 Oldsmobile 98 has to offer. No motor/trans, no hood.

$650.00. In the middle of the 1957 sales season, Oldsmobile introduced a new high-performance option for the already formidable 371 cubic-inch Rocket V8. A 1957 mint condition Olds Super 88 without the J-2 option might have an auction asking price approaching $50,000. Classic motoring with plenty of upscale touches, that's what this1957 Oldsmobile 98 has to offer. For 1957 Oldsmobile offered the J-2  option which was three two-barrel carburetors for the 371 cubic inch V-8 which was standard for both models. As a comparison, 1957 Buick production numbers totaled 405,098 vehicles, 1957 Pontiac passenger car production totaled 334,041 units, and 146,841 Cadillacs were produced. Antique and Classic Car VIN Numbers / What Do They Tell Us? Power brakes and power steering were options. The J2 option was offered only in the ’57 and ’58 years, but the bragging continues to this day. 1957 Oldsmobile J2 Air Cleaner J-2 Olds 3 Two Barrels. The J2 package, as it was called, employed three Rochester two-barrel carburetors operated by a vacuum-progressive linkage to boost the Rocket’s output from 277 hp to 300 hp, and at a price of only $83, it was the deal of the century for Oldsmobile fans.

Other reports put the horsepower at an even 300. Among the changes for 1957 the Oldsmobile Super 88 had a lower roof and larger grilles and hoods. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. OHV V-8 that the division introduced in 1948 ran 7.25:1 compression and had only 135hp on tap; by '57, less than a decade later, the base Rocket T-400 V-8 displaced 371-cu.in., sported 9.5:1 compression, and was rated at 277 horsepower--more than double the earlier 88's output. Lee Petty, a stock car racer and father of Richard Petty, was recruited by Oldsmobile. The body design looked very clean. (Check out our Tri-Power feature here.) Super 88’s represented about 132,000 units. 1957 Oldsmobile 98. Total Oldsmobile 1957 production was 384,390 vehicles. You might also come across the Olds Super 88 Fiesta Wagon. In ’57, Oldsmobile also offered a special racing version of the J2 package with a radical solid-lifter camshaft, adjustable rocker arms, and dimpled valve covers, rated at 312 hp (wink wink) and priced at $395.

This is a rare four door hardtop vehicle which came with a standard 371 cubic inch engine. We have also seen a Golden Rocket 88 convertible, non J-2, priced in the $70,000 range. So look over everything from the impressive... 1957 oldsmobile convertible 98 j2 black, red white interio, black hartz power top. The Golden Rocket 88 was an entry level model and was also available as a convertible. The Rocket engines gave Olds station wagons a unique aura. But the Automobile Manufactures Association (AMA) racing ban in June of 1957, along with NASCAR’s prohibition on multiple carburetors,  soon eliminated the purpose for its existence. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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. 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 2 Door Sedan J2 Tri Power 371ci 310hp. The 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 featured in this article also received a new look compared to the 1956 model. As it turned out the engine was banned from racing shortly after when the AMA cited that the configuration was not a regular production engine when first introduced. In a large way the J-2 option made the 1957 Oldsmobile a muscle car as well as a luxury car. 1957 1958 Oldsmobile Pontiac Chevy Tripower J2 Carburetors 7009094. Total 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon production was 8,981 units. Engine colors were changed to gold to commemorate the anniversary. The new design changed started with the 1954 Oldsmobile models with an entirely new look than anything before it. $80,000 to $100,000 would be an asking price. But the Tri-Power gets more glory, perhaps due to the more memorable name, or maybe because Pontiac stuck with the feature longer. The changes were many. 1957 Oldsmobile 88 Specifications. These are essentially the same as the Rocket 88 and Super 88. ... 57 Olds 98 convertible. As mentioned above, the 1957 models celebrated Oldsmobile’s Golden Anniversary and any restored models in showroom like condition with or without the J-2 Tri-Power option should command good values. Oldsmobile'sweren't raced... ...paint, while sitting on American Racing special edition 18'' chrome wheels. An Olds Super 88 Convertible with the J-2 Option (Tri-Power) in showroom mint condition is even better. This original 1957 Oldsmobile spot promotes the standard civilian version of the J2 package, naturally. This 1957 Olds Golden Rocket 88 is a beautiful authentic American Hotrod. Today these wagons are rare running or not. The wagon was offered as a Golden Rocket 88 and Super Rocket 88. The J2 package, as it was called, employed three Rochester two-barrel carburetors operated by a vacuum-progressive linkage to boost the Rocket’s output from 277 hp to 300 hp, and at a price of only $83, it was the deal of the century for Oldsmobile fans.