OLDSMOBILE 88 1949 - 1953
The Oldsmobile 8 models is widely regarded as the grandfather of ulterior released muscle-cars thanks to a lucky combination of a light-weight chassis and a powerful Rocket V8 engine that had been designed for a larger, more powerful vehicle. Daringly styled and very well equipped, the 88 enjoyed great popularity with young customers, having also been marketed as a dating-vehicle. The car also registered a significant number of Nascar victories which further increased demand for the 88. It was so well-received that it was the single highest-selling Odlsmobile model for nearly 25 years.
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