Automobile of the Week – 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 

This might look as a dumb classic car to many, unless you are the typical ‘classic car lover’. But yeah, sometimes we think: “Who on earth hates classic cars?” They were beauties, and if you own a rare one, they could fetch you more money than you get if you sell an owned Bugatti Veryron.

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However, the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 is not just another classic car. It is a beast in itself, and it is also one of Oldsmobile’s first super cars. Residing at the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in Colorado, the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 was one of the finest cars ever made in the 1950s. But Oldsmobile was then merged into GM, and sadly, it just remained a concept.

The reason why the Oldsmobile was featured here on the Automobile of the Week section. There was only one of these cars, which was ever made.  The normal rule is that these cars be destroyed by GM, but fortunately, the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 survived. It was one of the very few cars that would have otherwise landed up in the junkyard.

There are many stories surrounding the fate of the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88. Some of them suggest that there were two of them, which were manufactured, and one of them escaped being destroyed. Another version of the story says that 3 of them were made, and that one was destroyed, while the other one is hiding in some old unidentified garage or barn.

But what we know is that there is only one 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 that we could see. Its worth is estimated at a whopping $3,300,000. The car’s unbelievable styling and futuristic design makes one wonder if it is really a product that belongs in the 1950s. Also note, Oldsmobile is the first company to manufacture a car with automatic transmission.

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