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1953 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Sale price: $29,900.00 make an offer

Car location: Macedonia, Ohio, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Oldsmobile
Model: Eighty-Eight
Year: 1953
Type: --
Color: Black
Mileage: 46706
Engine: 303 cubic inch V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clean
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1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 46706 Miles Black 303 cubic inch V8 Automatic
Stock #:
118115
Exterior Color:
Black
Interior Color:
Gray cloth
Transmission:
Automatic
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Engine:
303 cubic inch V8
Mileage:
46,706
Vehicle Original VIN : 538M100370
46,706 original miles. Beautifully preserved throughout, fantastic runner. The Super 88 was probably the fastest car on the road in 1953 and this one delivers. 303 V8, Hydra-Matic transmission, wide whitewall radials. A solid survivor that delivers big on the road.

Original cars just seem to work better. They haven't been disassembled and no matter how good your shop may be, they're not as good as the factory. Survivors just drive better—tighter, smoother, and more sturdy. That's why we like this 1953 Olds Super 88 so much. With just two owners and 46,000 original miles, it has always been treated like something special. It was probably a daily driver for a while, but the clean undercarriage suggests never in foul weather. The black paint is in excellent condition and after a professional buff, it shines up the way only vintage enamel can. The clean 2-door sedan bodywork was the strongest and lightest, making this one of the fastest cars you could own. The doors slam with a solid sound that defined GM at its peak and panel gaps are quite good all around. The chrome and stainless trim is excellent, particularly the jet-inspired hood ornament and beautifully preserved globe hood emblem that's still sharp and crisp. Fender skirts also help with the sleek look.

The interior is likewise beautifully preserved with handsome two-tone upholstery and plenty of room for everyone, front and rear. The carpets are a little threadbare, but they, too, are original and the dash is in excellent condition. Even the steering wheel looks great with none of the usual cracking. Auxiliary gauges around the speedometer are all fully functional—the only thing not working appears to be the shifter indicator. There's no radio and never has been, but there is an accessory heater under the dash and it's effective. The original headliner is completely intact and the painted garnish moldings provide some nice contrast. In back, there's a good-sized trunk with beautiful original cardboard bulkheads and mats, plus a matching full-sized spare and jack assembly.

Oldsmobile's thoroughly modern OHV V8 was punched out to 303 cubic inches and delivers the kind of smooth, effortless performance you'd expect from GM's luxury performance division. With just over 46,000 original miles, it has never been opened and runs superbly—easy to start and pulling the car around with plenty of V8 torque. It wears correct Oldsmobile green engine enamel and yellow Rocket decals, plus the original air cleaner up top which is so highly sought by hot rodders. The only non-stock part appears to be the coil, but given how easily it starts who can argue with the results? There's silky smooth torque at any speed and with the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission behind it, this is a fantastic cruiser. The engine is augmented with a true dual exhaust system and glasspack mufflers, which have a modest, mellow sound that's appropriate to the era and the suspension is completely stock. Please not how clean the floors and rockers are, suggesting that this car has never seen winter weather and the original suspension is still supple and comfortable. Factory 15-inch wheels have been fitted with fresh 235/75/15 wide whitewall radials that ride and handle great.

Extras include a set of original 1953 and 1954 factory shop manuals.

Handsome, comfortable, and fast, this Olds is a great hobby car that loves to devour pavement. Set yourself up for some road trips with this car and enjoy everything that Oldsmobile had to offer in 1953. The beautiful preservation and originality delivers an authentic experience that few restored cars can match. Call today!

Harwood motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

Vehicle Description

Vehicle Original VIN : 538M100370
46,706 original miles. Beautifully preserved throughout, fantastic runner. The Super 88 was probably the fastest car on the road in 1953 and this one delivers. 303 V8, Hydra-Matic transmission, wide whitewall radials. A solid survivor that delivers big on the road.

Original cars just seem to work better. They haven't been disassembled and no matter how good your shop may be, they're not as good as the factory. Survivors just drive better—tighter, smoother, and more sturdy. That's why we like this 1953 Olds Super 88 so much. With just two owners and 46,000 original miles, it has always been treated like something special. It was probably a daily driver for a while, but the clean undercarriage suggests never in foul weather. The black paint is in excellent condition and after a professional buff, it shines up the way only vintage enamel can. The clean 2-door sedan bodywork was the strongest and lightest, making this one of the fastest cars you could own. The doors slam with a solid sound that defined GM at its peak and panel gaps are quite good all around. The chrome and stainless trim is excellent, particularly the jet-inspired hood ornament and beautifully preserved globe hood emblem that's still sharp and crisp. Fender skirts also help with the sleek look.

The interior is likewise beautifully preserved with handsome two-tone upholstery and plenty of room for everyone, front and rear. The carpets are a little threadbare, but they, too, are original and the dash is in excellent condition. Even the steering wheel looks great with none of the usual cracking. Auxiliary gauges around the speedometer are all fully functional—the only thing not working appears to be the shifter indicator. There's no radio and never has been, but there is an accessory heater under the dash and it's effective. The original headliner is completely intact and the painted garnish moldings provide some nice contrast. In back, there's a good-sized trunk with beautiful original cardboard bulkheads and mats, plus a matching full-sized spare and jack assembly.

Oldsmobile's thoroughly modern OHV V8 was punched out to 303 cubic inches and delivers the kind of smooth, effortless performance you'd expect from GM's luxury performance division. With just over 46,000 original miles, it has never been opened and runs superbly—easy to start and pulling the car around with plenty of V8 torque. It wears correct Oldsmobile green engine enamel and yellow Rocket decals, plus the original air cleaner up top which is so highly sought by hot rodders. The only non-stock part appears to be the coil, but given how easily it starts who can argue with the results? There's silky smooth torque at any speed and with the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission behind it, this is a fantastic cruiser. The engine is augmented with a true dual exhaust system and glasspack mufflers, which have a modest, mellow sound that's appropriate to the era and the suspension is completely stock. Please not how clean the floors and rockers are, suggesting that this car has never seen winter weather and the original suspension is still supple and comfortable. Factory 15-inch wheels have been fitted with fresh 235/75/15 wide whitewall radials that ride and handle great.

Extras include a set of original 1953 and 1954 factory shop manuals.

Handsome, comfortable, and fast, this Olds is a great hobby car that loves to devour pavement. Set yourself up for some road trips with this car and enjoy everything that Oldsmobile had to offer in 1953. The beautiful preservation and originality delivers an authentic experience that few restored cars can match. Call today!

Harwood motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

Vehicle Warranty

WARRANTY

ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD "AS-IS, WHERE-IS", and Harwood does not in any way, expressed or implied, give any warranties to Buyer. Harwood expressly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. No statements in Harwood's advertising whether in print or online shall be deemed to create a representation of a warranty.


About Harwood Motors

ABOUT HARWOOD MOTORS

Harwood Motors offers enthusiasts an effortless way to buy and sell collector vehicles. Matt and Melanie have years of experience buying, selling, and collecting vintage automobiles. We are a family business with close ties to the hobby itself and we like to think of ourselves as matchmakers rather than a mere car dealership. There's a right car for you out there, and we can help you find it, even if you don't particularly know where to start. What Harwood Motors does isn't new, but the way we do it will make you a client for life, whether you're a buyer or a seller. Call us any time to talk cars, trucks, or even just about the hobby in general; you'll be surprised to find you already have a friend. 

If you have a special car that you would like to market, Harwood Motors can put it in front of real buyers. We have an extensive network of clients who are always looking for their next special vehicle.  Please contact us for more information on any of our programs.

Feel free to contact us at any time using Cars@HarwoodMotors.com or by phone at 440-565-5335.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

While we do our best to present all vehicles as honestly and accurately as possible, Harwood Motors Ltd. cannot guarantee the veracity of the information contained herein. This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, suitability, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Harwood Motors Ltd. is not an expert in the construction, metallurgy, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle ever made. Harwood Motors Ltd. strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. We cannot guarantee the fitness of any components beyond a visual inspection and normal operation of the vehicle. We do not perform internal examinations, so we cannot guarantee the condition of unseen internal components such as crankshafts, bearings, gears, and other mechanical equipment. This also applies to electronics such as radios, clocks, gauges, light fixtures, switches, or other electrical devices. Buyer should personally inspect the vehicle and satisfy himself as to its mechanical and cosmetic fitness. We always welcome inspections by Buyers and/or third parties who wish to undertake such examinations at their own expense. Harwood makes no warranty or representation regarding mileage unless otherwise stated. Listed prices do not include additional fees, state, federal, or local taxes, or shipping and delivery costs. Harwood Motors Ltd collects a $150.00 documentation fee on every vehicle purchase. Buyer is entirely responsible for satisfying himself that the car is as-represented prior to purchase and there are no warranties, expressed or implied, involved in the sale of any motor vehicle represented by Harwood Motors Ltd.


PAYMENT AND SHIPPING

A non-refundable PayPal deposit is required within 24 hours of the auction's end, or immediately for those buyers using the "Buy It Now" feature. Please see vehicle listing for the required amount. For final payment, we accept certified bank checks, and bank to bank wire transfer of funds. We will also accept your credit union or bank auto financing check from any reputable institution. Please contact us for financing options. Note that no vehicle ships without payment in full clearing our bank.

The Buyer is responsible for pickup and/or shipping of the vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped we will gladly assist you in making arrangements and work with several large shipping companies to deliver cars all over the world. Please contact us for details.

Fees and Taxes

FEES AND TAXES

The buyer is responsible for all local state, county, and city tax fees, as well as title and registration fees and any other costs that may apply, and Harwood Motors charges a $150 document preparation fee on each transaction.

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