1952 Oldsmobile Super 88


303 V-8 Automatic

Super 88
303 V-8
Cascade Green

1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Deluxe 2 Door Coupe

VIN:  528M57343


To meet the pent up demand for vehicles following World War II, Detroit Auto Manufacturers dusted off the dies of the 1941 models, fired up the production lines and rolled cars out across the county to peoples homes.  In 1948, Oldsmobile's Futuramic post war re-design saw a wide-line body style and was held in high regard.  Under the hood Oldsmobile introduced the new “Rocket” 88 OHV V-8 engine, which displaced 303 cid and developed 135 hp. Over the next three years, the Olds 88 grew heavier chrome bumpers, side trim was modified and chrome and stainless took hold as the 1950's progressed!


In 1952, The Oldsmobile Super 88 Rocket engine power was boosted to 160 hp, fifteen color options were offered with 16 two-tones and the dash was redesigned.  Of the models available, the coupe was a favorite on the American roads for it's styling and powerplant performance.  It was affectionately known as the Banker's Hotrod!


The 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe presented at auction is an exceptional car with excellent history.  Bought new in Pennsylvania, the car was very well maintained and the ownership was chronicled through handwritten notes.  The original owner sold the car when he turned 92 in 2006.  The second owner subjected the car to an extensive 5 year body on restoration to a very high example.  Focus was paid to originality during the restoration.  The current curator of this beautiful car has further enhanced the car which presents with the following:


  • All sheet metal is original to the car
  • Engine is original to the car
  • Original Air Cleaner
  • The Original starter was rebuilt
  • The transmission is original to the car having been rebuilt in the last 1000 miles
  • The car was repainted to the original two tone color from the factory
  • Original bumpers were re-chromed 
  • Factory Gauges are original to the car (All are reported to work save the clock)
  • The Original Radio Works and Delivers Sound through the Original Speaker
  • Glass is GM Original
  • Other Rebuilds to Original include the front end and brakes


Where original to the car didn't meet the high expectation of the 2nd owner, true GM NOS parts were sourced.  Not reproduction pieces, New Old Stock pieces.  Below is a list of the NOS parts painstakingly sourced to enhance the restoration:


GM Factory Wire Hubcaps 

GM Optional Factory Fog Lights

GM Optional Spot Light with Mirror

Exterior Chrome

Factory Spec Reproduction Upholstery

Factory Spec Reproduction Headliner 

Factory Original Front Floor Vinyl and Rear Carpet

GM Factory Original Plexiglass Display Hood


This car shows just as it would have been seen in the Oldsmobile Dealership Showroom.  The factory plexiglass display hood was used in the showroom to highlight the Olds Rocket 88 Engine.  The paint and all bright work looks like and is factory original along with the interior upholstery, dash, headliner, steering wheel and floor.  In addition, the trunk fit and finish matches the high level of the rest of the car.  This is an investment grade car and a fine addition to any discerning collection of beautiful cars.


This car has been consigned to the 10th Annual Montana Classic Car Auction hosted by the Classic Car Auction Group. The auction is Saturday, September 3 at the MetraPark Expo Center in Billings, Montana. To consign your car and/or to register to bid on this and other cars in the auction go to http://www.classiccarauction.us.