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Olds 88 Holiday Coupe (1956)


Olds 88 Holiday Coupe (1956)

One of the best-looking cars of the decade, the Olds Holiday Hardtop Coupe had very clean lines and the popular panoramic windshield which was duplicated at the rear. The 88 model sold close to 400,000 models during 1956 and this has ensured the car's longevity and use even today, albeit often in modified form. The owner of this example has rightly chosen to avoid spoiling the car's original lines, but has made significant changes elsewhere. Modifications such as lowered and uprated suspension help to lower the center of gravity and improve the handling dramatically, and all is not standard in the drive train either. The owner has swapped in a Rocket J-2 engine with its triple carb set-up, which provides the sort of performance you'd expect more from a modern V8 sedan. The color is straight from a 1990's Ford Thunderbird and finishes the overall look perfectly.

Olds 88 Holiday Coupe (1956) Specifications

Top speed:121 mph (194 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):8.7 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:371 ci (6,079 cc)
Transmission:3-speed manual
Max power:312 bhp (233 kW) @ 4,600 rpm
Max torque:410 lb ft (556 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
Weight:3,771 lb (1,714 kg)
Economy:11.8 mpg (4.17 km/I)
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