1957 Oldsmobile Super 88

RM Open Roads February 2021
Friday, 19 February - Sunday, 28 February 2021
Sale Price
$75,000 - $100,000
Est. Range
27 February 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 578C11659. Jade Mist with white top over Jade Mist and white leather. 371/277hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, boot cover, power windows, WonderBar radio.

Evaluation: Located in California. Restored in the 1990s and mostly displayed or shown since. Very good paint, chrome, and interior. Good panel fit. Rear window on the top has shrunken and the top material is creased from constantly being down. Excellent engine bay and underbody. Not done yesterday, but the quality of the work is apparent, and this car can still be shown with confidence.

Bottom Line: This car originally showed not sold at a $69,000 high bid at the conclusion of the auction, but the seller came to their senses and a post-block deal was reached. 1950s American cars, particularly ones from orphan brands like Oldsmobile, aren’t getting any more valuable and this car is unlikely to find a much higher offer elsewhere even though it was reported sold by Gooding at Amelia in 2011 for $126,500.

by Andrew Newton
6 March 2021


  • Maestro1 says:

    My Father had this car in Black with a White Top and Red Interior. And a plaid motoring cap that he always wore on his bald head when motoring with the top down. He loved it, and so did we, his children. My Mother thought it was a very pretty Chevrolet. She said the same thing about a Letter Series Chrysler Convertible we owned in the early Sixties. Thank you Andrew

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