About Oldsmobile 88
The Oldsmobile 88 is a full-size car. It made its debut in 1949. The 88 was Oldsmobile's most popular model for many of its early years. And it was a commercial success for the manufacturer. Throughout its whole production, the model was offered in a wide range of open and closed body styles. And the 88 became known as the Eighty-Eight in 1989. The Oldsmobile 88 has been built in ten generations in total.
The 88 was one of the best-performing automobiles, thanks to its relatively small size, lightweight, and powerful V6 or V8 engine driving the front wheels. During its model years, more and more equipment parts have become available depending on different production years. Take the parts of engines for example. The famous "Rocket" V8 is one of the first postwar overhead valve V8 designs. By virtue of its solid parts, the 88 was also one of the fastest automobiles in America. Then a more sophisticated 3.8 L V6 arrived on the scene with 205 horsepower at 5,200 and 230 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The model adopts an FR layout from 1949 to 1985, and a transverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout from 1986 to 1999.
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When it comes to the inside, the 88 features contemporary styling and an ergonomically correct interior. In the 1996 model year, Oldsmobile restyled the front fascia, grille, fenders, and headlights of the Eighty-Eight to "align this mainstream sedan more consistently with themes initiated in the Aurora." Also, we've seen refined rear moldings, taillights, and fascia. There are new programmable door locks, standard Twilight Sentinel, and daytime running lights.
With a relatively low purchase price, classic parts, and a lot of history behind it, the Oldsmobile 88 is definitely an underappreciated classic. After all, it has been the best-selling car in the Oldsmobile Division of GM from 1950 to 1974. Given the high quality and complexity of the vehicle, it is important to purchase OEM 88 parts from the online shop that are identical to the original and function in the same way.