Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 6:01 pm, June 27, 2011
This 1955 Oldsmobile 88 is sitting on a side street in Tonawanda. A little paint, some new bumpers… eh, you got yourself a nice-looking classic! For 1955 there were 88s and Super 88s, the main difference being the engine: the Supers had ten more horsepower and were a tad fancier. The 88 was also used by some of the patrolmen on the first year of the tv series Highway Patrol, although they were usually driven by minions while the big shots drove Buick Centurys. The ’55 88 four-door sedan listed new for $2,297 (57,777 were produced) while the Super 88 was $2,503 and was by far the most popular Olds that year with a total of 111,316 built.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know