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Encyclopedia > Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
A 1950s Olds Rocket 88, still running in 2003
Also called: Oldsmobile Rocket 88
Oldsmobile Delta 88
Manufacturer: General Motors
Production: 19491999
Successor: Oldsmobile Intrigue
Class: Full-size car
Related: Buick LeSabre
Pontiac Bonneville
Similar: Chrysler New Yorker
Mercury Sable

The Oldsmobile 88 was a full-size car sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and produced from 1949 until 1999. Although it was never the marque's top-seller, the 88 was an image leader for the company from its introduction. an Oldsmobile Rocket 88, still running in August, 2003, in downtown New Orleans. ... The following automobile manufacturers produce or have produced automobiles. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a midsize sedan manufactured from 1998 through 2002 by Oldsmobile. ... Car classification is a somewhat subjective subject, as many vehicles fall between classes or even outside all of them. ... // Defenition 2001 E38 Dinan BMW 750iL A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... The Buick LeSabre was a fullsize car made by the Buick division of General Motors. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1967 Chrysler New Yorker 1970 Chrysler New Yorker 2-door hardtop. ... Released in December 1985 for the 1986 model year, the Mercury Sable was the upscale version of the Ford Taurus. ... // Defenition 2001 E38 Dinan BMW 750iL A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo, an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948, debuted in 1997 until the final Olds rolled off the line in 2004. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A marque (French for brand and pronounced as mark) is a brand name, most commonly used for automobile brands. ...


A large number of variations in nomenclature were seen over this long model run - Delmont, Delta, Dynamic, Jetstar, Starfire, Super, Holiday, L/S, LSS, Celebrity, and Royale were used at various times with the 88 badge, and Fiesta appeared on some station wagons in the 1950s and 1960s. The name was more commonly shown as numbers in the earlier years and was usually spelled out in the later.


The Oldsmobile Eighty Eight was produced in Wentzville, Missouri, Flint, Michigan and Lake Orion, Michigan. Wentzville is a city located in St. ... Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... Flint, Michigan is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located along the Flint River about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of Detroit. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Lake Orion is a village located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...

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1949

Oldsmobile introduced the 88 badge in 1949. It was named to complement the already-existing 76 and 98. The new car used the 76's platform with a powerful new Rocket V8 engine. This combination of a relatively small body and large, powerful engine made it a precursor to the muscle car. The final Oldsmobile Logo, an update of the Rocket theme used in various forms since 1948, debuted in 1997 until the final Olds rolled off the line in 2004. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Oldsmobile 98 (formerly Series 90 Custom Cruiser) was a full-size automobile sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in the United States. ... The 1967 Toronados 425 V8, the first front-wheel drive V8 application. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Muscle car is a term for high-performance automobiles, principally referring to American models produced from 1964 to 1971. ...


The 88 enjoyed a great success, inspiring a popular 1950s slogan, "Make a Date with a Rocket 88", and also a song, "Rocket 88", often considered the first rock and roll record. In the 1960s, Oldsmobile would adopt the rocket as its logo, and the 88 name would remain in the Olds lineup until the late 1990s, virtually until the end of Oldsmobile itself. The 1950s were a decade that spanned the years 1950 through 1959, although some sources say from 1951 through 1960. ... Rocket 88, a rhythm and blues song from 1951. ... There are many candidates for the title of the first Rock and Roll record. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


1951

The new Super 88 model was introduced in 1951 and produced until 1964. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


1958

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic Rocket 88 Pillarless Coupé
1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic Rocket 88 Pillarless Coupé

The Dynamic 88 debuted in 1958 and lasted through 1966 positioned as the entry level model below the Super 88. Download high resolution version (1500x973, 251 KB) 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic Rocket 88 Pillarless Coupé at Bristol Car Show, The Downs, Bristol, England. ... Download high resolution version (1500x973, 251 KB) 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic Rocket 88 Pillarless Coupé at Bristol Car Show, The Downs, Bristol, England. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


1964

The Jetstar 88 shared the many of the mid-size car components with the Oldsmobile F-85 line in the 1960s. The Jetstar 88 used the smaller 330 V8, Jetaway (Super Turbine 300) transmission, and 9.5 in (241.3 mm) drum brakes. 1964 also saw the introduction of the Jetstar 1. This model was produced for just two years. The Jetstar 1 shared a notchback body style from the Starfire but included less standard equipment. A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... The Oldsmobile Cutlass is a type of automobile made by General Motors. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1967 Toronados 425 V8, the first front-wheel drive V8 application. ... The Super Turbine 300 (abbreviated ST-300) was a two-speed automatic transmission built by General Motors. ... A drum brake is a brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes or pads that press against the inner surface of a rotating drum. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Notchback is a form of automobile body that is characterized by a sharp vertical drop-off from roof to trunk, as opposed to hatchback or fastback. ...


The Jetstar I is distinguishable from the Starfire and Jetstar 88 in that the rear window on the Jetstar I is concave, rather than convex.


1965

1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88
1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

The Delta name appeared for the first time in 1965 as an upscale trim line of the Dynamic 88, the Dynamic 88 Delta. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1029x513, 110 KB) 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Source: Photographed at the Bay State Antique Automobile Clubs July 10, 2005 show at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA by User:Sfoskett File links The following pages link to this file: Oldsmobile... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1029x513, 110 KB) 1966 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Source: Photographed at the Bay State Antique Automobile Clubs July 10, 2005 show at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA by User:Sfoskett File links The following pages link to this file: Oldsmobile... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


1967

The Delmont 88 was produced for just two years, 1967 and 1968. It replaced the Dynamic 88 and featured the 330 V8 in 1967 and the 350 V8 in 1968. The 425 V8 and 455 V8 was optional on the Delmont. The Delta package became Delta Custom. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The 1967 Toronados 425 V8, the first front-wheel drive V8 application. ... The 1967 Toronados 425 V8, the first front-wheel drive V8 application. ... The 1967 Toronados 425 V8, the first front-wheel drive V8 application. ...


1969

The 1969 88 series dropped the Delmont name and replaced it with the Delta 88. The Royale line appeared. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


1977

1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupé
1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupé

There were now two body styles of the 88 on the GM B platform - the town sedan and the coupe. The 1977-1979 Custom Cruiser wagon was a Chevrolet Caprice clone. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 287 KB)Taken in October of 2003 by myself. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 287 KB)Taken in October of 2003 by myself. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... Oldsmobile used the Custom Cruiser name on their large rear wheel drive station wagons from 1971 to 1992. ... 1972 Chevrolet Caprice 1976 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau Australian-designed and built 2001 Chevrolet Caprice, for Middle Eastern markets and based on the Holden Statesman The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States...


The Royale name was removed from the trunk to become a simple interior trim option, the Royale Brougham in 1979. The next year, this became the high-line model of the 88, a position it occupied through 1983. This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1978 through 1981, a Holiday 88 model featured a floor-mounted shifter and console between the front seats of a Delta 88 coupe. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new front-wheel drive 98 debuted with a major redesign in 1985, and the new Delta 88 Royale Brougham LS model of the 88 took its place as Oldsmobile's most luxurious rear-wheel drive car. Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... The Oldsmobile 98 (formerly Series 90 Custom Cruiser) was a full-size automobile sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in the United States. ... This article is about the year. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) was a common engine/transmission layout used in automobiles throughout the 20th century. ...


1986

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1986-1991 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

For 1986, the Delta 88 switched platforms from the GM B platform to the much smaller front-wheel drive GM H platform, with only 110.8 in wheelbase. In 1989, the prefix "Delta" was dropped, as was the hood ornament, leaving the model to simply become the "Eighty-Eight". The Eighty-Eight was given a mild facelift in 1990 before being redesigned again in 1992. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... The H platform, or H-body, name has been used twice by General Motors. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Its model range during this time was the standard 88, the 88 Royale, and the 88 Royale Brougham, in upscale order.


Engine:

  • 1986-1991 3.8 L (231 in³) V6

The Ford Essex V6 engine A V6 is an internal combustion piston engine with six cylinders in a V configuration. ...

1992

The Oldsmobile Eighty Eight was redesigned for 1992. This would prove to be the last Eighty Eight or 88 model from Oldsmobile when it was replaced by the Oldsmobile Intrigue in the Oldsmobile lineup for 2000, after 2 years of overlapping. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a midsize sedan manufactured from 1998 through 2002 by Oldsmobile. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


It was available as four different models:

  • 1992-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight - A mainstream fullsize sedan
  • 1992-1995 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale - A special trim model, replaced by the Eighty-Eight LS
  • 1996-1999 Oldsmobile LSS - A "sports sedan" targeted to male European car buyers, available with a supercharged V6
  • 1997-1998 Oldsmobile Regency - A luxury model that replaced the Ninety-Eight
1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale
1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale

All four vehicles used the same 110.8 in wheelbase and shared an updated version of the GM H platform. The suspension tuning, interior appointments, and certain exterior trim was used to differentiate the three models. The Oldsmobile 98 (formerly Series 90 Custom Cruiser) was a full-size automobile sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in the United States. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 679 KB) Summary (C) 2004 Matthew Bowen Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Oldsmobile 88 ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 679 KB) Summary (C) 2004 Matthew Bowen Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Oldsmobile 88 ... The H platform, or H-body, name has been used twice by General Motors. ...


Engine:

  • 1992-1999 3.8 L (231 in³) V6

From 1992-1999, the Eighty Eights were produced in Lake Orion, Michigan. The last Oldsmobile LSS was produced on September 23, 1998. The last Oldsmobile Eighty Eight 50th Anniversary Edition was manufactured on January 6, 1999. The Ford Essex V6 engine A V6 is an internal combustion piston engine with six cylinders in a V configuration. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


External links

  • '96 Sedan review
  • The Oldsmobile Connection - The Site For Oldsmobile Enthusiasts



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