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 Jay Snider
 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 (610)645-4505
 
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1957 Oldsmobile 88 Super 88 Golden Rocket
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1957 Oldsmobile 88 Super 88 Golden Rocket

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spacer 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Golden Rocket. Serial number 577L02657, Motor number A029984 upgraded to J2 during restoration. 80,714 miles. Includes: custom cover; 4 period style white wall tires (radial white walls are installed for superior driving); seat belts added during restoration; mint condition 1956 California plate with mint 1957 sticker (neither had been used previously); 1957 California disabled veterans key fob for mailing lost keys; complete provenance-original bill of sale, license plate, all records etc. Frame-off restoration completed in 2005. This is a very special car with a special history, virtually unique in that its history is completely documented. I was originally looking for a 98 as a 60th birthday present for my father in 1992. I was living in Philadelphia and travelled to Chicago and Des Moines, among other places, looking at cars. Eventually I spoke to the Hemmings ‘57 Olds club advisor who told me about an original owner 88 located in Glens Falls, New York. He warned me that he had taken 5 buyers there in the past and the owner had refused to sell the car to any of them. Nevertheless he made an appointment and on a snowy night I went to meet Margery Hammond and see her “baby”. She and her husband Edward had purchased the car in 1957 and it was their pride and joy until he died 7 years previous. The car was never driven in the snow and was garage kept right to that day. After looking at the car we sat in her kitchen and she asked me what I was going to do with the car. Its future home was of paramount importance to her. When I told her it was a present for my dad she agreed to sell it to me. That was the beginning of a long correspondence, during which she subsequently found and sent me the original bill of sale and license plate. Margery lived well into her 90’s, passing away a few years ago. Unfortunately the car sat idle for many of the 7 years after Edward died and needed quite a bit of work. We got the car running but as it turned out I drove it all of the time, not my dad, so he gifted the car back to me and I hired Thornton Auto Works in Telford, Pa. to do a complete frame-off restoration. I have all of the service records from Thornton as well as everyone else that has touched the car (it is thoroughly maintained at all times) and most recently installed a brand new motor for the top. The car is a great driver and would surely be a great show car, although I have never shown it. Everything works except the clock and the windshield wipers (who would drive this in the rain?). The only two blemishes are recent small paint chips in the driver’s side door (someone dinged it for the first time ever), and there is some rust coming through under the side view mirror. Will provide pictures. The car that all collectors look for! spacer
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 Item Number:  1099432
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 Mileage:  80417
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 Price:  $99,671 / Call
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 Stock#:  N/A
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 Vin#:  577L02657
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 Exterior:  Grenada Gray
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 Interior:  Red and White
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 Body Style:  Convertible
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 Engine:  J2
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 Transmission:  Hydramatic
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 Make:  Oldsmobile
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 Model:  88
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