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V-8
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Auto
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VIN
567K16862

Description

240 HP, 324 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine, Hydramatic Automatic Transmission VIN: 567K16862 When it came to horsepower, Oldsmobile took a backseat to few others in the 1950's, with its Rocket V-8's and cutting edge engineering. Styling was also a strong point with Olds, and the 1956 models proved that. From the wide-mouth grille surrounded by a massive chrome plated bumper to the jet-fire i...

240 HP, 324 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine, Hydramatic Automatic Transmission VIN: 567K16862 When it came to horsepower, Oldsmobile took a backseat to few others in the 1950's, with its Rocket V-8's and cutting edge engineering. Styling was also a strong point with Olds, and the 1956 models proved that. From the wide-mouth grille surrounded by a massive chrome plated bumper to the jet-fire inspired taillights mounted high on the rear quarter panels, you knew you were looking at an Oldsmobile. This outstanding example is an icon of what colorful motoring was in the mid-1950's. Finished in its original colors of Festival Red and Alcan White, its two-tone scheme is even more outstanding today than it was over 55 years ago. With a matching interior carried out in two-tone vinyl, the dashboard reflects the exterior styling with massive amounts of attractive chrome plating that houses the original Super Deluxe push-button radio, the easy to read clock and controls for the heater-defroster and other motoring needs. Under the hood houses that mighty V-8 engine with its chrome plated valve covers and dual-scoop air-cleaner mounted atop the four-barrel carburetor. Everywhere you look, the Oldsmobile for 1956 was Rocket inspired from the beautiful hood ornament to the side trim, from a time when we were on the edge of the space age, and what better way to travel than in this Holiday hardtop from Oldsmobile.

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