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Old 08-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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The world's rarest automobile. A 1954 Concept Old's Rocket F88

The only one in existence. John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire.

1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates – the F-88 was reassembled. In 1954 – the F-88 was a Motorama “Dream Car” and was one of only two – or an unconfirmed possible three ever created. The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind – and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for an unbelievable $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is the “cornerstone” of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!














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Old 08-26-2010, 10:48 AM
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WOW! My Dad was an Olds guy, accordingly, have always had a soft spot for them. Lots on visual similarity to the early 'Vettes (taillight treatment, hood, etc.)

Sweet car, thanks for sharing the pics and the story, Dennis.
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Looks kinda like an Olds version of the Corvette. Very nice, although a bit gaudy.


When it comes to older muscle though, I'll take an Olds or a Buick over the typical big three any day.
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Definitely a head turner along with a neck twist!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:32 PM
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guys what engine came in this olds 88 ? i think it was not, a v8 !!!!
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Looks kinda like an Olds version of the Corvette. Very nice, although a bit gaudy.


When it comes to older muscle though, I'll take an Olds or a Buick over the typical big three any day.
I had a '64 Dynamic 88 coupe back in HS, 394 was a torque monster.
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I had a 2 dr, '65 Olds Delta 88 Holiday with a 330 2 bbl
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I watch that auction, on the Speed Chanel a few years ago, everyone there was speechless when the bids kept rising. On a side note all the early 'vettes were 6 cyl., so it would stand to reason that this was also.
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Article on conceptcarz.com says it had a 324 CID "Rocket" V-8
Very interesting site BTW
http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...8-Concept.aspx
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:09 AM
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I thought the rarest car was the 2005 Mercury Marauder 2 door convert.....it was a one off I believe...although in some ones site here somewhere I saw a pic of a 4 door conv. also....
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You mean Leno didn't get that Olds'?
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How is it the worlds rarest if 2 or 3 were made?
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