Uploaded on Jul 19, 2010
1954 OLDSMOBILE F-88 ROCKET
Most recently the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 fetched an all-time record at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a winning bid of $3,240,000 (including bidder's fees). This General Motors concept car generated a lot of interest followed by a fierce bidding war to become one of the highest selling cars ever at a Barrett-Jackson auction.
The Oldsmobile F-88 is considered to be one of the most significant concept cars ever created by General Motors. As a rule, Concept cars, including design plans and specifications were destroyed, once introduced to the public in shows like GM's Motorama Shows.
The Oldsmobile F-88 was considered superior to the Corvette and Thunderbird of its time. The F-88 boasted a robust V8 engine coupled to a 4 speed hydromatic transmission mounted in a light weight chasis. If featured full power windows and locks and unique forward looking style. The spare tire was hidden in the rear bumper to enhance styling and improve safety while providing easy access. Just one of many design innovations introduced on the Oldsmobile F-88.
Automobile historians consider the roadster to be one of the greatest expressions of automotive design to ever come from North America.
OLDSMOBLE 1954 F88 ROCKET TWO SEATER CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT SPORTS CAR GM GENERAL MOTORS MOTORAMA