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Oldslady Liz's '55 98

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These are the one's that got me interested in Oldsmobiles as a kid. Just something about those bullet tail lights that look so good. Then you move to the inside and see that beautilful dash. I think Olds had the best designs of the 50's, and even on into the 60's.

Beautilful car, someday I will own one.

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It's great to enjoy this hobby with people that have a sense of humor and don't take it all to serious. We all need a little lightheartedness once in a while.

Glad that you're enjoying the summer and showing your beautiful car so all can appreciate it.

If you get bored with it, i'd be glad to drive it for a year, lol.

Best of luck with it.

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Thank you very much... i really really enjoy this car... i really liked my essex but this one... wow... hope you do get one some day.

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Thank you.. one thing i don't think will happen is boredom ... haha... i pat her on the dash and tell her good girl for the rides we are taking are getting longer and longer and she passes every test... so far...

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: oldslady liz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">trying to post pics myself for the first time.... yippee ..i did it... </div></div>

See? I told you you could do it.

Paul

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wow is it hard to find a rear window for a 1955 olds 98 holiday..i would like to replace mine because it has some scratches in the glass...maybe done by an animal as it sat in a barn or garage... tried to get the scratches rubbed out but better to replace it if i can ever find one..so if any one hears where i can one in pristine shape please let me know..thanks...

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Great looking '98. I have sellers remorse for a '55 '98 2dr HT. I did in mid 80's and sold in late '90's. I did it in turquoise and white and must admit it looked great. Received many great comments and drove it several thousand miles and didn't fail me once. Enjoy your '98 as I think they are one of the best looking Oldsmobiles of the '50's.

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wow weeeeee i am sorry i did not know you posted this.. must have been when pc crashed.. what a gorgeous car.. just beautiful.... i cannot believe i found someone with a 98...55 in this great condition..so nice to see,....

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Thank's Liz, I just posted them about an hour ago. Your's is beauty as well.Love the colors. I have'nt seen one in your color combo before.Then again I don't see many 55 98's at all. Enjoy driving her. Gary

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Your car is just beautiful... my car looks good in pic but you should see it now... it was completely restored.. the only thing waiting for now ..is the chrome and everything to go back on... i had new glass made and all chrome rechromed and new paint.. same color.. here are a couple of pics... tell me about yours ... a little history.. yes these cars are rare.. thats why it is even more exciting to meet some one else with one.... and a gorgeous one..!!!carfreshpaintoct2008001.jpg

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Can't wait to see pics of it finished. It looked pretty nice already. Mine is really nice, not perfect but really nice. It is equipped with power windows, power seat,autronic eye. Still has original leather seats,headliner and dashpad,all in great shape, new carpet.Car was painted in factory correct colors in late 90's. Chrome is a combo of original and replated.All mechanicals work beautifully. A very solid car all around. Only things that do not work are the clock and trunk light. Who did your chrome work? Were you happy with the quality? I'd like to have my vent window frames redone eventually.

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i will pm you the information...if your interested .. they took a longer amount of time to do it then expected but from the looks of the chrome he did excellent work... here is pic of chrome..i had all the windows including vent windows done.. . i will really know when car is all back together..that won't be until spring.. our weather is too bad here to venture back to restoration place... once it is back there it should go fast.. right now all windows are out..side panals inside are out.. etc etc... your car is beautiful... i cannot tell you how much i love these cars... solid safe and comfortable and ahead of its time.. i have all the power everything too..mine is a holiday too.. and i think that meant they were fully loaded.. i love your skirts... looks good with your car.chrome002.jpg.

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Betcha can't wait till spring to get it all back together. I noticed you have radial tires, how does it ride. I have the original style BF Goodrich Silvertown bias ply tire's on mine. The bias ply's tend to wander a bit on badly surfaced roads but you get used to them. They ride pretty smooth otherwise. I'll probably use Paul's chrome for my vent window frames, they're a bit pricey but I've heard nothing but good things about the quality.Production numbers for the 55 98 2 dr hardtop was 38,363 don't know how many remain. Total production for all 55 Oldsmobiles was 583,179 the majority being 88's.Production numbers for 54 and 56 98 2 doors were much lower.I'd love to get a pic of mine between a 54 and a 56. Maybe one day.

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Do you show your car?... we intend to at least hit all the local shows this summer.....we went to quite a few last year.. we swept them off their feet just because you never see a olds 98 .. yes they are coker radials are very good... We love driving it to the shows... never a problem.. hugs the road.. we do not do more then 50mph.. yes your better off with a chrome person near you.. we found this one local.. very rare to find one here.but like i said took so long.. . florida has quite a few..so you can keep on them... i called every other day.. or i still would not have it back... they have so much work...

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