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1954 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Holiday 2-Door Hardtop


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2-door 98 Oldsmobiles from 1954 are most difficult to find.

I am convinced that one of the main reasons is that those engines ran forever.

It wasn't uncommon back in the seventies to find people with

the oddmeter going around for the second or third time

on an unrebuilt engine.

However, with many of these cars, the bodies, which did have a tendency to rust out

before they were ten years old, caused people to switch the engines,

which would still be good, to a later model car, and send the original body to the scrap yard.

I know that my Dad sold the family 98 Holiday Coupe when it was 11 years old.

The guy who bought it put the engine and trans in a 1956 Olds he found with a

good body and worn engine.

Then drove it another four years until someone crashed into him.

I always liked the 1954 Olds 2-door 98, and it took me 2 1/2 years of

constant searching until I found one in decent condition in 1967.

It was a 98 Starfire convertible with leather seats and all options except AC.

I have had it for 35 years,

and one of these days I've got to get around to restoring it!

I guess you could say that I used to be a crastinator, but now I've turned pro.

Have collected a lot of parts for the job, over the years, however. wink.gif

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