Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fiesta Wagon: 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88

1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Fiesta Wagon
One thing is for sure, Oldsmobile went all out when they designed the Super 88 Fiesta Wagon! This example isn’t exactly stock, but its body is uncut and wears its original trim. And boy is there a lot of trim on this thing! Someone has lowered this exceptionally rare and cool wagon, but I actually don’t mind it. I do have to admit though that a vehicle as rare and special as this really deserves to be restored back to original. If you haven’t ever heard of the Super 88 Fiesta, that’s because they only built 8k or so! This one can be found here on eBay in Dade City, Florida with a current bid of $2,750 and no reserve!

1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Engine
The Fiesta really was meant to be a fun wagon, with the option to equip it with a six pack of carbs for 312 horsepower it was actually one quick family hauler. This car appears to be equipped with the more mundane 4 barrel setup, which was only good for 305 horse. Oh wait, that’s still an impressive amount of power for a 1958 station wagon! I bet there were more than a few teenagers who had too much fun in the family’s Fiesta wagon and ended up running it into a pole or ditch.
1958 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon
These things really were impressive, but there isn’t much information about them out there. I think they are often overlooked because they came as a 4 door, but I think in this case the extra set of doors just increases the cool factor! I’d love to have one of these, but I’m a bit nervous about buying this one. I get that way anytime rare and customized are in the same sentence, as it usually means you are going to have a hard time finding the correct parts and trim. As long as all the hard to find bits are here and unmodified, it might be alright. What do you think? Is it worth taking on this lowered party wagon?