Sunday, April 17, 2011

1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car

This, a lighter offering. Via email...



The world's rarest automobile. A 1954 concept Old's Rocket F88 - the only one in existence.

This is the car that in 1954 could have "killed" the Corvette. Chevrolet, being GM's big sales and profit division, campaigned to GM to "kill" this car. When Chevy was coming out with it's 6-cylinder sports car with it's 2-speed "Powerglide" transmission and side curtains, here was a wicked sports car from Oldsmobile with a big V-8 and...power windows!

So, GM said NO to Oldsmobile.

John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire this beauty.

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 three ever created. The F-88 seen here is literally the only known car left of its kind. It was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale for an unbelievable $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is the "cornerstone" of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, given it's own special room with a rotating display worthy of the F-88.

1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car












8 comments:

  1. Pretty cool car.

    Hey, do you know why you should vote for Sarah Palin in the primary? Because... i would be so mad! I would, you know, blow a gasket. I'm just so threatened by such a strong conservative woman.

    Do it do it do it do it.

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  2. Hey, I posted your pig-ignorant crappy-assed comment just to ask you, WTF happened to ED? It's GONE! and something...else...is in it's place.

    NO MORE LULZ? ONOES~!

    (Bumper Sticker: "Sarah Palin skinned a moose; imagine what she'll do to a Jackass." )

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  3. Yep, it is. They're making an attempt to be "respectable," which might be doomed to failure. Without the lulz, it would just be... wikipedia.

    Ryan Bacon is pissed, but i'll live. After all, there was once a clique of jealous little cumstains there who once tried to troll and discredit ME. Unbelievable! Of course, i spanked them hard and sent them running.

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  4. Meh. Someone needs to hack it out of it's misery.

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  5. Don't worry, the trolls are already migrating to LurkMoarpedia.

    Remember when they closed down Napster and then no one ever downloaded free music after that?

    Exactly.

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  6. Let me know when they reconstruct that hilarious page on teh furries (the best ED page there ever was!), because there's furries on the Twitter that were furrious about it.

    Maybe the Wayback machine has it ?

    When are you going to get on the Twitter, btw? Not that I'd follow you or anything; but it'd be amusing and worth a couple LOLs to watch a n00b amongst the sharks... )

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  7. I am on twitter.

    Sharks? Now i'm curious. If you're not swift enough to match wits with me on your own blog, i doubt you'd have any more luck on some other site.

    So you and the other protein chuggers have little twitter wars or something? Does that happyfeet guy post "LOL Sara palin is DUMCUNT horrble" and the others say "STFU Sarrahcuda most awewum canidate EVAR" and such?

    That would be cute.

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  8. This is you? That's lame, even more so than your blogspot addy (that's canceled and up for grabs, btw).

    'feets got hisself banned. He was a bit strident, annoyed many. He's welcome to come back if he learns some self-control.

    But he bested you with no problems, so there's that.

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