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