1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible
The world's rarest automobile. A 1954 concept old's Rocket F88 - the only one in
This is the car that in 1954 could
have "killed" the Corvette....so,
Chevrolet, being GMs big sales and
profit Division, campaigned to GM to "kill" this car.
When Chevy was coming out with its
6-cyl. Sports car with its 2-speed "Powerglide"
and side curtains, here
was a sports car from Olds with a big old V-8 and power windows.
So, GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car...........
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 possible three
The F-88 seen here is literally the
only car left of its kind.
It was sold to John and Maureen
Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in
Scottsdale , Arizona for an
This acquisition made automotive
history and is the “cornerstone” of the
Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!