Today’s ClassicCars TV feature was one for the dreamers almost 70 years ago: the 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car. With hopeful and optimistic post-war attitudes characterizing the new decade, this relic from GM’s Motorama perfectly captured the zeitgeist of what was to come for the rest of the decade. Utilizing such components as a Corvette chassis, 324cid Rocket V8, and Hydra-Matic Super Drive transmission, the F-88 hit a nice balance between dream and production cars. Though the Olds never achieved production status, several of the F-88’s stylistic elements would appear on production Oldsmobiles in the ensuing years. This Motorama roadster is remarkable in that most concept cars were destroyed when the show season was over.
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