1952 Oldsmobile 98 Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The 1952 Oldsmobile 98 rested on a 124-inch wheelbase and had an overall length of 213 inches. The 303 cubic-inch Rocket V8 engine was now offering 160 horsepower. Standard equipment included carpeting, an electric clock, foam rubber seat cushions, stainless steel gravel shields, stainless steel wheel trim rings, turn signals, Deluxe steering wheel with horn ring, and windshield washer. Power steering became optional this year, added to the list of options that included Deluxe Condition-Air, Deluxe radio with rear speaker, Deluxe 6-tube radio, compass, back-up lights, and Super Deluxe 8-tube radio with signal seeking. A column-shifted three-speed manual transmission was standard equipment, with the Hydra-Matic offered as a $165 option. Body styles on the Ninety-Eight series included a four-door sedan priced at $2,530, a $2,750 2-door Holiday hardtop, and a convertible priced at $2,940. The sedan, like the other Oldsmobile models, was the most popular body style, finding 58,550 buyers. 14,150 of the 2-door Holiday Hardtop were purchased and 3,544 of the convertible. The combined Ninety-Eight sales accounted for 35-percent of Oldsmboile's total 1952 production.