1958 Oldsmobile 98 Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The 1958 Oldsmobile has been restyled with dramatic use of chrome trim on the sides to accent their length, and quad headlamps. Its wheelbase and chassis remained largely the same, measuring an overall length of 216.7 inches. Large bumper assemblies could be found in the front and rear, with the rear incorporating Harley Earl's jet exhaust-inspired tail lamps. Body styles included a 2- and 4-door Holiday Hardtop, sedan, and convertible. The 4-door Holiday Hardtop was the most popular. The engine was the same one found in the Super 88 - a 371 CID overhead valve V8 offering 305 horsepower. An optional triple carbureted J-2 engine could be ordered, increasing power to 312 hp. The standard transmission on the 98 was the Jetaway Hydra-Matic. The Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was equipped with a number of standard features and model-exclusive options. The list included dual exhausts, an electric clock, color accented wheels discs, power steering, power brakes, 8.50 x 14-inch tires, and chrome wheel frames. 1958 was the final year of styling that had been introduced in 1957.