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Oldsmobile Super 88 Collection of Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines

“Oldsmobile”The Oldsmobile Super 88 was mid range car sold and produced by Oldsmobile from 1949 until 1999. From 1950 until 1974, the Super 88 was the division's most profitable line. The 88 series was also an image leader for Oldsmobile, particularly in the early years (1949–51), when it was one of the best performing automobiles, thanks to its relatively small size, light weight, and advanced overhead-valve high-compression V8 engine. This engine, originally designed for the larger C-bodied and more luxurious 98 series, also replaced the straight-8 on the smaller B-bodied 78. With the large, high performance V8, the Oldsmobile Super 88 is considered by some to be the first muscle car, although this title is disputed. The Super Eighty-Eight was positioned above the Dynamic Eighty-Eight and below the Ninety-Eight. Oldsmobile introduced the 88 badge in 1949. It was named to complement the already-existing 76 and 98, and took the place of the straight-8 engined 78 in the model lineup. Naming conventions used by GM since the 1910s for all divisions used alphanumeric designations that changed every year. Starting after the war, Oldsmobile changed their designations and standardized them so that the first number signified the chassis platform, while the second number signified how many cylinders. A large number of variations in nomenclature were seen over this long model run — Super, Golden Rocket, Dynamic, Jetstar, Delta, Starfire, Holiday, were used at various times with the 88 badge, and Fiesta appeared on some station wagons in the 1950s and 1960s.

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