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1954 Concept Olds Rocket F88
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1954 Concept Old's Rocket F88

This is the Corvette that could have been. Photos are from the
Internet delivered to me by e-mail. The text below accompanied
the photographs and the validity of the text is unknown by me. JLK
This is the car that in 1954 could have "killed" the Corvette. So, Chevrolet,
being GM's 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 "power
glide" transmission 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.

The world's rarest automobile: a 1954 Concept Old's Rocket F88 - the only one in existence.
(read the story below) John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in
excess of 3 million to acquire this 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept 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, ever created.

The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind, and was sold to
John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto
Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for an unbelievable $3,240,000.00

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!

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Marc Demoulin28-Mar-2012 06:58
Sublime!! vVv