Feature Vehicle of the Month
1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 Deluxe Holiday Two Door Hardtop
Owners: Gene & Marilyn Roy, Florida Region members
The Roy’s bought this car in Forest City, Florida in far worse shape as compared to the present. It was restored in 1985 (their first total car restoration) to its present condition with a “Chariot Red” lacquer paint job. Olds made 11,316 of this model with a base price of $2,115.00.
This 303 cubic inch (4.9 liter) “Rocket” overhead valve V–8 engine with Carter carburetor develops 135 horsepower at 3,600 rpms. This was the 2nd year for the Olds V-8. The generator was upgraded to an 8 volt. The rest of the engine bay is stock.
The 4 speed “Hydramatic” automatic transmission is shifted from the steering column. The interior seats are red leather & gold nylon. It has a deluxe steering wheel.
The DeLuxe model comes with upraded stainless steel tire gravel shields. The car rides on 7.60 X 15 Goodyear bias ply “Super Cushion” wide white wall tires with full size chrome hub caps.
The Roy’s have driven this car over 25,000 miles since the restoration. The car was awarded its Junior and Senior AACA badges in 1985. With a wheelbase of 119.5 inches and a weight of 3,565 pounds the car drives and rides very smoothly down the road.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
Next Club Activity
January 12, 2015 (Monday)