Pampered, low-mileage ’56 Olds hardtop

Pampered, low-mileage ’56 Olds hardtop

The Pick of the Day has had only two owners

OK, so it’s not that little old lady who only drove it to church car, but the Pick of the Day is a 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 98 driven a combined 80,651 miles by two owners, both of them living in the same small Iowa farm community where they each parked the car throughout winter weather in barns where they also kept their John Deere tractors.

The car — a four-door pillarless hardtop — is located in Maple Lake, Minnesota, where it’s being offered by a collector car dealership for $17,950.

According to the dealer’s advertisement on, the car was “always garaged, maintained and pampered. No rust.”

Within this decade, the second owner had the car repainted in its Turquoise Blue and Alcan Ivory colors. That owner also replaced all weather stripping in the doors and trunk, as well as the sill plates. Also, hood ornament, bumpers, grille and the front Olds emblem were re-chromed.

The car still carries its original 324cid Rocket V8, which exhales through dual exhaust. The automatic transmission is a stock Olds 3-speed, the dealer notes. The car also has power steering and brakes.

The interior features “new cloth” in turquoise and white, as well as new door panels, carpets, headliner and visors. 

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.


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