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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between a Holiday Sedan, Holiday, Super 88, and a 88?

I cannot find out which my car is, i've seen many pictures resembling my car.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the difference between a Holiday Sedan, Holiday, Super 88, and a 88?

I cannot find out which my car is, i've seen many pictures resembling my car.
okay, a supper 88 and 88 are the same with the exception of the engine/carb sort of a step up from the 88

a post has a frame around the window and a holiday has none so when you roll down the window you dont see the difference from the front and back hope this helps you, let me know if you need more (google oldsmobile body styles)
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What year is your car?
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 05:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do you got any pics you can post, I would love to see your car.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What is the difference between a Holiday Sedan, Holiday, Super 88, and a 88? ........
Depending what year/model you are asking about, a Holiday sedan would be a 4 door hardtop, and a Holiday (or Holiday Coupe) would be a 2 door hardtop.

Main differences between 88 and Super 88 would be engine power levels, as determined by compression ratio and carb (2 or 4 barrel) specs.

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I cannot find out which my car is ........
Guessing from your username, you have a Dynamic 88. If not, what is it?

The year will also be helpful, as the terminology sometimes changed from year to year.

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Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So a holiday is a pillarless version of the Super 88 Coupe?

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I also forgot to mention i have 1955 super 88 coupe, well its pillarless so i guess its a holiday? I am a little confused?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Videos of 1955 models

Hello,

If pictures are worth 1000 words, then moving pictures must be worth... more.

There is a pretty comprehensive compendium of 1955 Oldsmobile TV ads on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCZ1NAoi86E

They start out with the 1954 models, but if you skip to about 5 minutes and 30 seconds in, the 1955 models will be introduced and described. I think the answers to your questions are in there somewhere.

Might want to make popcorn first. There are a lot of ads.

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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 4 door

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1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 4 door .......
From what I see, there were 4 big cars. Dynamic 88, Super 88, Starfire, and 98.

I'm surprised that I don't see any reference to a Holiday.

If you check the trim tag (on your firewall) you should see one of the following, 4 digit, numbers:
3239 = 4 dr Hardtop Sedan
3269 = 4 dr pillar sedan

Not Gospel, as Parts/Body Manuals have been known to disagree, in this area, with my Shop manuals.

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