1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible
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Year
1953
Make
Oldsmobile
Model
98 Fiesta Convertible
Odometer Reads
20,866
Stock #
8748

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
303 Rocket V8
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
Hydra-Matic Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
Horsepower
170

Body

Body Color
Alpine White/Raven Red
Doors
2
Body Style
Convertible
Front Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall
Rear Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall

Interior

Interior Color
Red & White
Seating Type
Bench With Column Shift
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column

303 CID "Rocket" V8 - 4BBL - Hydra-Matic Auto. - P.B. - P.S. - P.Top - 1 of 458

This 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible is one of only 458 Fiesta Convertibles produced following General Motors' Motorama and is an absolutely gorgeous car! In 1953, three of General Motors' most luxurious brands, Cadillac, Buick, and Oldsmobile, each introduced a show car for General Motors to take on its show circuit across the country, the Cadillac Eldorado, the Buick Skylark, and the Oldsmobile Fiesta. Each of these cars were also put into limited production, with the Fiesta being the most rare of these 3 GM show cars. At first glance, the Oldsmobile Fiesta looks a lot like a standard Oldsmobile 98 especially since it utilized the same body and chassis as the 98. However, a more careful look at the car reveals special Fiesta trim, special Fiesta-only two-tone paint and, perhaps a hint as to what was coming down the line for Oldsmobile, a lowered wraparound "panoramic" windshield. Being that the Fiesta was the highest trim level for the Ninety-Eight model, they came with virtually every option available on an Oldsmobile at the time such as power steering, power brakes, a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, hydraulic-powered seats and windows, and more. 1953 was also a notable year for Oldsmobile since it was the first time that all Oldsmobiles came equipped with a 12 volt electrical system, which was a major upgrade from the old 6 volt systems available in the previous years. This particular Oldsmobile Fiesta comes to us from a west coast collector who owned and cared for this car for nearly 30 years. This particular Olds Fiesta comes to us from west coast collector who owned and cared for this rare piece of automotive history for nearly 30 years. Under the hood on this Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta is a 303 Cubic Inch "Rocket" V8 engine paired with a recently rebuilt single 4 barrel Rochester carburetor that was said to have produced 170 horsepower from the factory. The 303 Rocket V8 is backed by a Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission ensuring that anybody can take this Ninety-Eight Convertible for a spin around the block. Due to the fact that the Olds 98 was the top-of-the-line Oldsmobile in 1953, and the Fiesta was the highest trim level available, these cars came absolutely loaded with options! With power steering, maneuvering this 50s cruiser in and out of tight spaces at the local car show or drive-in is a total breeze. Power brakes makes bringing this Fiesta to a stop much easier as well and is always a welcome addition to any vintage automobile. The white vinyl power convertible top looks and works great, and is operated with the simple flick of a switch. Further adding to the luxury of this classic Oldsmobile is the fact that this Fiesta is equipped with power windows and a power front bench seat, both of which were fairly novel options back in the early 50s. A rear-mounted continental kit and a pair of color-matched fender skirts further add to the iconic fifties look of this 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta. The chrome and brightwork around the exterior of this Fiesta are in wonderful condition as well, as is the special wraparound windshield, and all of which show quite nicely. The exterior on this Fiesta 98 has been correctly refinished in a beautiful paint scheme consisting of Alpine White over Raven Red, which gives the car a standout look. A set of wide whitewall tires with special Fiesta Deluxe Spinner wheelcovers complete the outstanding exterior look on this rare and highly collectable 1953 Oldsmobile. The interior on this 1953 Olds Fiesta is absolutely stunning! The front power bench seat and fixed rear bench are correctly upholstered in Red and White leather that looks fantastic. The padded dash, door panels and steering wheel are all in fantastic condition as well and all of which appear to be in their stock configuration. The dash is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, amp gauge, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and fuel gauge, as well as a Super Deluxe AM radio and clock. Whether you're completing your Motorama collection or you're buying your very first classic car, this 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today at 763-428-7337!

Engine Size
303 Rocket V8
Transmission Type
Hydra-Matic Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Body Color
Alpine White/Raven Red
Interior Color
Red & White
Odometer Reads
20,866
Stock #
8748

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