Non-Fisher Body: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Fiesta Four-Door Station Wagon – $24,000

Jan 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

While GM’s Fisher Body division produced the vast majority of bodies across all models, a notable exception was Oldsmobile’s 1957 Fiesta four-door hardtop station wagon such as this example listed here on Craigslist in Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker is asking $24,000. A quick check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the current caretaker has his Fiesta priced the #3 “Good” appraisal of $29,800 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $20,600.  If you are serious about purchasing this stylish 50’s station wagon, you can start the conversation by calling Glenn the private seller at (570) 942-6369.

Excerpt on the 1957 Oldsmobile 88 from Hagerty Insurance:

“The Oldsmobile 88 gained an all-new look in 1957, one year ahead of corporate siblings from Chevrolet and Pontiac. Rakish, lower rooflines with a larger hood and grille denoted the new bodies, while the famous “Rocket” V-8 was bored and stroked to a significantly larger 371 cid with 277 hp. The highly touted J-2 option, which only added $83 to the price, boosted power output to a remarkable 300 hp. This performance option added triple carburetors (with only the center carburetor working in normal driving) and higher compression, and it bumped the car’s 0-60 time to less than 9 seconds.

The Olds 88 was available as either an entry-level “Golden Rocket” or a mid-level “Super Golden Rocket,” with a host of body styles. Two- and four-door Holiday hardtops joined two- and four-door post sedans, a convertible, and a new four-door Fiesta hardtop station wagon. These Fiesta bodies were actually contract built by Mitchell-Bentley’s Ionia Body Company, which was one of the few times that a non-Fisher body was used by GM during this era.”

With no description provided, you’ll need to contact the seller to get more information on the history and current condition of this cool looking wagon.  True four-door hardtop styling was rarely used on station wagons, making this example a very airy automobile. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta 4 door hardtop station wagon

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