Wagon Braggin’ 1957 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Fiesta

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It almost seems like a fantasy, but apparently Oldsmobile buyers could get a J-2 setup on their Fiesta station wagons, just as this 1957 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Fiesta station wagon is equipped. A three-speed manual could have been had as well, but this one has the Hyrda-Matic. With a recent repaint, redone interior, tuneup, and refurbishing throughout, this wagon appears entirely ready to hit the road and exercise all three of those carburetors. From the seller’s description:

The car has the original 371 cubic inch V-8 engine with J-2 tri-power carburetors (3×2 barrels) and the original Hydra-Matic transmission. The wagon has been painted in the original Olds color scheme with base coat and clear coat. The wagon has a new interior and headliner with new carpet. The custom dual exhaust was installed by Tony’s Exhaust Shop of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and is a true dual exhaust from the manifolds back with dual Magna Flow mufflers. The bumpers are new triple-plated chrome by Keystone Company of Michigan.

We have just completed an extensive mechanical rework of most of the major systems on this wagon. We added new weather stripping to all the doors, vent windows and cargo hatch areas. Complete rebuild of the brakes with new brake shoes, wheel cylinders, brake hoses and turned drums. Replaced the front wheel bearings and had our electrical shop rebuild the generator. Added new upper ball joints, control arm bushings and sleeves and replaced tie rods. Added seat belts for front and back seats. Installed a brand new gas tank and fuel lines from the Fusick catalogue and also rebuilt the J-2 tri power carburetors, rebuilt the fuel pump and added a new inline fuel filter and rebuilt the power steering pump.

Completed an oil and filter change with a complete tune up with new plugs, points, condenser and distributor cap, with new spark plug wires, and new valve cover gaskets. Added new Oldsmobile front and rear floor mats also from the Fusick catalog. Added brand new tires (BFGoodrich RWL) and gray igniter wheels from Coker Tire for $1,660. Completed a front-end alignment and spin balanced all tires and wheels. Also back flushed the radiator and added new coolant with all new hoses and belts. Replaced the wiper blades and repaired and adjusted the wiper transmission and linkage.

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Source: Hemmings.com

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