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1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday

Vehicle Description

Vintage Motorcars is proud to present this 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 98 Hardtop Coupe.

This 1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 98 Hardtop Coupe is a very rare find.  It is a 3-owner survivor that originated from a St. Paul, Minnesota dealership and resided all of its life in Los Angeles, California until the last two years in a Memphis, Tennessee collection.  It is showing just 101,633 original miles (@1,700+ miles/year) and includes the original owner’s manual, a shop manual, and miscellaneous documents. The Olds Holiday (aka “Snoopy”) has been mechanically maintained and in a climate-controlled garage.  The 1st owner clocked the majority of mileage from 1956 to 1999. The 2nd only clocked a thousand miles from 2000 to 2014, and the 3rd owner clocked 633 miles since then.

VIN: 569K3372

Body Tag:  STYLE 56-3037SDX
TRIM 335


This classic Olds is shown in a very nice older two-step base/clear coat in factory GM “Alcan White” and “Charcoal Metallic Poly” two-tone.  The paint shows very well with only minor wear since re-sprayed.  The door gaps are all very straight and true, and all the body panels are rust free.

The original Oldsmobile “Rocket” 324ci V-8 engine with 4bbl Rochester “Quadrajet” carburetor has been rebuilt, and runs just exactly like it should.   The original Oldsmobile “Jet-Away” Hydra-Matic transmission was also rebuilt and shifts perfectly in and out of each gear.

The Olds came loaded with factory options:

  • High compression/9.25-1 “Rocket” Engine
  • Factory Dual Exhausts with Bumper Extensions
  • Power Steering
  • Power Drum Brakes
  • Excellent Starfire Spinner Hubcaps
  • Dual Chrome Oldsmobile Side Mirrors
  • Custom Delco Air Horn
  • Deluxe Wonderbar AM 2-Way Hi-Fidelity Radio with foot pedal
  • Power Antenna
  • Power Windows
  • 6-Way Power Seat
  • 2-Speed Vent/Heater Blower
  • Red Leather and Black Brocade Cloth seats
  • Padded Dash
  • Daytona-style carpeting
  • Courtesy Lights package
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Trico Vacuum Window Washer
  • Hand-Operated Back-Up Pump


This car also came with the following additional Dealer Installed Accessories: 

  • Oldsmobile Chromed Front Bumper Guard
  • Mesh Vinyl and Spring-Attachable Bumper Guard
  • Oldsmobile Black Rubber Floor Mats
  • Oldsmobile Chrome Dealership License Plate Frame with ’56 Minnesota License Plate.


This Holiday 98 has all surviving original factory equipment and materials aside from the newer paint, ignition parts, and a few clamps under the hood.  The key reminder and safety buzzer still works. Rubbers are excellent. Trunk features original White-Wall Spare Tire with Jack Kit.

All fluids are fresh and it has been tuned-up mechanically.  It is the nicest riding original high-end Oldsmobile I have ever experienced.   The overall condition of the car is excellent, and it will truly make the new owner proud to show it off.  Everything is clean and well-maintained without molestation.  The original parts show appropriate patina for a 61 year-old survivor.  All glass is clear/excellent condition and there is no rust in the body and chassis (still has the factory undercoating).  The vacuum wipers work a bit slow, and the heater valve has been bypassed.

This classy Holiday 98 really only needs a new home- Or take it to concourse level and win first place every time!


Vehicle Specifications


  • Mileage: 101635 mi
  • Year: 1956
  • VIN: 569K3372


  • Exterior Color: White/Black


  • Interior Color: Red
  • Seating Type: Bench
  • Seat Material: Vinyl
  • Shifter Type: Column
  • Center Console: No

    Engine / Transmission

  • Engine Type: Gasoline
  • Engine Size: 324ci V8
  • Fuel Delivery System Type: Carburetor
  • Transmission Type: Automatic


  • Entertainment System Type: AM Radio
  • Battery Location: Engine Comp.
  • Battery Shut Off: No
  • Battery Charger: Generator
  • Power Steering: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: No


  • Doors: 2


  • Front Suspension Type: Coil/Shock
  • Rear Suspension Type: Leaf Spring
  • Front Wheel Specification: 15"Steel Rims w/Hubcaps
  • Rear Wheel Specification: 15"Steel Rims w/Hubcaps
  • Front Tire Specification: Cientra Classic Steel Belted 235/75R15
  • Rear Tire Specification: Cientra Classic Steel Belted 235/75R15
  • Front Brakes Specification: Drum
  • Rear Brakes Specification: Drum
  • Spare: Yes
  • Exhaust Type: Dual
  • Power Brakes: Yes