Featured Vehicle of the Month

Wayne & Betty Bostak’s 1950 Oldsmobile Series 88 4 Door Sedan

 

 

 1950 Oldsmobile Series 88 4 Door Sedan

Owner: Wayne & Betty Bostak

Owner: Wayne & Betty Bostak
Florida Region members
1) Wayne bought this car online, sight unseen, in September 2016. The previous owner had the car in the 2016 feature movie “Fences” starring Denzel Washington. Wayne’s car was featured in an online 2017 Father’s Day commercial for the ride–sharing company Uber. The carwill also be in a 2018 documentary “The Groveland 4”.
2) The “Oldsmobile Rocket” engine displaces 303 cubic inches, ( 4.96 Liters ) develops 135 horsepower at 3,600 rpms, and 263 torque at 1,800 rpms. The 2–barrel back draft Rochester carburetor does not have the common vertically exposed carburetor venturis. The car wasconverted to a 12–volt electrical system.
3) Restoration bills totaling $18,000 came with the car. The interior (headliner, carpet, door panels & both seats) were redone with modern materials. Under the centerdash is an factory optional chrome swing–a–way tissue dispenser. The 3–speed automatic transmission shifts like
new. The car has manual steering and manual brakes.
4) Wide whitewall BF Goodrich Silvertown bias ply tires (7.60 x 15) are adequate tires for today’s roads. The “Futuramic” name is stamped in the side trim. The entire car was wet–sanded to bring out the car’s green paint.
5) Wayne says it is a “smooth running car” that cruises easily at 50 miles per hour. At 3,535 pounds in weight and 119.5 inch wheelbase the car rides great. Wayne plans to keep the car as original as possible under his ownership.

 

Next Club Meeting…

The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.

 

Next Club Activity

Next club meeting: May 12, 2019. We will hopefully have a guest speaker at our meeting. Still finalizing details.