1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta ConvertibleSOLD

RM Auctions - The Florida Collector Car Auction - February 9th - 11th, 2007

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Sold $162,000

The early fifties were a time of wonder and excitement in America. The war was won, the GIs had returned home, were starting families and building businesses. Seemingly insatiable demand for all products – but especially automobiles created one of the country ’ s greatest periods of economic expansion. At the heart of it all was GM ’ s traveling Motorama, a no-holds-barred display of dazzling technology and stunning styling. A series of stunning styling exercises captivated the public – but most were not for sale.

Three very special cars were made available for purchase by a lucky few who could afford the startling pricetags – and who had the influence needed to secure one. They were the Oldsmobile Fiesta, the Buick Skylark, and the Cadillac Eldorado, and they are coveted so highly by collectors today that to own a full set has been called the “ triple crown ” of car collecting.

The rarest of all the Motorama cars was the Fiesta, with just 458 examples built. It was a stunning design, often highlighted by attractive two-tone paint schemes. The Fiesta pioneered several features at Oldsmobile, such as the wrap around windshield and spinner wheel covers. Like the other Motorama dream cars, the Fiesta was well equipped, with leather interior, power steering and brakes, power windows and power seat.

The example offered here has benefited from a comprehensive nut and bolt professional restoration, and remains in high point condition today with a beautifully detailed engine bay and undercarriage. Finished in white with Fiesta red two tone, and a black and white interior and a white top, it shows beautifully. Largely trailered since completion, only a few small chips give any indication of the age of the restoration, and it remains ready to compete on the concours circuit.

Reference Number 6658

as of 1/23/2007

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