1957 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA 88 WAGON

This '57 Oldsmobile Fiesta 88 was a standout ride at Melbourne's Greazefest

1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta 88
Gallery4

ONE of our favourite new rides at this year's Melbourne Greazefest was Damien Lewis's 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta 88 wagon. It is a rare body style anywhere, let alone in Australia. The pillarless hardtop version is even swoopier, but the regular wagon is still pretty wild. A '57 Chev wagon looks almost dowdy in comparison.

WEB Olds 6JpgThe dash itself is a work of art. If it looks familiar, that's because Richard Dabbs fitted one to his Brown Sugar Model A tudor (check it out in Street Machine Hot Rod, '15).

WEB Olds 5Jpg"I bought the car from a mate in the US," says Damien. "He ended up offering to airbag it for me, which worked out great. The engine is a 400ci Pontiac, which was in it when I found it. A J2 motor would be cool, but the Pontiac does the job fine."

WEB Olds 4Jpg"The rims are 20-inch Mobsteel items."

WEB Olds 2Jpg1957 was the first year Oldsmobile released a wagon since 1950 and they hit the jackpot, style-wise. The wagon bodies were built by Ionia Body, who built 143,696 station wagon bodies for Olds between 1957 and 1964 and had a similar deal with Buick.

 

How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at feedback@whichcar.com.au.

 

Subscribe to Street Machine magazine

Subscribe to Street Machine and save up to 39%
Street Machine is the bible of Aussie modified auto culture, celebrating wild muscle cars, customs and hot rods – and the incredible humans who create them.

Subscribe

 

We recommend

NEWS

Tesla Delorean
News

Meet the man who wants to run his DeLorean on Tesla motors

If you're gonna build an EV, why not do it with some style?

a day ago
Jordan Mulach
Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.