The Original Polynesian

1950 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight for sale in Akron, Ohio, United States

Item location: Akron, Ohio, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Eighty-Eight
Type: Coupe
Year: 1950
Color: Orchid Flame
Engine size: 303
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Yellow/white
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1950

This is the World famous "The Polynesian" custom 1950 Olds built by Valley Customs for Jack Stewart in 1953. Custom car collectors and enthusiasts the World over have recognized this work of art as one the truly iconic cars of the early custom car scene. Gracing the cover of Hot Rod magazine in September of 1953, the documentation of the build was extensive. The craftsmanship is some of the finest of all time. From the hammer welded seams to the fabrication of the trim, not a single detail was rushed or overlooked. To put the build cost in perspective the Olds cost $1,800. The build cost was $1,700 and the interior was $250.00. Quite an expensive undertaking percentage wise, for any build then or now. The custom features incorporated are too numerous to list here. (I have a copy of the entire build documentation available via email).

Jack Stewart drove the Polynesian daily for many years when he returned to Ohio from California. Along the way Jack made some changes to the car before it was ultimately put in storage. After sitting for many years the car was purchased by Gene Blackford, who was friends with Jack for many years until Jack's passing. In 2005 Gene a master metal fabricator, painter and customizer decided to fully restore the Polynesian to its original glory and configuration. Upon it's completion Gene displayed the car at the Glenmoor Gathering Concours, where it received rave reviews. Gene has decided the time has come for the car to go to a new owner, who be only the third owner in 68 years. "The Polynesian" would be the Crown Jewel in any museum or private collection. Please feel free to contact me via ebay or phone 928-231-4040. The car is also available for sale locally. Private inspections by appointment only.

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