Oldsmobile Holiday Review

1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 324 from North America

Model year1956
Year of manufacture1956
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 324 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles


Daily driver for a 1956 Holiday


Did not start.

Did not stop.

Barn kept.

One wire broke.

Leaks oil.


General Comments:

Picked up car from barn.

Drained all fluid, changed plugs, and called the old neighbors mechanic to tell me why the car would not start. One wire had been reversed. $300. Three week shot.

All brake lines replaced. $200.

Cleaned up. Then drove it. No cost.

Car stopped at Piggly Wiggly, would not start. Fixed a loose wire.

Oil leak is a PAIN. Next project is a rear main seal. The car is old.

Will need to fix the body some day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2009

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review