1954 Oldsmobile – Joanne’s Dream

Marquis Auto has been researching this vehicle worldwide and we thank those that have sent us photos and documentation regarding this lost piece of Custom Show Car history.

This highly styled Dream Car began life as a 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe (54-3637D).  It was used as a daily driver until 1960-1961 when Tom & Joanne Archer began building a truly unique one-off radical custom show car.

The customization of this original vehicle included the following:

  • Corvette styled coves behind the wheel wells
  • Hand made El-Camino styled rear bed area
  • 1959 Plymouth Belvedere Stainless Side Trim
  • 1960-1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rear Air Duct  (see rear roof photo)
  • Chrome Reverse Wheels with Caps and Spinners
  • 1954 Oldsmobile Front Chrome Bumper
  • 1955 Desoto Grille with 9 teeth
  • 1955 Oldsmobile Rear Chrome Bumper
  • 1957 Plymouth Dual Headlights integrated into the original Oldsmobile fenders
  • Rocket 88 Engine: modified 371 with many racing features
  • Dual Carburetor Setup with Weiand Intake
  • Offenhauser Valve Covers
  • Chrome Engine Trim
  • Sun Tachometer and Transmitter
  • 1963 Mercury Comet Tail Light Bezels used for surrounds on the side stacks
  • 1958-1960 Chevrolet Corvette Tail Lights
  • 1963 Chevrolet Impala Tail Lights
  • 6 Exhausts:  2 Sides, 2 Stacks, and 2 Rear
  • 1962-1963 Impala Bucket Seats
  • Center Console with shift control
  • Louvered Original Oldsmobile Hood
  • Chopped Roof Line from original vehicle
  • Custom Rear Bed with red oak wood and white vinyl cover
  • and more!
The Original 1954 Oldsmobile

Original 1954 Oldsmobile

The Original 1954 OldsmobileThe Original 1954 OldsmobileThe Original 1954 Oldsmobile

GM Photo – 1954 Oldsmobile

1963 Competition

1963 Competition

1963 Competition

1963 Competition

The barn find - 2008

The barn find – 2008

Rusted and ruined

Rusted and ruined

Worn and Torn

Worn and Torn

Original hood

Original hood

Trashed abd bashed

Trashed and bashed

Ready for show

Ready for show