Tom V 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 2dr Convertible

Teddy Bear

My car is #8 of the original 10 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertibles used at Sleeping Bear Dunes as a Dunesmobile.

Because of the "Sleeping Bear" logo on the fenders of the car, combined with a nickname I had as a child of Teddy Bear, it is a natural that the car carries that nickname now.

6 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Chris Pellston, MI March 21, 2014 at 09:57
    Weird, just saw the story about the 1948 #9 dunesmobile that Frank Hagerty restored, beutiful #8
  • 2
    John Atkinson Williamsburg, VA April 19, 2014 at 18:10
    I've owned number 10 since 1974. It is still in the original markings and unrestored.
  • 3
    tom van pelt Northport, Mi June 1, 2014 at 10:45
    would like to have John Atkinson contact me in regards to #10
  • 4
    karen bath June 5, 2016 at 18:44
    There were 16 in the fleet, we own #16, the only Delta 98, all others were 88.
  • 5
    Ed Garver Harrison, MI June 13, 2016 at 18:04
    We used to own #5 and went back to the owners of the dunesmobiles, Mr & Mrs Warnes and spoke to them about the cars. By the time we met them the rides were done, but they gave us a lot of history. There were actually 15 cars...he skipped #13 for whatever reason. So #16 would have been the 15th car.
  • 6
    Ed Garver Harrison, MI June 13, 2016 at 18:11
    I would like to talk to John Atkinson. We stopped by your place 30 years ago and talked to your mom and dad and they gave us your address when you were in the army. We drove #5 dunesmobile over to your place. At that time I wrote you a letter. Your parents were very nice people...we enjoyed our visit with them. We bought the parts car from your Dad. Do you remember what # it was. We think it was #11. Thanks. e-mail me at

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