Classical Gas Enterprises
Call To Schedule An Appointment
1983 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency
The Ninety-Eight was the full size flagship model for Oldsmobile and was produced for 12 generations. The first was built in 1940 and they took a brief hiatus in 1942 for WWII before returning again in 1946. These were top of the line for Oldsmobile and the name reflected a "Series 90" packed with a 8 cylinder motor. Being that they were on the high end for Oldsmobile they featured the most technologically advanced features available for the time. The Regency name was introduced in 1972 and was a limited edition model to celebrate Oldsmobiles 75th anniversary. Production was limited and Olds partnered with Tiffany's to create a special sterling silver key, which if lost and found could be dropped into a mailbox for Tiffany's to return to the owner. The Regency name continued in following years as a non anniversary version and took the spot just above the base LS model. The very clean 1983 Ninety-Eight Regency you see here is a nice well maintained car with 49,000 original miles. The previous owner was an Oldsmobile enthusiast that pampered the car and is a meticulous collector. He built the car into what it is today and set it up to be a great luxury cruiser. The 2 door body is very solid with no signs of rust or issues. It is painted in a very nice Cream color paired with a Brown Landau style top. It is the original paint and in remarkable condition for its age. All of the exterior stainless trim and chrome pieces are in good condition with a nice shine. The glass is all good as well and free from any chips or cracks. The car sits on its original wheels with thin white wall tires and spoke hubcaps. The tires are P215/75R15 and were just replaced in late September of 2021.
Originally this classic featured a 307 V8 but that motor was carefully removed and exchanged for a built up 1979 Oldsmobile 403 small block. Looking under the hood you would have a tough time determining it wasn't the factory motor. It all has a very stock appearance with only the Chromed air cleaner appearing non original. The motor runs very strong and has no problem propelling this Ninety Eight down the road. It was built up with 1971 7A heads, a mild Edelbrock cam, Comp roller tip rockers, Nodular crank, Dick Miller main girdle, and ARP fasteners resulting in a 9:1 compression ratio. The motor isn't too radical but definitely has been nicely built up for some extra power. The carburetor was jetted and tuned to the 403 by a professional GM technician. It has a custom mandrel bent 2 1/4 dual Y-pipe off exhaust manifolds leading to a 3 inch single exhaust all the way back to the brand new aftermarket muffler. Paired with the motor is a 200R4 automatic transmission with a new torque converter that shifts smoothly and sends power back to the stock rear end. The suspension system is mostly the stock setup but an Impala SS rear stabilizer bar has been added. The power brakes, power steering, and AC/Heat make it a very comfortable cruiser and all systems work properly. Recent servicing include a fresh wheel alignment, check of the charging system, adjusted timing and a tune on the carburetor.
The original Brown cloth interior is in very nice condition with no rips or tears. It is very evident looking inside the car how well it has been cared for. The carpet, headliner, dash, door panels, are all in great shape and show very little to no wear. Everything has a very stock appearance and all of the original knobs, switches, gauges, etc are in good shape and working properly. The previous owner was very detail oriented and even went as far as to convert the lights on the door panels to LEDs. The trunk has plenty of storage space and houses the original spare. It even has the original Jack instruction sticker on the bottom of the decklid.
This great running Oldsmobile leaves nothing to disappoint. It is being priced very reasonably so if you have always wanted to get into the classic car hobby this is a great chance to purchase a great running/driving survivor car with very nice upgrades.
It could be in your garage for $13,500.00!
MORE FROM THIS SELLER
RUSTY RIDES GALLERYView All
OLDRIDE ANSWERSView All
- I need to buy a 5 lug 17in. artillery wheel
- How do I get my avatar uploaded?
- Has anyone bought a car off of Harwell motors in Texas?
- My first car was Plymouth Fury. What was yours?
- What do you think was the ugliest classic car ever designed?
- We have inherited a field of 26 classic vehicles ranging from 40ish Cadillacs to 60ish Chevs- help!!
- chevy belair has a miss, running rough
- Is there a market for a 1959 Ford Escort 2dr station wagon
- 1964 chevy bel air v6 4 door