Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1966 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible oSeldom-seen model; this is one of only 4,568 two-door Oldsmobile 98 convertibles made in 1966 oFrame-off restoration completed in 2020 oProfessionally rebuilt 425 CID Super Rocket V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, 10.25:1 compression ratio and new dual exhausts with about 200 miles added since rebuild oProfessionally rebuilt Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission oRed exterior with new, white power-folding vinyl top oNew white vinyl interior oAir-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows and power locks oSix-way power front seat, driver's side remote sideview mirror (code F), power trunk release (code S), tinted glass (code E), power antenna (code T), deluxe seat belts without center belt (code Y) and original AM/FM radio with vacuum tubes Lookin' for a solid highway cruiser, top up or down? This Oldsmobile 98 Convertible might be a candidate for you. This seldom-seen convertible is one of 4,568 two-door Olds 98 droptops made in 1966. 'Value Luxury' was Oldsmobile's ace-in-the-hole, which enabled buyers who could not afford or did not want to spend the extra money on a similar Buick or Cadillac model, to come home with most or all of the same features. It underwent a complete frame-off restoration in 2020. The work was performed by an experienced restorer with a history of classic car restoration. Assembled during the fourth week of February 1966 in General Motors' Lansing, Michigan factory and dressed in new red paint, the car's exterior and trim are in overall excellent order, including a new white, power-folding vinyl top. The body is straight, the chrome bumpers are in very good order and fit tightly to the body, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the cargo area is almost immaculate and include a full-sized spare tire. This Olds rolls on new Hankook Optimo white stripe radials, size 215/75R14, at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel, topped with original factory wheel covers. The tires and wheel covers are all in very good order and look great. Under the hood is a professionally rebuilt 425 CID Super Rocket V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor, 10.25:1 compression ratio and new, dual exhausts. The previous owner states that the engine has approximately 200 miles added since the rebuild. Other new or rebuilt engine parts include the alternator and power steering pump. The power steering and power brake systems have been refurbished and all suspension parts have been repaired or replaced. Backing this motor is a a professionally rebuilt Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include factory air-conditioning (converted to R134a from R12), power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, driver's side remote sideview mirror (code F), six-way power front seats, power trunk release (code S), tinted glass (code E), power antenna (code T) and deluxe seat belts without one for the rear center (code Y). Inside, this car sports an all-new interior. The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in white vinyl, which contrasts nicely with the red exterior. A fold-down center armrest completes the front seat. There's new black carpet underneath, with custom floor mats. A two-spoke steering wheel is present, helping to frame the futuristic-looking dash Olds used during that period, complete with faux wood paneling. The inner door panels and instrument panel are all in very good condition and there's a column-mounted shifter. The original AM/FM radio with vacuum tubes completes the interior. Convertible competition to this Olds in 1966 included AMC's Ambassador, Buick's Electra 225 and Riviera, Cadillac's Coupe de Ville and Eldorado, Chrysler's 300, Dodge's Polara, Ford's Thunderbird, Lincoln's Continental, Mercury's Park Lane and Oldsmobile's own Toronado. If you're fond of Detroit's big highway cruisers from the mid-1960s, you couldn't go wrong with this Olds 98 Droptop. It's ready for its second life in the hands of a new owners. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to take a look for yourself! VIN: 384676M279986 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 18,992 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!? Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.
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