Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1966 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Always garaged, same local owner for the past 30 years!
Two owner car, originally sold in Colorado
One of 4,568 Olds 98 Convertibles made in 1966
Second model year of eighth-generation car
Red exterior with white, power-folding top with glass rear window and white vinyl interior
425 CID Ultra High Compression Super Rocket V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor and 10.25:1 compression
Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission
Power steering, power brakes, power windows and power sideview mirrors
Newer radiator and thermostat
Very nice original undercarriage, hard to find in thisbody style
Trunk still has original liner material
Own this Vehicle from $264 per month-call 636-600-4600
If you wanted a big body GM land yacht in the mid-1960s without the glitz of a Cadillac Sedan de Ville or the patrician air of a Buick Electra, you wanted an Oldsmobile 98. Finished in brilliant red with white interior, this example is one of 4,568 Oldsmobile 98 Convertibles made in 1966, making it quite a seldom-seen find today and you can see it at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. This one has us smiling because its very handsome, we purchased this Olds from a local owner who acquired this 98 convertible in 1989 from his friend in Denver Colorado. With his 30 years of loving stewardship this car still looks great! It has always been stored away in the winters in a climate controlled garage and also garaged in the summers when not in use.
Made during the first week of January 1966 in General Motors Lansing, Michigan factory, this droptops red paint and trim are in overall great condition. There are some blemishes in the rear between the trunk lid and the white, power-folding vinyl top, which is also in very good as is the rear glass window. The chrome bumpers and body trim are in a similar state.
The engine bay is in very good order, the battery appears new and the car had a replacement radiator and thermostat installed in June 2002.
This large, luxurious cruiser rolls on Hercules whitewall tires, size 225/75R14, at each corner. Each one surrounds steel wheels topped with factory wheel covers. The tires and wheel covers are in good, original order.
Inside, the cars white vinyl bench seats are in satisfactory order, as is the contrasting black carpet. The seats are original and there are splits in the seats where the stitching has opened up. The two-spoke steering wheel is in good, original order, as are the inner door panels, instrument panel and chrome shifter level. The power seat works, but not always 100%. A factory AM radio completes the interior and the dash and trim pieces overall look excellent.
Some luxury market buyers purchased either theStarfiresor the newToronadosin 1966 but the 98 remained the full-size top-of-the-line Oldsmobile. Five models, including a trio of four-doors were available. Standard equipment included: Turbo-Hydramatic transmission; power steering, brakes, windows and seats; special wheel covers; front and rear seat belts; carpeting; windshield washer and two-speed wipers; foam seat cushions; electric clock and special armrests on selected models. Upholstery was cloth, vinyl and leather. Standard tire size was 8.55 x 14inches.
The Oldsmobile 98 was one of GMs largest sedans, which only aided its popularity more than 50 years ago, and it comprised the bread-and-butter of Oldsmobiles full-size lineup. As the middle rung on Alfred Sloans divisional ladder, owning an Olds was the pinnacle for some people while it was an economical way of arriving for other people.
Convertible competition to this Oldsmobile in 1966 included Buicks Electra 225, Cadillacs Coupe de Ville, Chryslers 300 and Newport, Dodges Coronet and Polara, Fords Thunderbird, Mercurys Park Lane and Pontiacs Bonneville and Catalina.
If youre seeking a mid-60s full-size GM car to add to or complete your collection, or you want to take the family out and cruise in mid century style, you should stop by to see this Olds 98 at MotoeXotica Classic Cars today!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 24,994 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt Missouri title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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