Upholstery options for this year were cloth, vinyl or leather and the standard tire size was J78-15. The Body is completely rust free and is straight as an arrow! Standard series equipment included oil filter, turn signals, four headlights, printed circuit instrument cluster, padded dash, courtesy lights, aluminum anodized grille, color accented wheel discs and much more. Whether you own the classic car of your dreams or a collection of rare beauties, get unequalled insurance coverage from those who realize your car is more than a possession - it's a passion! This would be the first Olds station wagon to ever find itself on the Oldsmobile's largest chassis. Oldsmobile had two series from 1932 through 1938, 'F' and 'L'. A record number of sales were reported for 1955, probably due to the popularity of the new 4-door hardtop body style. A small emblem in each lens was found on the vertical tail lamps. All 1958 engines had a 10.
The 98 had a 3' longer wheelbase and rear Cadillac like tailfins, which further separated the model from its 88 sibling. In 1951 Oldsmobile saw its sales slow down considerable and it fell from sixth to seventh place in the American automotive industry. Holes for shifters, brackets, etc. A complete revamp was done on the ninth generation of the 98 Series that debuted in 1977. This option was shared only with Cadillac in its initial year. I also welcome all International buyers.
Carpets come with a heat-sealed heel pad by the pedal area and 40 oz. All vinyl comes with a separate backing material that will cover the footwell areas. Oldsmobile stayed with its top series format by offering four body styles on an exclusive 126. Each of these exclusive models were registered at Tiffany's and featured a special interior styled with a black or covert 'pillow effect' velour upholstery, A power split bench seat replaced the normal power bench seat with rear clock. Deluxe equipment included this year were front and rear floor mats, wheel trim rings, Deluxe steering wheel, rear seat armrests, and hydraulic window, seat and top controls on all convertibles. Most likely because of the debut of the new Starfire series, but the sales for the 98 Series plunged from 59,364 to 43,010. At My Classic Garage, we remove the hassle of shipping.
Using the sizeable Ninety-Eight chassis, Oldsmobile commissioned Cotner-Bevington to build professional vehicles like hearses and ambulances from 1965 through 1975. The exclusive first 4-door hardtops to ever be produced were the 4-door Oldsmobile 98 Holiday, the 4-door 88 Holiday, the 4-door Buick Century Riviera and the 4-door Special Riviera. Previously exclusive only to Cadillac and the Buick Electra, for 1961 a new 4-door 6-window hardtop body style was now available, and the Holiday Sedan name was transferred to it. Standard features on the 98 Series included front and rear armrests, electric clock, carpeting, inside hood release, lamp package, power seat and steering, power brakes with front discs and Turbo-Hydramatic transmission. In Canada, a few '75 and '76 Ninety Eights were given certification along with an exemption from needing unleaded gas and released from this catalytic converter requirement.
Car may be sold through other means hence seller can end this listing at any time. The 98 Series stayed firmly in its place as top of the line, with this year being officially titled Starfire 98. Sharing the luxury side of Oldsmobile business with the Toronado, the 98 Series continued to be the largest Oldsmobile models in 1970 and they grew in length to 225. Standard equipment remained basically the same as previous years and included extras like windshield radio antenna, spare tire cover, molding package, interior light package and remote control outside mirror. There are a couple small imperfections on the exterior, which were there since the restoration. It was fitted with a four-barrel Rochester carburetor and dual exhausts.
The 265-hp version was standard on Dynamic Eighty-Eights; the 305-hp engine was optional on any Dynamic Eighty- Eight, standard on all other models. New this year was a standard padded safety dash and air conditioning for the first time. Smooth material from the tunnel outward, lining up all contours. The standard tire size for 1955 was 7. For 1965 only, most 98 Luxury Sedans had vinyl roofs.
The seats are good and easily re upholstered. The sedan became the Town Sedan, and the 4-door 4-window hardtop body style was now dubbed the Sport Sedan rather than the Holiday Sedan. Please note: Most mats do not come with cutouts for items such as seat mounts, floor shifters, and pedals. This is a rare find and ready to restore. Thankfully the passenger space remained nearly the same from the previous year and buyers seemed to prefer this more normal sized vehicle. This car has been refreshed.
The 303 cubic-inch engine was capable of producing around 135 horsepower and that number continued to climb as the years progressed. The 98 Series was reduced in length just slightly in 1976 when it was reduced to 232. Deluxe equipment featured special rear door ornament, Deluxe electric clock, Deluxe steering wheel with horn ring and special chrome trim and rear center armrests. The 98 grew to a jaw-dropping record length of 232. The following year Oldsmobile continued with the five popular body styles for the 98 Series.
For 1950 the 98 continued with it's '48 precedent of previewing some of the next years styling cues for the 88 and after only two years the 98 once again underwent a restyle. Never again would the V8 engines return to the 98 Series. Calendar year sales of 310,795 cars were recorded, for a fourth place in the sales race. Upholstery options for 1973 were vinyl or cloth and standard tire size was L78-15. Upholstery options were Morocceen in a variety of colors, fabric and leather.