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1966 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Luxury Sedan


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@balthazar Totally have to agree with you that the outside is very bland. Interior is nice for it's era. Wheels and ground clearance are a personal thing as I never cared for the roll of large rubber sidewalls and I am not one for sitting on the ground. Especially cigarette pack high auto's.

That 425 sounds lovely, but it does sound like an after market muffler to allow more noise as I did not think they were that noisy for the Olds 98 even with the large engine.

Over all, very nice well kept car. Great to see it run so smoothly.

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13 hours ago, balthazar said:

Nice, but VERY bland outside. Drop it an inch and give it larger rubber (not rims).
Great interior- nicely optioned. That's the DeLuxe steering wheel from the Toronado- tilt & telescopic.

I find it rather under stated and sleek, and really actually am a fan of it.

12 hours ago, dfelt said:

@balthazar Totally have to agree with you that the outside is very bland. Interior is nice for it's era. Wheels and ground clearance are a personal thing as I never cared for the roll of large rubber sidewalls and I am not one for sitting on the ground. Especially cigarette pack high auto's.

That 425 sounds lovely, but it does sound like an after market muffler to allow more noise as I did not think they were that noisy for the Olds 98 even with the large engine.

Over all, very nice well kept car. Great to see it run so smoothly.

GM cars of that era were the cats a$$ in terms of smoothness. nothing built today compares, really IMHO.

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6 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Of the same era, I like the Olds Starfire..similar roofline to the Grand Prix. 

 

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That is a gorgeous car, but the earlier 62ish Starfire is to die for. Actually saw an early 60's
Grand Prix, think about 62 or 63 out on the road last Friday.

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On 11/5/2018 at 3:27 PM, Robert Hall said:

Saw a silver '64 Olds 98 4dr ht a couple weeks ago, beautiful condition rolling down a street..

I really have a soft spot for that era of Olds. 

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On 11/5/2018 at 3:25 PM, A Horse With No Name said:

That is a gorgeous car, but the earlier 62ish Starfire is to die for. Actually saw an early 60's
Grand Prix, think about 62 or 63 out on the road last Friday.

GP (& the rest of the big Pontiacs) went to stacked lights in '63.

O-63/64s are nice, the '62s are also nice, but the back ends are relatively weak, stylistically. 
After that, I like the '66, 68-69 Toros, and the '68-69 442s.

I want to like the '60s Olds', but I just (generally) don't. Spoiled by too much exposure to period Pontiacs, I suppose.

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1 minute ago, balthazar said:

GP (& the rest of the big Pontiacs) went to stacked lights in '63.

O-63/64s are nice, the '62s are also nice, but the back ends are relatively weak, stylistically. 
After that, I like the '66, 68-69 Toros, and the '68-69 442s.

I want to like the '60s Olds', but I just (generally) don't. Spoiled by too much exposure to period Pontiacs, I suppose.

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An embarrassment of riches for the era.

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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

An embarrassment of riches for the era.

Amazing how many are around still, some in lovely condition, clearly restored and others needing some love. Prices are not too bad either.

https://classiccars.com/listings/find/1961-1971/oldsmobile/starfire?ps=60 

 

Out of the list I posted, I love this 1966 most:

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1137902/1966-oldsmobile-starfire-for-sale-in-denver-colorado-80216

Second is this 1961 convertible:

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1109776/1961-oldsmobile-starfire-for-sale-in-alsip-illinois-60803

 

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53 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Amazing how many are around still, some in lovely condition, clearly restored and others needing some love. Prices are not too bad either.

https://classiccars.com/listings/find/1961-1971/oldsmobile/starfire?ps=60 

 

Out of the list I posted, I love this 1966 most:

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1137902/1966-oldsmobile-starfire-for-sale-in-denver-colorado-80216

Second is this 1961 convertible:

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1109776/1961-oldsmobile-starfire-for-sale-in-alsip-illinois-60803

 

I have a serious weakness for american four door sedans of the era. A serious weakness. 

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