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Posted on 25. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Like other GM full size models, the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency sedan earned a massive downsizing, losing 800 pounds and nearly a foot of length. Doors were narrower, seats thinner, for greater rear legroom despite reduced dimensions. A 350cid V-8 was standard in the Ninety-Eight Luxury (LS), with a 403cid engine optional. Even [...]
Posted on 14. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Nothing from Oldsmobile could beat a Ninety-Eight Regency for size and comfort. Built on a 127 inch wheelbase, these were truly big cars, in an era when size had become less of a selling point. Their 1455cid V8 made 190bhp. “Luxury” variants of the coupe and four door hardtop cost less.
Posted on 11. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Biggest and poshest of the lot, the Ninety-Eight Regency two-door hardtop stuck with the old pillar less style. All Ninety-Eight models, including Regency, carried a 455-cid V-8 engine, which made 210 or 230 horsepower. Textured Bravado nylon cloth upholstery was standard in the Ninety-Eight luxury Sedan.
Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ads for the Ninety-Eight Regency presented endorsements from businessmen whose firms were associated with comfort, style, and luxury. Previously a limited availability option, Regency was now a full fledged sedan model with a super luxurious interior and 60/40 front seating. At $5418, the posh Regency cost nearly as much as a Toronado Coupe.
Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Like most rials, Oldsmobile’s full-size 1972′s were mildly facelifted 1971 reruns. Topping the line was the Ninety Eight Luxury hardtop sedan. It started at $5009, $201 more than the standard-trim model. 1972 also marked Oldsmobiles 75th anniversary!
Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Escape from the ordinary into a world of a one finger concerto, composed of power windows, locks, day/night mirror, glove box, ash tray, power trunk release, and new for 1970, a shifter column activated wiper washer! So sit back in your power seat and enjoy the accompaniment.
Posted on 03. May, 2012 by BajaBusta.
As if to remind everyone how much cars had changed since horseless carriage days, Olds issued a publicity photo of a new ’51super 88 Holiday hard top posed with the little Curved-Dash Oldsmobile of 1900-1904. Olds dropped its six for 1951, made 88 the base series, and added the new mid range Super 88. It [...]