Tag Archives: Ninety Eight
Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
General Motors planned to introduce shrunken versions of its full-size cars for the 1983 model year. The decision had been made back in 1978 and the designs were all but locked in between late 1980 and early 1981. As a result of unforeseen engineering and plant delays, the introductions were pushed back a full year, [...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Having gained a reputation for unreliability, and sluggish performance, along with supposedly single handedly turning the American consumer off from the diesel experience, the 1980 Oldsmobile diesel line was expansive. Couple that with the sheer volume of cars this brand sold, and you can see how impactful these engines may, or may not have been.
Posted on 13. Jan, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Nearly as big as a Ninety-Eight, the less costly Delta 88 Royale also had a diesel engine option. GM’s diesel V8 engine option soon proved troublesome. Basically it was a modified Oldsmobile 350cid gasoline V8. Base model delta 88s drew fewer buyers than their Royale mates. Engine choices included a 231cid V6 and a 260cid [...]
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 22. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
In 1983 and most of the early to mid, General Motors Oldsmobile division celebrated high volumes of sales, some years well over a million. In this clip Indy racer Bobby Unser explains the rigors of quality control that all Oldsmobile’s went through, before buyers took their new cars home. From design [...]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Oldsmobile sold third best in the US out of all manufacture s for 7 out of 10 years this decade. For 1976 the Cutlass line was the top selling singular model and was so for most of the 70s beating even Chevy’s full size line. Olds’ advertising tag line of there era was Can We [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Few changes attended the full size Oldsmobile. For 83 the Regency sedan continued as one of three senior Ninety eight models priced in the $12-$13k range. Ninety-Eight Sales held steady, and Oldsmobile’s overall sales remained strong obtaining number two in the race with 916,593 behind their coroporate cousin Chevrolet.
Posted on 21. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
At $5869, the Oldsmobile Ninety-eight regency hardtop sedan remained Oldsmobile’s full-size flagship for 1976. All Ninety-Eights wore their own new version of the divisions hallmark split grille, again with rectangular headlamps. A 455 v-8 was standard. Oldsmobile as a division sold 891,368 vehicles, fourth overall.
Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
“From the start, theres that prestigious diesel sound” Still all out for diesel power, Olds introduced the 85 bhp 4.3liter V6 unit in 1982, and it returned for 83 as an option for both front and rear drive versions of Cutlass. Along with the V6 was a 5.7 liter V8 diesel on selected models.