This Oldsmobile is a good mix of originality and tasteful upgrades.
The engine bay has what is believed to be the original 330ci V8,
but then you've got upgrades like the vintage air that blows ice
cold for those summer cruise ins. It's not to often you find the
body lines of the muscle car era, but then find bucket seats, power
steering, power brakes and air conditioning for under $25k.
The paint isn't the original Almond Beige, but it has been resprayed in a gorgeous Copper Pearl that sparkles in the sun. The chrome is in average shape, the front grille is showing some age and the rear bumper does have a few dings on it. The paint quality is very well. You will see some overspray under the car from the paint and a few spots that could use a little touchup paint but all in all very minor. The only bondo that we've been able to see is on the passenger side drip rail, which is pretty common on these.
The underside is incredibly solid, all the original floors are in great shape and not covered up by black spray paint or undercoating. There's nothing to hide under this olds! Quick observers might see that the original powerglide transmission has been upgraded to a TH400 3-speed auto that is perfect for cruising down the highway.
Inside you'll find bucket seats and that awesome center console with the RPM tach mounted on it. The carpet, seat covers, headliner, and wood grained steering wheel are all new and look incredible. The dash is original but all the instruments and warning lights work as they should.
Cars like this we love getting in, because we'll sell them on a Friday and see them at the local cruise in on Saturday evening. It's a perfect car to pile the family in and go for a ride.
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Speedometer YES - Odometer appears to be frozen
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Runs & Drives YES
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