1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Delta has zero to do with Olds using the Greek alphabet. 88 comes from Olds manner of designating series. Or, model types up in line up. There use to be a model 76 and 78 Meaning 7th type 6 or 8 cylinder...Olds brought out new bodies in 1949 and replaced the type 78 with the 88. In the 50's Olds leaned their model names to aircraft or space age. Which brought the Rocket V8, Futuramic 88, Holiday 88, Jetstar 88, Dynamic 88, Super 88, Delmont 88 and the one you know, the Delta 88. Named more for the delta wing of advanced aircraft than anything. Like the SR71, B70 Valkyrie, F102, XF92, B58 and SciFi ships.
For consignment a Delta 88 Convertible, with a respray and a new convertible top. Mostly original as per the factory build sheet, this car runs smoothly, and shifts consistently.
As noted, a respray of Code 48 Sherwood Green covers the exterior of this car. Paint is in fair condition, as there appears to be some overspray, inclusions and a slight areas of orange peel. The white convertible canvas top is in good condition and is clean and operational. Gaps and panels are mostly straight and true, and there appears to be some areas of rust repair which has been remedied. Original Olds wheel covers emblazoned with the Delta logo are seen on all 4 corners of the car.
Original to 1970, some patina black stitched paneled vinyl benches stretch across the front and back of the passenger compartment. Sewn on buttons are seen within the pattens. The benches are fronted by an original dash in good condition. Black and padded vinyl with some burl wood accents are in fair to good condition. Black carpeting covers the floor and appears to be clean. The door panels are in good condition, clean and no rips or tears in the vinyl.
A 350ci V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor in original unrestored condition sits in the original engine bay. some surface rust, patina, and dirt are noted on this original engine. A TH400 transmission which is a 3-speed is attached.
Independent front suspension, and 4-link rear suspension are noted, and have surface rust and show typical wear and dirt accumulation for a 1970's car. Surface rust is seen within some of the fenders; however, it presents no structural or invasive rust problems. Frame is strong and sturdy.
An original car which has undergone some upgrades but not an excellent car. Certainly, mechanically and body wise sound, a used classic for sale.
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
188007-Sequential Unit Number
35467- Oldsmobile Delta 88 2Dr Convertible
TR 310 Black Interior
PNT 48-Sherwood Green
05e-5th Week May Production
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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