This 1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale convertible is a long-term
family-owned classic that has its big numbers-matching V8 under the
hood. And not only does it have low mileage, but also the upgrade
to the triple black style just makes for an even more awesome
The Delta 88 was made to own the road. It's a wide car with crisp
lines and flared fenders. Plus, Oldsmobile was one of the best at
making sure its big chrome bumpers integrated into the design with
a nearly seamless quality. The black paint was an update later in
life. Today it retains a nice gloss in the sunshine while also
absolutely being driver quality. So it sets the right tone for a
car that's easy to cruise. And one of the reasons why we like this
one so much is that it has been in the long-term care of a father
and son (the father was also only the second owner.) So there's
some nice care in the details, right down to the newer black cloth
top and the classic factory wheel covers.
The paint, roof, and the interior give this Olds an ultra-desirable
triple-black presentation. We love this Delta 88 because it has
some serious size where it will be easy to take up to five family
and friends with you for a ride. But Olds also made sure the driver
was the most important position. You sit behind the factory
steering wheel, and the driver-focused instruments creates a very
individual feel. You have within an easy reach of features like the
AM/FM stereo and switch for the power convertible top. It all makes
for a cruiser that's vintage, premium, and personal.
To move all that sheet metal you need big torque, and so this has
Oldsmobile's optional 455 cubic inch V8. The big blue block has an
honest look, and even better, it's the numbers-matching powerhouse.
The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is also the original
unit, and it delivers a nice balance between a stout construction
and smooth shifting. So with other features like the power
steering, power brakes, front discs, and the Oldsmobile's supple
ride, this classic keeps its easy cruising status.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and service
manuals. Maybe you'll give it a respray, add air conditioning,
upgrade the exhaust, or some other personal project. But nothing
gets in the way of the fundamental appeal of one of the best big
motor boulevard cruisers that also has a story to tell. So don't
miss out, call today!
1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88
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