1967 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible
1967 print advertising states "Somuch elegance was never so
downright reasonable" and the Olds Delta 88 made good on that
statement in droves. It goes on to encourage folks to step out
front in a rocket action Oldsmobile! Ahh the jet age, and those
wacky mid 60's where the middle class had it all, and dad smoked a
pipe and mom stayed home and took care of the house and had dinner
ready for pop when he arrived home. Pet the dog and go out for a
drive on Sunday on your new large and in charge Oldsmobile.
Rocket was all the buzz word back in 1967 and this Delta Oldsmobile
is no exception. Restored over the course of 3 years, from 1992 to
1994, then garage kept, this restoration has aged well and is now
being offered for consignment to you. Sporting very nice maroon
paint, throw on a white canvas convertible top for some contrast,
and I'm ready to drive home, pet the dog, kiss my wife, and sit
down to read the paper while dinner is on the boil, all the while
smoking my pipe.
Draped in its nice application of maroon, the long steel
Coke-bottle design is presenting well with only a few minor
non-noteworthy imperfections on the well minded gapped body. A
beautifully preserved white convertible top crowns this beauty
retaining the clear glass window. The dual headlights with central
signal markers and grilles flank a center horizontally "beaked"
grille and a lower gigantic wrap around and under bumper. A long
straight steel hood has very nice front quarters on either side,
which move rearward to the dual massive doors that swing evenly
balanced and can be pushed with 1 finger. Chrome trim in the form
of dual side view mirrors, and handles are excellently preserved as
are the wide rocker molding that traverse the wheel wells and cover
the lower leading edges of the front and rear quarters. White
pinstriping following the undulating beltline adds a touch of
class, as does the sloping rear deck and bumper which shares the
integration of the horizontal deeply inset rectangular tail lamps.
Just say big and this also describes this classic Olds.
About as nice as it gets with rectangular stitched puffy center
panels on the doors in black vinyl. Chrome strips delineate this
from the smooth outer panels that hold the window cranks,mirror
joystick and lower courtesy lamp assembly. Black vinyl covers the
seats, and is truly showroom condition. These front seats are like
large recliners in split bench form, and share a central puffy fold
down armrest. A rear bench stretches across the back, and is also
pristine. The dash up front is also well heeled, and sports a wood
grained applique, some padded black vinyl, and a strip of aluminum
which houses knobs, buttons, radio, and ignition. In the applique
are a trio of round deep set in angled gauges with near perfect
bezels. Oh, and did I mention this car is equipped with a factory
tachometer as well. An original steering wheel fronts this
beautiful dash, and very clean black carpeting covers the floors.
Just as big as the outside and maintaining the 60's rocket-age
A big and red 425ci V8 is within a lightly patinaed engine bay.
Some rust and slight oiling has built up over the years but the
block blazes in its red painted glory and an orange Oldsmobile
Super Rocket labled air cleaner covers the Rochester 850 4-barrel
carburetor. A TH400 3-speed automatic is on the back of this engine
and turns a Positraction equipped 10 bolt 2.93 geared axle.
A light coating of surface rust is seen throughout the
undercarriage on the usual suspects, but the perimeter frame and
flooring retains isblack finish and is structurally sound with a
dusting of maroon paint from the restoration. Independent coil
spring suspension is seen in the front and in back we note a 4 link
and coil spring designation. Power drum brakes are all around and
for the exhale we note a stock style single exhaust system.
At first glance you'd surmise that this car would be more of a
cruiser than a bruiser, but nothing could be further from the
truth. It started right up without even a hint of complaining, ran
great, handled well, and stopped quickly. It actually provides a
very smooth ride with phenomenalacceleration and handled our test
tracks pothole section swimmingly. A few frowns crept up during our
drive and those being the AC not blowing cold and the top needing
some assistance going back up.
This 1967 Delta 88 is in fine condition and is holding up well as
an older restoration. A big 425ci Rocket V8, clean interior, a
factory tachometer keep this Olds spot on point with the
advertising taglines of the day. Reasonably affordable
elegance...Get me my pipe and hat, I'm taking the family for a
jaunt to the museum to feed the ducks.
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
116034-Sequential Unit Number
10D-4th Week October Build
ST 67 35867-1967 Delta 88 Convertible
BDY BL238-Linden Body #
TR 70-Black Vinyl
PNT P2-Pewter, Black Top
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