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For Sale: 1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Full-size loaded luxury is a rarity these days, and so this affordable 1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham has a very alluring style. Newer investments, a loaded A/C interior, and the space to carry everyone and their luggage is all part of this well-presented sedan's total package. It also just happens to be an interesting diesel-powered car, too!

The story we're told on this one is that this Olds spent its first 40 years under one family's care (a father and daughter.) The first owner outside of the family came in the spring of 2022, and he spent the last year making a solid investment to keep this a solid cruiser. The first impression you'll get from this one is a survivor-style machine where even the low odometer is believed to reflect the full mileage. The Dark Claret paint looks largely original, but this is also where you'll see the first more recent investment. The hood and trunk were repainted because of fading that happens in 40+ years. It wasn't about making anything overly glossy, but just the right look to fit this car's matured style. New bumper fillers, good chrome bumpers, a new power antenna, intricate tail lights, and a taut color-matched vinyl top are all part of a vintage premium style that keeps this upper-level Brougham model so attractive. Plus, the full-length pinstripe does a great job of showcasing the straightness of the sheet metal on a well-respected family classic.

We know you've seen triple black sports cars before, well here you have a triple maroon cruiser with the exterior, roof and interior all matching for a very classy look. And the premium Brougham trim makes for a desirably luxurious setup. It has pillow-top velour upholstery, and low mileage means little seat time. So it's both attractive and comfy. There's plenty of legroom to sit six people comfortably across two wide benches. But a premium car also coddles the drive with exclusivity. So you can fold down the front for the ideal individual space. The power seat makes it easy to get comfy, and the tilt steering column gives you a good view of the full gauge package. And it's an easy reach to all the best features, like power windows, power locks, rear defogger, and the AM/FM/cassette stereo. Plus, the right recent investments were made to keep this an inviting cruiser. It's everywhere from the new headliner to a new compressor for the cold-blowing air conditioning system.

Under the hood is a 350 cubic-inch V8, but not necessarily the kind you were expecting. This is from the few years when diesel power was available to Oldsmobile. The engine bay is honest but also well-maintained. In fact, you'll love the recent investment in fundamentals, like a rebuilt starter, new water pump, rebuilt injector pump, new fuel tank, new timing chain, and a new radiator. So it fires up eagerly and has the hardy feeling you want in a diesel powerhouse. The high torque nature of a diesel makes it nice for a big cruising sedan. And a car like this was really made for the open road. You have all the right comfy driving features, like power steering with a new pump, power brakes, front discs, new shocks, a three-speed automatic transmission, cruise control, and new tires.

We have an even longer list of newer items that have gone into this diesel Olds (so call for all the details.) The sale even comes with the owner's manual and maintenance records. It all makes for a distinct and cruiser-ready triple-maroon sedan. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88
  • Listing ID: CC-1697593
  • Price: $13,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Delta 88
  • Exterior Color:Dark Claret
  • Interior Color:Dark Claret
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:41778
  • Stock Number:6069-DFW
  • VIN:1G3AY69N8BM319253
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