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1957 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Review

Great — I was discharged from the Army in November, 1962 and needed some wheels. I was driving around and passed our local Olds dealer and there was this beautiful 57 98 Convertbile. I couldn't pass it up. I turned around and drove Dad's 56 Buick Speical into the lot (Dad couldn't drive anymor due to illnes) and I looked for a salesman. I finally found one and he explained that the car had belonged to the owners wife and it was loaded. Even the J-2 option. Long, low, great lines, and and a chick magnet. I bought the car on the spot. Dad didn't care what I did with the Buick, as long as I got a car that I could take him to Church and wherever else he needed to go. I added fender skirts to it and dummy Appletons, just to make it mine, i guess and drove it through a terrible Cleveland winter. The big Olds was not the greatest in the snow. When Spring came, I cleaned and detailed the car for some summer cruising and added glasspacks, to complete the package. I drove the car all year and my younger brother was driving me crazy as he wanted that Olds. I bought a 421 63 Pointiac and sold the Olds to my brother. He got married and running low on funds sold it to a neighborhood kid. I got a call one day that the kid had taken down a pole with the Olds and it was totaled. I couldn't even go to look at it. Many times my brother and I would scan Hemmings to see if we could find one, but we couldn't afford one now. The prices are up to about $100,000 which is a far cry from the $1600 I paid in 1962

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It was so cool looking

Cons: none

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1957 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Review

1957 Oldsmobile — For being unrestored and fifty-two years old; it's held up very well. The engine is a solid 6.1 litre/371 V8 with 277 horsepower. It's a big heavy American old car, so gas milage isn't the highest, it doesn't stop on a dime, and it's not the fastest car off the line. But it does have a lot of style and no shortage of torque. I bet it lasts another fifty years if it's taken care of correctly.

Pros: A lot of fun to drive, turns heads, and there's not too many around.

Cons: Finding parts to fix it is kind of tough.

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1996 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Reviews

It Gets From A To B By racko24

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1995 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Reviews

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1994 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Reviews

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1993 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Reviews

Behemoth! By Jason

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Large Adn Comfortable By chiefe7

I love this car it is confortable fun to drive and the car does not beat you to death on long trips I get about 17 mpg in town and 24 on the highway. No more than normal repairs, brakes, sway bar link... Read More

1992 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Reviews

I'd Buy Another One By Paul

I got the car for a very good price, I bought it because of the mileage. It has turned out to be a great car. The L24 3800 has some power, and the car is very comfortable. I can get 32 MPG on the high... Read More

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