1990 Olds 88 engine died. Body in good shape. Don't want to scrap it. What should I do?

Asked by Mar 31, 2015 at 04:41 PM about the 1990 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Question type: General

We've had this car since 1998.  It's had 2 engines but it looks and rides really good.  I'm really sad that my husband wants to scrap it because it's going to take $1k to fix.  I would rather sell the car to someone who wants to fix it and drive it.  So far the only people interested are junk dealers.  Advice?

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Unfortunately these cars aren't popular with collectors at all. Since it's 25 years old you may consider insuring it as an antique/classic car. It'll only cost about $100 per year and you can get another engine for it. You'll still be able to drive and enjoy it. Otherwise scrapping it is probably your best option. HTH. -Jim

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