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Curbside Classic: 1972 98 Hardtop Coupe Not Just Pretty (Huge) Car

April 19,

I first spotted this Bill Mitchell-era General C-body a couple years ago here in sunny Daytona Florida. Yeah, I m clear the continent from the publisher of blog out in Eugene, Oregon. As as I saw it, I knew I had to stop at that repair facility and get a few images of it.

gentleman s coupes were in both Lansing, Michigan and New Jersey back in the heyday of now defunct automaker. I have unable to locate any production [Ed: 37k] for this old coupe but I am fairly confident are a rare breed these Unlike the often seen de Ville of this era, may be the first one of these this has ever seen.

It does, however, possess the Rocket 455, spec ed at 340 mated to a TH-400 three automatic transmission. The Rocket is the post war over head motor produced by General That introduction was in 1949 and a newer generation was introduced in

Until the demise of that regarded motor, they all built at the Lansing, Michigan plant.

This 8th generation 98, redesigned for the 1971 model contains all of the controls oriented to the GM was big on that at the time, making the and climate controls off limits to the passengers. That 3 spoke wheel was another component of higher end offerings. The condition of the leather seats and overall condition of this ride the care that it has been to this land yacht the past 39 years.

When I saw it first in June, it had 73,000 miles on the clock. it has 89,000 so someone has clearly enjoying this elegant

And please pardon the inability of my cheap point and shoot taker to obtain crisp, images of specific points of I should note that in its years, Oldsmobile provided to their offerings. In the late 40 s and 50 s they offered a Holiday, Cruiser and a Futuramic but by the late 50 s all of the was provided in numerical form

This continued on their top of the models until the introduction of the Aurora.

The early 1950 88 had a split windshield while the production runs had the one piece


As I mentioned earlier, I had first this ride a couple ago. I have been over what my introductory would be here at Curbside I usually capture just a and rear image of a vehicle and looking through my library, I this was the case with the of the images of automobiles in it.

And it was true of 98.

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However, today while I was up US 1, Ridgewood Avenue here in Beach, I spotted this seen 98 and I was able to stop and a few more images for this This coupe is now for sale for by the person who bought it from wholesaler having the air conditioning repaired when I had seen it

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Now, I have this to say that. The over all package of luxury coupe is attractive in its own but when you break it down individual components, the styling can be subjective. I m not a major expert in 70 s American automotive styling so I have little experience in Mr.

Mitchell and his team were to achieve with the split of this offering. I know was a common theme for Oldsmobile the 1960 s and early 70 s but I would, in have thought that a new decade and a new generation coming of age in respective auto purchasing Not Your Father s Oldsmobile have arrived around time.

And I can share this you: If my father had owned one of back in the day and I ever got to drive it, I have stuffed at least of my buddies in this trunk and the whole lot into one of the last drive in movie theatres in the Ozark Mountains back in the 70 s. I should note this top, cracked dash and exhaust possessing coupe have some significant bubbles showing just the left side of that window. I hear it s a rather issue with vinyl-roofed GM

It s hard to say if there are any structural with this ride, but as I am a casual observer of it, all is well, to my anyway.

And have I mentioned the of this premiere Oldsmobile? It is nineteen feet long ), over six and a half feet (79.6 ) and four and a half tall (54.6 )!!

And in closing out my virgin post does anyone else see a 60 s era tail light and fin in the above

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