1966 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible

Price:
$36,900.00
  • VIN: 384676M279986
  • Stock: 201022
  • Mileage: 18,991
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 425 CID Super Rocket V-8
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: White
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Description
1966 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 

 • Seldom-seen model; this is one of only 4,568 two-door Oldsmobile 98 convertibles made in 1966 
 • Frame-off restoration completed in 2020 
 • Professionally rebuilt 425 CID Super Rocket V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, 10.25:1 compression ratio and new dual exhausts with about 200 miles added since rebuild 
 • Professionally rebuilt Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission 
 • Red exterior with new, white power-folding vinyl top 
 • New white vinyl interior 
 • Air-conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows and power locks
 • Six-way power front seat, driver’s side remote sideview mirror (code F), power trunk release (code S), tinted glass (code E), power antenna (code T), deluxe seat belts without center belt (code Y) and original AM/FM radio with vacuum tubes 


Lookin’ for a solid highway cruiser, top up or down? This Oldsmobile 98 Convertible might be a candidate for you. This seldom-seen convertible is one of 4,568 two-door Olds 98 droptops made in 1966. ‘Value Luxury’ was Oldsmobile’s ace-in-the-hole, which enabled buyers who could not afford or did not want to spend the extra money on a similar Buick or Cadillac model, to come home with most or all of the same features. 

It underwent a complete frame-off restoration in 2020. The work was performed by an experienced restorer with a history of classic car restoration. 

Assembled during the fourth week of February 1966 in General Motors’ Lansing, Michigan factory and dressed in new red paint, the car’s exterior and trim are in overall excellent order, including a new white, power-folding vinyl top. The body is straight, the chrome bumpers are in very good order and fit tightly to the body, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the cargo area is almost immaculate and include a full-sized spare tire. 

This Olds rolls on new Hankook Optimo white stripe radials, size 215/75R14, at every corner. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel, topped with original factory wheel covers. The tires and wheel covers are all in very good order and look great. 

Under the hood is a professionally rebuilt 425 CID Super Rocket V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor, 10.25:1 compression ratio and new, dual exhausts. The previous owner states that the engine has approximately 200 miles added since the rebuild. Other new or rebuilt engine parts include the alternator and power steering pump. The power steering and power brake systems have been refurbished and all suspension parts have been repaired or replaced. 

Backing this motor is a a professionally rebuilt Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include factory air-conditioning (converted to R134a from R12), power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, driver’s side remote sideview mirror (code F), six-way power front seats, power trunk release (code S), tinted glass (code E), power antenna (code T) and deluxe seat belts without one for the rear center (code Y). 

Inside, this car sports an all-new interior. The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in white vinyl, which contrasts nicely with the red exterior. A fold-down center armrest completes the front seat. There’s new black carpet underneath, with custom floor mats. A two-spoke steering wheel is present, helping to frame the futuristic-looking dash Olds used during that period, complete with faux wood paneling. The inner door panels and instrument panel are all in very good condition and there’s a column-mounted shifter. The original AM/FM radio with vacuum tubes completes the interior. 

Convertible competition to this Olds in 1966 included AMC’s Ambassador, Buick’s Electra 225 and Riviera, Cadillac’s Coupe de Ville and Eldorado, Chrysler’s 300, Dodge’s Polara, Ford’s Thunderbird, Lincoln’s Continental, Mercury’s Park Lane and Oldsmobile’s own Toronado. 

If you’re fond of Detroit’s big highway cruisers from the mid-1960s, you couldn’t go wrong with this Olds 98 Droptop. It’s ready for its second life in the hands of a new owners. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to take a look for yourself! 

VIN: 384676M279986 

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 18,992 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. 

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  • Stock Number: 201022
  • VIN Number: 384676M279986
  • Model Year: 0
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Terms of Auction & Sale

  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
  • The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We strongly encourage a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
  • Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE!
  • All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator.

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  • A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa or PayPal. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not to your liking within this seven day inspection period then your deposit will be refunded 100%. If an inspection or decision takes longer then seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted for sale.
  • Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. MotoeXotica will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. Most of the cars we deal with are vintage and will need TLC and some degree of attention eventually. These are not new vehicles and should not be treated as such.
  • Once full payment has been received, Seller will email a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, buyers guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via Docusign. The forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle upon receipt of signed documents. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail. If paid by company or personal check, original dues will be held seven (7) to ten (10) business days. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
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