I’m guessing you folks are starting to notice that I have a thing for big old cars that have been cherished. This 1970 Oldsmobile 98 certainly seems to fit that description, having been driven only 46,000 miles from new. It’s located in Wellpinit, Washington and is up for sale here on eBay, with a buy-it-now (and bidding, for some odd reason) price of $4,900.
Honestly, I’d feel better about this car if the seller had stated there was “no” rust, but I certainly can’t see any. The paint looks very unusual under these lights, but I think I’ve included a better shot in the next picture that’s more representative of the actual color of the car. The chrome looks nice, and I’m guessing based on the condition of the vinyl top and the interior that this car has spent most of its time in a garage.
Here’s the color I think the car really is. It’s also a great indicator of (a) the car really might not be rusty, based on the sill here, and (b) GM panel and trim fit was really pretty bad back then! The paint even looks pretty shiny based on the reflection at the top of the picture!
Ok, if you don’t like late 60’s/early 70’s brocade interiors and harvest gold, stop looking right here. There are what seem to be acres and acres of the stuff in this car, and it all looks nice! Actually, better than nice!
Just look at that pristine dash and factory floor mats! Even if you don’t particularly like this type of car, you have to admire the condition it’s in. I’m guessing this is the car of an older person that has passed, just because of the condition of it. The seller tells us that it has a tilt and telescoping steering wheel as well as power windows and a power seat. No word on air conditioning, so I’m assuming not.
Here’s that wonderful Rocket 455 engine! The seller explains that the car runs and drives, but that it’s been in storage for many years. They feel it will require “minor repairs” which they describe as rebuilding the carburetor, tune up and adjustments. Are you the one willing to take them on?