455-Powered Estate: 1975 Olds 98 Custom Cruiser

This 1975 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 station wagon is a beautiful example of a family estate, with claimed original paint and interior. The Olds is equipped with the third row “flip up”-style seat and 455 V8 engine. Rust is virtually non-existent, and the clean condition indicates this example has been loved since new. Find the Oldsmobile here on eBay with a $13,950 Buy-It-Now and the option to submit a best offer.

The classic curved rear glass really makes the back end of the Olds more attractive than the front, along with the subtle fins atop the tail lights. Chrome bumpers and trim still shine nicely, and that combined with the original paint suggest this one spent a lot of time parked indoors. It’s unfortunate the front end is so blah – the rest of the wagon body is quite pretty.

The rear seat folds flat, or pivots upright to offer a full three rows of seating. The carpeting and plastic covers all look pristine, as does every row of seats ahead of the folding third row. The fact that this wagon remains in such pristine condition suggests it was purchased to ferry around the occasional grandchild, and not see daily duty going to school functions and practices. It’s just too clean for that.

The seller mentions the underhood detailing as being quite nice, and I have to agree. It almost seems like the Olds spent time as someone’s show car, given the details exceed what I’d even consider as being a nice driver. The asking price seems fair for the condition, especially with no rust, A/C, cruise control, and tilt wheel – but obviously, you’d be smart to make an offer if given the option. Sweet cruiser!


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  1. TimS Member

    I hate red on red, but for this one I could be colorblind. Yet another ride that (statistically) nobody saved. And what a draw it would be at a show or cruise-in.

    Like 5
  2. George Mattar

    I love red on red. And it’s an Olds. This car far superior to a new $55,000 Ford Exploder. Carries more, costs much less and cheap to fix. 455s can’t turn much rpm. Equals long life.

    Like 6
  3. elrod

    The most important feature of this car was not mentioned – the tail gate! The glass electrically disappears into the roof totally hidden, and the gate drops on a beautiful arc into the body completely hidden leaving a totally unobstructed opening to behold. Once you operate one, you will never view any wagon ever again in the same light – wipes away tear..

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    • Miguel

      elrod, that is until things drop between the door and the car when the door is down.

      Ask me how I know.

      Like 2
  4. claudio claudio

    milleage to the gallon is not used for this landbarge,it is measured in feet !

    NO,not for me ,too ugly ,I would even say frugly …

  5. Gary S.

    Seems to be a pretty nice car..i would cruise it. Not too fond of the underneath spray paint job…especially the silver exhaust….lol.

  6. Tim Feaster

    I had this exact car which I used for apparel clothing work….this is not red, it’s sienna…..a rust color!

  7. Miguel

    You are getting close. I want this car in this color in a 1973 model.

    We have seen the 1975 and 1976 models. Can you pull a 1973 out of your bag please?

  8. Poppy

    Why no mention of mileage? The odometer in the one photo I think shows 6XXX. I can believe 106K if it was truly pampered and driven 1500 miles at a time just on vacations. If it’s truly only 6000 miles, I’d think the seller would be touting that.

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  9. cmarv

    Most of these died in battle . Coveted demolition derby car . I wonder if the rear glass retracts ?

    Like 1
  10. Joe Spinelli

    beautiful monstrous cruiser but so sad thanks to pure stupidity the most important thing “horsepower” was a thing of the past

    • Duaney

      Has torque and will go as fast as you want it to go and keep up with any traffic you’re in.

  11. Duaney

    Sold already for the asking price

  12. gearjammer63

    Not to put too fine a point on it, Mr. Lavery, but it’s a Ninety Eight, not a 98. You won’t see it anywhere on the car or the documentation expressed as 98. It even says “Ninety Eight” on the fenders. The Delta 88 is another story.

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