New Paint: 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88

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In the mid-sixties, it was pretty much the bigger the better. Intermediate and compact cars were available by then, so there was no reason to not make the big cars even bigger. In 1965, Oldsmobile “tested the waters” with a new Delta model that was part of the Dynamic 88 line. In 1966, the Delta 88 became a stand-alone model. This is a 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Celebrity Sedan (4 door sedan) for sale here on eBay in Dover, Delaware. Thanks go out to Barn Finds reader Ikey H. for finding this car and bringing to our attention.

This car has new Gun Metal Metallic paint with metal flakes. This Oldsmobile has been garaged. It has dual exhaust. On the driver’s side, the “88” portion of the Delta 88 name is missing. The body is straight and there is no rust anywhere on the body of the car. The lister also provides a few pictures of the car’s underneath. A YouTube video is included in the listing as well.

The lister doesn’t state whether this is an original interior or if it has been redone. Due to its great condition, I tend to believe the interior has been redone at some point in its original pattern. The seats are finished in grey vinyl with cloth inserts. This Delta 88 has a factory air conditioning and the lister says it blows and the compressor works but it needs a charge of R12 refrigerant. Automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes will make getting this big car around a lot easier. There appears to be an aftermarket tachometer on the passenger side angled toward the driver for viewing.

The engine is a big block 425 cubic inch V-8. The car has current tags and is driven often, running and driving excellent. This Oldsmobile has 82,000 miles. The car is being listed for the father who doesn’t use a computer by his son or daughter. The father has other cars in his collection including another 1966 Oldsmobile and is downsizing due to the need for garage space. This 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is being offered at a Buy it Now Price of $8,000. For that price, the only thing you will need to be concerned with is the car’s need for refrigerant. Are you ready for some Rocket action?

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  1. TimS

    Yet another diveable classic for a family or your buddies. With a big block and A/C, how can you go wrong? This could be a businessman’s car in a period movie.

    Like 9
  2. Fred W

    As skeptical as I am about all these low mileage claims, this is one of those cars where one look at the photos makes me a believer.

    Like 4
  3. Rhett

    I love a big Olds, but the 66-67 took a weird styling turn with those front fender blades. I heard the CHP only went with Olds for one year (67) due to that styling- there was no side visability to the headlights, and their troopers couldn’t tell where the corners were and kept running into stuff.

    Like 0
  4. Miguel

    I love the dashboards on these Oldsmobiles.

    Like 4
  5. Shingo

    Teddy K approves.

    Like 4
    • Mark

      Teddy had a 67

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      • Scooter

        For sure but chillingly similar, that big boat of a sedan, I bet the back seat was why he had it!

        Like 1
      • PRA4SNW

        The back seat is why I used to occasionally trade my ’81 Camaro with my buddy for use of his ’75 88.
        Made the drive-in movies a bit more “comfortable”.

        Like 0
  6. MrF

    Another ridiculous exhaust

    Like 0
  7. Mountainwoodie

    Kudos to the owner for painting it. Sounds like it has a roller cam in it lol….maybe it’s the STP oil treatment.

    Ashtray worn, must have had an older woman smoker/owner with a beehive and always wore her chinchilla when she drove it.

    Like 5
  8. Scooter

    Very similar to an infamous car not “Christine”but in July of 1969. Saw the documentary recently and even the color is similar. Sorry but not my style of car from the sixties.

    Like 1
  9. PRA4SNW

    The same seller has a nice ’58 Biscayne up for auction:

    And there appears to be a nice dark colored 50’s vehicle in the garage. Maybe a Ford?

    Like 0
  10. Frank M

    I had one like this in high school. It was dark green. With this big trunk, I was able to sneak my older brother and cousin into the drive in movies. I left them in there a little to long and they started beating on the trunk lid, “Let us out!” LOL

    Like 1
  11. PaulG

    These are arguably the BEST engines ever built by Oldsmobile with awesome torque numbers, and super smooth.
    I’ve had a few as have my brother, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better mid 60’s engine…

    Like 7
    • Bruce

      From 1969 through 1977 Oldsmobile’s valve lifters that rotated a quarter turn with each cycle. Those particular Oldsmobiles frequently ran up to three hundred thousand miles which cemented their reputation as a brand in the 1970s.

      Like 2
  12. JohnnyB

    Had a ’65 Dynamic 88 way back in HS. The 425 is indeed quite an engine. Mine was the “economy” 2-barrel and it would sure move that barge along. Nothing quite like that Olds big block burbly sound.

    Like 3

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