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Survivor Coupe: 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency


This is one huge car! 232.2 inches long, to be exact, and weighing close to 5,000 pounds! 1976 was the last year for this generation of the Olds 98, and it went out in style. This monster is located in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and is being sold here on eBay at no reserve due to the seller losing their storage. The starting bid is only $1,000. With a 455 V8 and a lot of plushness, that’s a lot of car for a grand! The seller claims less than 39,000 original miles in the ad, and after looking it over I can believe it. The red (!) velour interior is truly spectacular and the dash is even uncracked. The only interior flaw I could see is that the arm rests on the doors have some cracks. On the outside, there are some small rusty spots around the edges of the fenders and sills, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed quickly if you were willing to repaint the car. Assume for a moment this car was yours; would you protect the paint and try to arrest the rust or would you fix the damage and refinish?


  1. jim s

    car has broken brake line/ needs brake work. i think if the seller fixed the brake issues they could get back more then the cost of the repairs. i would make it safe and drive as is. interesting find.

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  2. Doug

    Jamie– beautiful machine to be sure, the half vinyl roof looks like new. Those fender extensions never took the paint well and deteriorated rather quickly. I will say however, having owned several regency’s from ’69 (Luxury Sedan) through ’84 the basic body was used up through ’84 after which they downsized the entire GM line. The ’87 Park Ave. that came next to me, was a terrible replacement and I went to Lincoln. Interspersed were several Cadillac’s also the same body. The only difference between the earlier and later versions was the fender extensions which necessitated a longer trunk lid.

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  3. Frank

    Brake pedal and armrest indicate that the odometer probably has rolled over and it is a 139,000 mile garaged, well cared for ’76 98. Even with that in mind, it would be a good buy as long as the price doesn’t get too crazy. It would look great with a vintage camper or Air Stream behind it and towing would be no problem with that engine.

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  4. RickyM

    Sold for USD 2,250 – small price for an enormous car. Love it !

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