Delta 88

Last Of The Big Ones: 1976 Oldsmobile 88 Royale

“I like to think of it as the ‘thinking man’s family car‘” so opined Oldsmobile’s 1976  Delta 88 Royale sales brochure. Really? My, how pretentious; I wonder what would constitute the “non-thinking man’s car” – I probably bought a… more»

425-Powered 1967 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

There’s nothing like a big ole American convertible, especially a big red convertible! Well, back in ’67 Oldsmobile did it as well as anyone did with their Delta 88 drop-top. Today’s find is a 115K mile resident of Hanover,… more»

No Reserve: 1969 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

Enthusiasts seeking a drop-top motoring experience are spoiled for choice because most manufacturers from the 1960s and early 1970s offered some exciting alternatives in their pony and muscle car ranges. However, what if you wanted a car offering more… more»

16k Mile Survivor: 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88

The 88 (aka Eighty-Eight) was a journeyman car for Oldsmobile, included in the lineup from 1949 to 1999. It carried several pre-fixes, such as Dynamic, Deluxe, Super, Rocket, Jetstar, Delmont, and Delta. The latter was perhaps used most often,… more»

Rare Hi-Po W33: 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88

Model year 1970 saw the highest horsepower numbers of the classic muscle car era. Engines in full-sized cars came along for the ride, and this 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in Fresno, California packs a high-performance 390 HP W33… more»

1 of 473: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale

Oldsmobile built its last convertible in 1975 (at least until 1990). Mounting Federal safety pressures had put a target on the backs of the U.S.-built drop-top. So, Oldsmobile would pull the plug on the body style that year, although… more»

1 Of 2,401: 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Pace Car

Even with the Oldsmobile Delta 88 getting a significant size reduction for 1977, the car still had an attractive look on the outside and this was back in the good old days when automakers still attached importance to offering… more»

Turbo Surprise! 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale

Nothings says “pile in the convertible; we’re going for ice cream!” like a full-sized American two-door drop-top from the ’50s to ’70s, and this white whale in Attleboro, Massachusetts certainly looks ready for a leisurely cruise to the ice… more»

Last Year! 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

This is the end! No, nothing quite that dramatic, but this 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale convertible is the last of the full-size Oldsmobile convertibles. It became such a disregarded model, that Oldsmobile devoted about an eighteenth of a… more»

Only 19,800 Miles: 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible

After one run through eBay’s auction process, this Oldsmobile missed the seller’s reserve by just a hair, ending on Nov 2 at $15,600. So this time, he has decided to conduct a no-reserve auction in hopes that the price… more»

12k Original Miles: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible

There was a period during the 1970s when it appeared that time was running out for the convertible. Insurance companies were twitching at the prospect of accident claims involving roll-overs while legislators questioned their safety. Many manufacturers believed it… more»

Affordable Project: 1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Custom Holiday Coupe

It can be easy to judge a book by its cover, and there are times when this proves to be a bad decision. That would be the case with this 1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Custom because it is a… more»

Numbers-Matching 425! 1967 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Custom

Oldsmobile introduced the 88 in 1949, and for nearly half of its lifespan, it was the most profitable line of vehicles the company produced.  The full-size car had a successful 50-year run, finally ceasing production in 1999, and during… more»

Real Barn Find! 1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Drop-Top

For the second half of the 20th Century, the 88 nameplate was a mainstay of the Oldsmobile lineup. It was often the entry-level “big” car (but it was still nicely trimmed) and several variants were included over the years,… more»

Spectacular Survivor! 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88

It’s an oft-told tale. The owner of a lightly and gently used automobile passes on, his significant other holds on to it for years, and then finally decides that it’s time to part company. And that’s the case with… more»

Clean Survivor: 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale

Remember the GM advertising slogan, “Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile?” In the case of this 1972 Delta 88, it really is the seller’s father’s Oldsmobile and looks to have been well kept over the past five decades. Other than some… more»