This Ninety-Eight Convertible was top-of-the-line of the full-size cars for Oldsmobile in 1967. Their full-size models had been redesigned but still retained a familiarity that kept fans of the Ninety-Eight and 88 models happy. The now distinctive front end had much to do with that.
These big cars make great cruisers and with improved four-coil spring suspension for 1967 you have one smooth ride. Add in top-down fun and it's one big fun car.
The gold metallic paint is typical of the late sixties and reflects vibe of the era perfectly.
The Ninety-Eight has a wheelbase of 126", is 223" long (that's around 18 and a half feet) and 80" wide.
Luxurious looking interior with bench seats and folding center armrest. There's a center mounted speaker at the back for the passengers. The dash has a wood-grain laminate for that extra touch of luxury. Not only does it look great inside, it's all original too!
Power comes from the original 425 cubic inch Super Rocket V8 engine producing 365 horsepower. This is paired with a Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission. Both were standard on the 98. As a luxury car, power brakes, power steering and powered windows were all standard too. The AM/FM radio would have cost the original owner an additional $133 though.
Oldsmobile produced just 3,769 Ninety-Eight Convertibles for the 1967 model year at a base price of $4,498. There were over 76,000 Ninety-Eight cars produced that year making this the rarest of all the models. We can't imagine too many being left on the road today. As with all the Ninety-Eight cars it was originally built in Lansing, MI.
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)