BIG 455 V8, AUTO TRANS, PWR STEER/FRNT DISC, RUNS & DRIVES GR8, ORIGINAL DOCS!!
Its collection of styling cues provide a veritable rolling visual homage to the mid-'70s while its king sized wheelbase equips this 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency with a ride that will leave you feeling like you're floating above the asphalt. There simply isn't anything else on the road that looks like this spacious classic and its uniqueness and one of a kind aesthetics can be had at a very attainable price. There'll be an original dealer invoice on board as this Olds rumbles into its next lucky owner's garage, along with a sizable collection of maintenance records to show that it's been well looked-after over the years.
There's just so much to like here. Those generous proportions . . . that lengthy hood bracketed by contoured front fenders . . . the sloping rear roofline with its pair of sizable rear windows. This really is a one of a kind classic. Its factory-issue white paint has had a freshening up somewhere along the line and while from up close you can see evidence of the passing years here and there on its surface, this Olds will attract plenty of attention cruising around town in its present state. In back, a pair of fender skirts conceal the top portions of the rear wheels for a distinctive, semi-custom appearance and the vinyl roof looming over the top of the sizable cabin - a cornerstone of automotive styling among the sedans of this era - is in good shape, with no bubbling or tears in sight. Whether you decide to refine this Olds' look with a little more attention or opt to drive it just as it is, you'll be working with a solid foundation - the stretches of trim on its sides are literally longer than plenty of cars on the road, and they're as level as can be as they transition from front fender to door to quarter panel, providing a strong indication that the exterior alignment is on point.
Open the door and take a peek inside and you'll be impressed with the interior - not just with its obvious spaciousness, but also with its vintage stylishness. The two rows of bench seating remain in their original configuration, with less wear than you'd expect on their tuck and roll vinyl surfaces, and the contrasting black carpet lining the floor was recently installed, so it's in outright good form. Topped by a recently replaced dash pad, the array of gauges in the instrument panel have been in place from the start and function just as intended, with only the ornate digital clock at the center of the dash needing attention to get back online. The original radio is still in place and surrounded by fresh-looking woodgrain accenting, but as far as audio is concerned, the heavy lifting is done by the added Sony AM/FM/CD stereo.
It takes a sizable motor to propel a sizable car like this and the 455 cubic inch V8 beneath the hood certainly qualifies. Fed by a 4-barrel carb, it sits in a thoroughly stock but well-organized engine compartment, pairing with a 3-speed automatic TH400 transmission that was rebuilt not long ago and is shifting to perfection. The big block sends out just the deep, confident note you'd expect as it exhales into a pair of aftermarket mufflers, while this lengthy, stylish ride cruises on its set of 15" factory wire wheels. Power steering and power brakes combine to provide an effortless driving experience. The undercarriage appears to be solid and well positioned for plenty more enjoyable miles.
It's sure to be quite conversation piece and this 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency offers an unbeatable combination of stylistic flair and good value. Call today!
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- 10 Bolt
- Front Suspension
- Coil spring
- Rear Suspension
- Trailing Arms With Coil Springs
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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