1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Price
$24,000
Condition
Fine
Mileage
67,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Exterior Color
Red
Interior Color
Red
Category  Classic Cars

Description
1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 This car was built in the South Gate, CA plant and came east soon there after. It has what is believed to be the original 425/330 HP 2 barrel engine, which has 67,000 miles on it. The Olds 425 has a rather unique crossover exhaust that route the gasses out through a new stainless 2.5" pipe to the splitter muffler that separates it at the back of the car into dual pipes coming out under the rear bumper. The car sounds great despite not having a true dual .....
exhaust. The car wears it's original Autumn Bronze color but not original paint. Evidence points to a full, parts off, paint job at some point before the current owner purchased her three-four years ago. The paint still looks awesome with only a couple of small chips throughout. The car is rust free. The deep red/copper color is offset by the 20" gunmetal grey Riddler wheels, wrapped in Nankang 275/35ZR20 rubber in back and 245/35ZR20 in front. These fill the wheel wells and give the car a nice stance, they aren't TOO big. Inside, the Bronze bench (with fold down armrest) and interior is thought to be all original. There is a small tear on the passenger front seat, near the shoulder. The dash has some wear but the chrome bits shine well and offer great contrast to the dark color. The transmission is a column shifted 3 speed TurboHydromatic slushbox. The steering is power and the 4 wheel drum brakes are also power. All the lights and other electronics work. The rear speaker may be disconnected as the radio turns on but there is no sound. Clean, simple, drives great. Classy muscle. This wonderful big cruiser can be had for only $24,000 Questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a test drive/see her person, or make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
Features
2dr
Power Brakes
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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