1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible / 599M32545 Chassis Information

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight photograph

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Convertible
Chassis #: 599M32545
Sold for $68,200 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
Oldsmobile produced 383,000 vehicles in 1959 which earned them seven-percent of the American automobile market. The 1959 Oldsmobile line had been completely restyled which marked the second time in as many years. This was done to keep pace with the very popular 1957 Chrysler models which had Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look.'

The 1959 Oldsmobile grew in length and weight. They had a semi-unitized body and frame from the cowl to the rear. The Series 98 was Oldsmobile's flagship car and was offered in four body styles including the two and four-door Holiday hardtop models, a two-door convertible, and a pillared four-door sedan. The wheelbase measured 126.3-inches and the V8 engine grew to 394 cubic-inches and produced 315 horsepower.

The pricing for the Series 98 began at $4,366 in 1959 which included most of the features found on the 88, plus 98-specific emblems and trim moldings, an electric clock, power steering, power brakes, and a 'Jetaway' Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. A wide selection of upholstery including leather, 'morocceen', and cloth in a variety of colors were available.

This 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible is painted in two-tone finish of white and black. There are period correct whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels and 'spinner' hubcaps. The interior is tri-tone leather upholstery with a two-tone black and white dash. This car has the optional power-operated windows, an original AM radio, and a heater.

In 2008, this vehicle was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $50,000-$60,000. Those estimates were proven accurate as a high bid of $68,200 including buyer's premium was enough to secure new ownership. The lot was sold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008

2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$50,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$68,200

2018 3
2017 3
2016 4
2015 4
2014 3
2013 1
2012 1
2011 3
2010 1
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$58,300$77,0003
2017$24,833$38,5003
2016$23,806$29,0004
2015$31,275$50,0504
2014$51,883$82,5003
2013$41,800$41,8001
2012$55,000$55,0001
2011$36,067$62,0003
2010$24,200$24,2001
2009$16,750$16,7501

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Chassis#: 599W06255
Sold for $77,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 599B01973
Sold for $60,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sedan
Sold for $20,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $38,500
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop
Sold for $16,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sports Sedan
Sold for $20,025
  2016 Collector Car Productions - Toronto Spring Classic Car
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98
Sold for $23,100
  2016 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 60
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98
Sold for $23,100
  2016 McCormick's Auction # 60
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop
Sold for $29,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $50,050
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE HOLIDAY 98
Chassis#: 599M33016
Sold for $30,800
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98
Sold for $20,250
  2015 Silver Auction - Arizona in the Spring
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday
Sold for $24,000
  2015 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $82,500
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: 599M33016
Sold for $29,700
  2014 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $43,450
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: 597M42604
Sold for $41,800
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 599B01973
Sold for $55,000
  2012 Barrett Jackson - Orange County 2012 Auction
 
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for $22,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Houston Classic Weekend
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$29,000  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2017 Branson Collector Car Auction$20,000  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2016 Mecum Portland$60,000  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$23,000  
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98599M181982016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City   
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98599M181982016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$37,000  
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98599M181982016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$37,500  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 2015 Carlisle Auctions: Lakeland Fall Auction   
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$41,000  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible599K041202013 Russo & Steele Newport Beach$46,000  
1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$71,000  
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE599M271162011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$21,000  
1959 OLDSMOBILE HOLIDAY 98599M177002004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction February 2004$24,000  
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV   
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$34,000  

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