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1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1959 - 1960
Price : $3,895-$4,370
Weight : 4500 lbs | 2041.166 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 6457 cc | 394.0 cu in. | 6.5 L.
Power : 315 BHP (231.84 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Torque :435 Ft-Lbs (590 NM)
Bore : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Stroke : 3.7 in | 94 mm.
Compression : 9.75:1
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Rochester 4GC Quadra-Jet carburetor
Transmission:
4 Automatic Jetaway Hydra-Matic

Production Figures

Total Oldsmobile Production for 1959 : 382,865
Total 1959 Ninety-Eight production : 81,132
1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Convertible 2 dr. 5 P : 7,514
Holiday Hardtop 2 dr. 5 P : 13,699
Holiday Hardtop 4 dr. 5 P : 36,813
Sedan 4 dr. 5 P : 23,106

Dimensions

Holiday Hardtop
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 223.0 in | 5664 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.3 in | 3208 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Convertible
Price : $4,370
Weight : 4540 lbs | 2059.309 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 223.0 in | 5664 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.3 in | 3208 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Sedan
Price : $3,895
Weight : 4530 lbs | 2054.773 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 223.0 in | 5664 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.3 in | 3208 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Holiday Hardtop
Price : $4,160
Weight : 4540 lbs | 2059.309 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 223.0 in | 5664 mm.
Wheelbase : 126.3 in | 3208 mm.
Front Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.
Rear Track : 61.0 in | 1549 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Indepedent with coil springs

Rear : Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

Steering
Rack and Pinion

1959 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,200
Avg. Household Income : $5,010
Avg. Home : $12,400
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

The 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight measures 223.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 126.30 inches.

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