1969 Oldsmobile 98

1969 Oldsmobile 98 1969 Oldsmobile 98 1969 Oldsmobile 98
The convertible bodystyle on the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was the rarest and the most expensive bodystyle in the Ninety-Eight Series lineup. The upholstery for this model was a combination of leather and Moroceen. They came standard with power side windows and a two-way power seat adjuster.

This particular convertible was built specifically for its original owner, Peggy Wortz, who is the grand-daughter of Ransom Olds. Changes made for this vehicle only were the use of a split-bench front seat and an AM only radio. Peggy later donated this vehicle to the R.E. Olds Transportation museum, where it currently resides.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016
The Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight closed out the 1960s as being the company's top-of-the-line model. With its 127-inch wheelbase platform, it was the largest Oldsmobile produced offered. Six body styles were available included a 2- and 4-door Holiday Hardtop, Town Sedan, Convertible, and Luxury sedan. Sales were strong, with over 116,400 examples sold, accounting for nearly 20% of the company's total production. Pricing began at $4,250 for the Town Sedan and rose to over $4,700 for the convertible.

Standard features included an electric clock, seat belts and shoulder harnesses, power steering, power windows, power seat adjuster, courtesy lamps, full carpeting, paint stripes, and Deluxe steering wheel. The upholstery was vinyl, cloth or leather.

An overhead valve V8 engine provided the power; it was a 455 cubic-inch overhead valve unit that offered 365 horsepower and was backed by a Turbo-Hydramitc transmission.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2016

Related Reading : Oldsmobile 98 History

The Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was a full-size vehicle introduced in 1941 and continued in production until 1996 with only one brake during that time period while efforts were switched to production of military equipment during World War II. The 98 had been formerly known as the Series 90. The 98 was the top of the line offering for Oldsmobile while its siblings had lower numbers such as the....
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Related Reading : Oldsmobile 98 History

The esteemed flagship of the Oldsmobile division of GM, the Oldsmobile 98 or Ninety-Eight was a full-size model that would hold its place as the top-of-the-line model well into the 90s before the arrival of the Oldsmobile Regency in 1997. The 98 name first arrived on the scene in 1941, and was revived following WWII. It shared its GM C-body platform with Cadillac and Buick, and occasionally added....
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1969 98
1969 Oldsmobile 98 Price Range: $4,250 - $4,730

$3,140 - $4,750

Model Year Production

1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)581,195
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)922,771
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)762,199
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)558,889
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)633,981
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)655,241
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)562,459
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)548,390
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)586,381
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)592,804
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)546,112

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