1974 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight

The 1974 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight was available in three body styles including two sedans and a coupe. The Hardtop Sedan was priced at $4,180 while the 4-door Town Sedan sold for $4,060. The two-door hardtops had large 'opera' windows. Standard equipment included ashtrays, power brakes with discs in the front, interior hood release, dome light, windshield radio antenna, Turbo-Hydramatic transmission, armrests, cigarette lighter, and dome light. The interiors were done in either cloth or vinyl.

Along with the Delta Eighty-Eight was the upscale Eighty-Eight Royale. The body style list included a coupe, 2 sedans, and a convertible. Pricing began at $4,200 and rose to $4,500 for the convertible. The most popular body style was the 2-door coupe which saw 27,515 examples produced. Just 3,716 examples were convertibles. Standard equipment on the 'Royale' line included molding package, lamp package, windshield radio antenna, power steering, ashtrays, cigarette lighter, armrests, carpeting, and power brakes with front discs. Upholstery was available in vinyl, cloth or leather.

Power came from an overhead valve, 350 CID engine rated at 180 horsepower. The engine had five main bearings and hydraulic valve lifters.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2012
1974 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight
Royale Convertible
The NFL chose the 1974 and 1975 Oldsmobile to provide all the official cars for the annual Pro-Football Hall of Fame Festival held in Canton, Ohio. Every one of these cars were finished in omega Red with a white interior and a matching top.

This 1974 Delta 88 Royale Convertible is one of the NFL promotional cars. Bought from the participating dealer 39 years ago in Canton by the last owner, this 'brass hat' Oldsmobile has nearly every option offered that year. It is powered by the L-55 455 cubic-inch 230 horsepower V8 engine with automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power top, remote mirrors and outside thermometer, air conditioning, wire wheel covers, and white wall radial tires.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Glenmoor Gathering presented by Classic Motorcar Auctions. The car was offered without reserve and sold for $7,020.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2012

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1974 Delta Eighty-Eight
$4,490-$33,950
1974 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Price Range: $4,060 - $4,490

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Oldsmobile
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)1,068,155
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)1,015,805
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)1,135,909
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)874,618
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)628,720
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

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