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1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

The 1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was the largest in the lineup, with a wheelbase that measured 127 inches (3 longer than the Delta 88 and 15 inches longer than the Cutlass, 4-4-2, and F-85 two-door models). The Ninety-Eight measured 225.2 inches long and weighed over 4,400 lbs. Power was supplied by a large (and heavy) overhead valve 455 CID V8 engine with a cast-iron block. It offered 365 horsepower and was mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission. The 98 was a luxurious vehicle with many amenities including power seats, power steering, power brakes with front discs, power windows, and a Deluxe steering wheel. They also had an electric clock and full wheel discs. The interior was comprised of vinyl, cloth or leather. Body styles included a 2-door Holiday Hardtop, convertible, sedan, 4-door luxury hardtop, 4-door Holiday Hardtop, and 4-door Town Sedan. Pricing began at $4,450 and rose to over nearly $4,800.

The most popular body style was the 4-door sedan which saw 29,005 examples produced. 3,161 were convertibles making them the rarest in the lineup. 21,111 were the 2-door holiday hardtop and 19,377 were 4-door Luxury Hardtops. In total, over 95,800 examples were produced in 1970.

by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013

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 76.....
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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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1970 Vehicle Profiles

1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight vehicle information


In 1941, Oldsmobile introduced the top-of-the-line 98 model. From that point on, the 98 would represent the pinnacle of Oldsmobile luxury. For years, the Oldsmobile 98 would exemplify what a General Motors luxury car was all about. Featuring the long....[continue reading]


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1970 Ninety-Eight
1970 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Price Range: $4,450 - $4,915

Other 1970 Oldsmobile Models
$2,675 - $2,785
$3,310 - $3,565


126.00 in.
8 cyl., 425.00 CID., 360.00hp
$4,000 - $4,490
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 425.00 CID., 365.00hp
$4,000 - $4,415
127.00 in.
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 365.00hp
$4,250 - $4,730
127.00 in.
8 cyl., 455.00 CID., 365.00hp
$4,450 - $4,915

Industry Production

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
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

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