1979 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 5.7 litre


Awesome highway cruiser


First of all, kilometers on the car are NOT true... I really have no idea how much it had on, when I bought it :D.

Immediately after purchasing:

I had to replace worn out radiator.

Replaced tired spark plugs.

Front seat was completely stuck, but I managed to repair it.

2000km later:

Left tie rod replaced.

Left front brake line replaced.

5000km later:

Replaced the fuel tank due to a extensive leakage.

Also, some minor electrical problems every now and then.

General Comments:

This car was probably never been taken care of:

Old Burgundy Red paint job was over painted, probably with crappy spray bottle paints.

Interior was very worn out.

This car was ex-Diesel. It had 350cid tuned gasoline engine when I bought this car.

This car was quite quick considering the weight and the lack of aerodynamics (I achieved nearly 200km/h on the highway, and the throttle was about 3/4 open!!!)

The car was a joy to drive, too bad I really had to sell this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2004