1965 Oldsmobile 98 Review from North America

1965 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 455 Rocket

Year of manufacture1965
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership1978
Engine and transmission 455 Rocket Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles

Summary:

A race ready Limo

Faults:

The hood hinges, being an old design, were sprung with many parts. If you were not careful, when you closed the hood, the hinges could (and did) bend out sideways toward the side of the car, rendering them absolutely useless.

The Rochester 4 barrel carburetor was very difficult to set up properly, as was the dual point ignition.

General Comments:

Even with the problems I described, when the engine was set up properly, I could barely keep tires on the rims. The car was very comfortable and roomy.

I would love to come across one of these model years again, either road ready, or for restoration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

14th Jan 2005, 10:06

This car certainly would be race ready.

For a demolition derby, that is!

1st Mar 2005, 13:32

I have a sweet convertible 1965 oldsmobile 98 that I love, but have to sell.

25th Jun 2005, 10:59

I have access to a 65 Olds 98 that is ready to be restored. It is an Arizona vehicle that has a Cadillac-designed body. It has just over 100k miles. Contact me by adding a comment and I'll get back to you.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review