1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 425
It doesn't get more stylish, smoother or comfortable than this American classic beast
It was old and sat for years as it was owned by an elderly gentleman who'd retired and relocated.
The gas tank was heavily corroded and had to be refinished, and it made a loud screeching sound when turning the wheel.
Other than that, it ran great... outrageously well considering its age and how long it sat. Surprised me every time.
A great car which I feel is an absolute steal, as there is not a high demand for them, so you can get them at a low price. It literally feels like you are driving on a cloud, and the car is floating as you drive it. You don't even feel pot holes, and it's at its most comfortable cruising at around 50 or 60 mph... however don't be mistaken, despite its luxury stylings and boat like size, it can move too! Kept up with my buddy's Chevelle and seemed to actually perform quite naturally at high speeds as well, spinning its tires with ease due to its power. The steering is very responsive and smooth, and literally feels like you're steering a smooth sailing boat.
The car's attractive, classy and unapologetically nostalgic American styling never fails to turn heads and grab attention. A great representation of American ingenuity at its best.
Class, luxury, power and a great dignified presence. The perfect weekend cruiser. One of the best cars I've ever driven. Awesome engineering that makes you wish cars were still made this way. An absolute kick driving it every time!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2017
5th Jul 2017, 10:56
I would have ordered a new gas tank.
6th Jul 2017, 02:14
It's a '66 Olds Delta, dude, not a '09 Chevy Malibu. You aren't going to "just order a new gas tank". The last new OEM ones probably disappeared decades ago, and the only ones being reproduced now are for the F-85/Cutlass, not the Delta.