1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible 455


After 26 years I still love the car.


Overheating problems at 90000 kilometers.

Leaking radiator at 120000 kilometers.

AC compressor broke at 180000 kilometers.

Leaking radiator at 210000 kilometers.

General Comments:

A lovely car with a design that still feels modern and elegant.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2003

8th Dec 2005, 21:59

Hello Swedish owner of an Oldsmobile

Here's an important question I always ask when thinking about American cars:is it gas guzzling to run and is it reliable and easy to find parts for? In a daily car you want this, and I want to know if your Oldsmobile actually meets this standard.

11th May 2007, 16:42

8th Dec 2005, 21:59.

I'm not the writer of this review, but is your question serious or are you just being sarcastic?

26th Apr 2008, 13:14

That's pretty funny. I, too, own a 1971 Olds Delta 88 Royale convertible. I've owned it since 1977. It has a 455 cubic inch Rocket V-8 engine.

This is a very large and very heavy car. Parking lots in Europe are not designed for a vehicle this big. Even so, gas mileage on the highway is 18 miles per gallon. Do your own metric conversion.

This car has gone over 200,000 miles with few problems. Just this month, we pulled the engine because of a leaking manifold. Since we have it out, we decided to have it and the transmission rebuilt, although both were working fine. This engine burns no oil at all. Also, this is an absolutely gorgeous car. People always stop to look at it.