1970 Oldsmobile 98 from North America - Comments

16th Jul 2007, 12:14

I have a 1970 Oldsmobile 98 LS. This was the best car my family ever owned and it was great for carrying 4 adults (full size kids) in the back seat.

4 door hardtop looked great and easy to get in or out.

I think everything except cruise, even the lighted vanity in the back of the front seat.

My dad bought it new, I went on the test drive while still in high school.

Lots of miles, maybe 200K to 300K.

Interior real good, last time I looked.

Vinyl top had to be replaced twice.

Kids next door broke rear driver-side window, and I have it currently covered it with a tarp.

Engine condition poor, I am pretty sure my daughter got it hot. But we had these same enginges on irrigation pumps in the 60's and 70's and thy would run the equivalent of 500K to 750K miles.

Trans probably OK, but I would put in new seals at a minimum.

Not much rust because was located in Texas Panhandle (dry) for most of its life.

My daughter was driving it at college when we got her another car and it has been parked since. It has been bumped on front and rear, so this car is probably best for parts. People in the ice and snow seemed to loose control and head for her. But it was big and heavy enough to protect her, and that is the reason I gave all my kids the biggest cars I could get for that part of their lives.

I would like to sell this to someone in need of components to keep theirs going.

If you are interested, email me and I will get you some pics.

Stevej@xanadu2.net.

18th Dec 2007, 07:57

I am interested in finding a rust free 1968 Olds 98 Convertible w/factory A/C. Somewhere between 1 & 3 on a scale of 5. Please contact by email black1962starfire@yahoo.com

12th Aug 2008, 15:10

Hello, George here, I just brought a 1970 Olds Ninety Eight LS Sedan yesterday for $400 dollars. It belonged to 85 year old lady and had sat in her garage for 8 years. The car started right up with 107,000 miles. No rust, new tires.

This olds is something. I have a big 1990 Cadillac Brougham, and a 1984 Olds Ninety Eight Brougham, but this 1970 Olds Ninety Eight has got them beat. Yes the 1970 Olds Ninety Eight LS Sedan is great great car. A real cruiser.

14th Sep 2008, 08:02

I have an Old 98 convertible 1970 model. I am new to car knowledge. Would you say this is an easy or difficult vehicle to do things on yourself. I had the interior redone and now the boot won't fit on the original snaps. Any suggestions.

4th Dec 2008, 22:44

Well, might I first off say that I never knew they made a ninety-eight in 1970, that was not until my now deceased father bought 1 about 4 years ago.

This particular car is sky blue, don't know the actual color name, with blue leather interior and of course the Oldsmobile 455 motor which is amazing. Don't know much else, I never looked anything up because I thought my dad would have been here long enough to help me with all that. He was a car guy, self taught and now I have become one.

From then on I was hooked, there is nothing like driving that, "boat" around the town. This is definitely a head turner. I am only 20 years old and have driven the car 3 times so far. And let me tell everyone who does or doesn't know, the way people look at you when you drive something that nostalgic and grand... just beats anything else on the road in my opinion. Every Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, and whatever else you want to throw in the mix is nothing to me when you compare this to those.

Yes, I understand that there are those who would disagree, but the few of us who do own or have had the privilege of driving one of these lost treasures is going to take his car over anything on the road. And as soon as the convertible top is back on and winter is over, I will be on the road turning heads and enjoying the honor and privilege to have my hands on one of these seemingly forgotten works of art.

Oh, I forgot this previously,...the car has 52,000 miles. So I am hoping for many years with my dad's pride and joy.

1st Jun 2009, 09:16

I have a 1970 Olds 98 Luxury with only 48000 original miles, the interior needs some work but still runs great, need to part ways with it. Anyone know what they are worth these days?

2nd Jun 2009, 10:49

Like so many things, what it is worth depends on finding a buyer, and in the middle of the current depression I doubt there are many buyers. But if you can wait a few years till the depression ends (assuming it does), I think we can say with confidence it is worth at least $5,000.

6th Jan 2010, 17:15

Hi I am looking at buying at 1972 Olds 98 4 door with a 455.

I was just thinking of buying, but after reading those comments, I will stop thinking and start writing the check. The car has 60,000 miles on it and has being in storage since 1980; it looks very clean and sounds great!

3rd Feb 2013, 16:33

Well I have a 1970 Oldsmobile 98 2 door convertible, and it's worth anywhere from $2000-$18000, and 4 doors are worth even more for their rarity.

30th Mar 2014, 11:26

Good Morning all you Oldsmobile 98 lovers!

Way back in 1973 my dad found and bought a 1970 Olds 98 luxury sedan 4dr hardtop (no center pillar post), Sea Mist Green, dark green interior, and dark green vinyl top.

This car was the deal of the century. For all you younger ones, 1973 was the first gas crisis. The woman selling the car won a Chevrolet Vega in a lottery and sold the big Oldsmobile due to gas prices (52 cents a gallon!).

My dad bought it at 3 years old with 21,000 miles on it for $1800.00. He drove that car until 1987/185,000 miles when he moved up to a Lincoln Town Car. He gave me the Olds since I maintained it through the years, and I did a mild restoration in 1984, new full paint job, that's a lot of car to paint! I had several chrome pieces redone, found the upscale hubcaps for it, and he had the vinyl top replaced.

Whenever he would borrow the car from me, he would remark how that Lincoln will never be an Oldsmobile!

When I sold the car in 1989, it had 195,000 miles on it and never burned a drop of oil and still had the power of 1970! The man looking at the car, saw the odometer at 95,369, asked me if I ever set it back or messed with it, I said no (well I didn't, LOL). Two years later I saw the car on the highway, I waved, and he waved goodbye as he punched it and my Thunderbird Turbo could not keep up with the now 21 year old Olds. I followed the older gentleman to his house, I stopped to talk and he mentioned he had drove 2 trips to Virginia and one to Florida (we are in Ct.) to visit his brothers, he loved the car and mentioned the car turned over 100,000 miles; I then told him it was 200,000.

I have to say these were incredible cars, only major engine repair was a timing chain at 150,000.

I have many memories of family vacations in that car. My Dad passed four years ago, and on his last night my sister and I were looking through photo albums and saw the Oldsmobile on vacation with us through the years. It looked like an Oldsmobile commercial as we saw ourselves grow up through the many years of vacations with the 1970 Oldsmobile 98 in the backdrop!

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