1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 HC 7.1 liter - High Compresion from North America


Family car with an attitude problem


Battery had to be replaced due to heavy corrosion.

All spark plugs and wires were replaced due to the engine missing heavily.

4 new tires as the old bias ply tires' side walls cracked.

Has serious trouble starting in cold.

Exhaust system rusted off, requiring a new system front to back.

General Comments:

This car is all that is American steel.

It handles like its on ice.

Everyone thought I was crazy when I bought my "beast", but I quickly showed them wrong. As even the best cars my friends had could not keep up with the "beast".

The interior and exterior are in amazing shape. Especially considering the car is over 35 years old.

The amount of features put in cars of that time is crazy even by today's standards.

Rack and pinion steering is weird at first, but so smooth as you learn it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2003

17th Apr 2003, 00:30

Very nice.

My family used to have an old 67 delta. That thing is a tank.

You should come try to take on my car.:D Good luck.

I agree those old boats can't turn on a tonie let alone a dime.

21st Jun 2004, 17:24

Rack and pinion steering would be really weird on this car, since it didn't come with it...

8th Sep 2004, 23:22

The car is a boat, but is an awesome cruising car. I have had it for 25 years and don't plan on getting rid of it none to soon. right now I'm in the middle of restoring it to the original condition that it came in.

4th Feb 2005, 11:39

I own a 1967 delta 88, and boy do I love that car. Yes it is a real big boat on the road. I am shocked at all the conveniences it has. Power windows, power seats, and more. The car is easy to work on because it is so big and has lost of space. But the down side is the parts are a real pain to find. It drives real smooth, like it's just floating across air on the road. And when needed, it has power that amazes all. A grade A++ car.