1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 455 cubic inches from North America
This car is the car of all cars
Water under distributer cap.
Valve cover leaks.
Power will not turn off after turning off the ignition, and the motor dies.
Suspended head liner is falling.
Seats are wearing rapidly.
Window seals and trunk seals are bad.
Odometer rolled over; went to 99999.
Even with all the problems I have had with this car, I would not trade it for the world.
The car has a powerful motor with a two barrel carb, and it is the smoothest ride I have ever had in a car, and this car is really easy to fix with a few simple tools.
This car is real fun to do high speed maneuvering on windy roads, and even more fun on windy smooth gravel roads; this car just hugs the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2008
18th Mar 2008, 08:27
Yes, it sounds like a real gem.
19th Mar 2008, 09:25
Don't you mean winding roads? Not windy roads as this indicates wind blowing.
19th Mar 2008, 16:42
I too loved these nimble gas-sippers...
20th Mar 2008, 18:03
Well well, more comments trashing a car simply because it is "big" and "old".
These really were nice cars. We owned a similar year Delta Eighty-Eight, and it was an extremely smooth-riding boat.
People who love Hondas make fun of them for some reason, but no small, modern car rides as smoothly as one of these old Oldsmobiles or Chryslers.
Nor is the gas mileage necessarily all that terrible. No, it's not 38 mpg, but they got in the high teens, which isn't any worse than many new full-size cars.
You should learn something about what you think you hate before speaking.