1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 455 V8 from North America
They don't make them like they used to! Too Bad!
Alternator replaced at 145,000 miles.
Starter replaced at 121,000 miles.
Belts and hoses replaced at 98,000 and 202,000 miles.
Periodic tuneups and oil changes.
Race car performance and handling, timeless styling, roomy and comfortable, beautiful and rich woodgrain appliques on dash, jewel-like quality, 30 mpg... why can't they still build cars like this!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st December, 2004
22nd Dec 2004, 07:13
30 mpg with a 455?
Is all of your driving downhill?
22nd Dec 2004, 09:03
This reviewer might be the only person on the planet who would use the term "jewel-like" when referring to the quality of a 1970's GM product...
8th Feb 2005, 05:02
1971 Delta 88 2 door coupe - excellent performance transportation, style, and class - weak points body and floor didn't hold up very well after 100K mark. 350 engine mileage approx. 20 mph.
5th Apr 2006, 13:02
I have a 1971 Delta 88 convertible does anyone know how many of these were made?
12th Jul 2006, 23:11
My 1971 Olds Delta 88 2 dr coupe, 455 V8 was one of my favorite vehicles of all time. Soooo comfy to drive in on long trips and could smoke the tires just by pressing the gas pedal to the floor. Gas mileage was around 8-10 mpg, but when gas was 50 cents a gallon who cared? The body was prone to rust, but the engine and transmission were bullet proof. I've owned 4 older Oldsmobiles and I have many fond memories of that big ol' beast. If they ever perfect alternate fuels (such as hydrogen from water generators) I'd be trying to hunt another one down. For now, if you can afford the gas or you can find a good one real cheap I would strongly recommend the '71 Olds Delta 88 to anyone. You couldn't help, but smile while driving it. GREAT CAR!!
14th Sep 2008, 07:07
There were 2,883 of these cars made.