1965 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible - Fun to Own BUT Hard to Find

  • Location: Columbus, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Ninety-Eight
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 44800
  • Color: Midnight Blue
  • Engine size: 425
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power brakes, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Power Top, AM/FM/CD Stereo, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1965 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Description

40 years ago my family owned a 1965 Olds 98 convertible when I was a newly licensed 17 year old. Since I absolutely loved driving that car, especially on dates, I swore that one day I would buy my own. After a long search, I found and bought this baby and have thoroughly enjoyed owning and driving it. However, the time has come to sell this hard-to-find car in order to fund another old car resto-mod.
The following have been completed within the past two years:Professionally rebuilt transmissionProfessionally rebuilt the steering linkage
Professionally rebuilt all brakes including new booster and master cylinderReplaced the driver's side front power seat actuator and the multi-switchInstalled a rebuilt carburetorRefinished the spare tire jackAll new tires, including the spareNew spare tire hold-down hardware and coverReplaced the rear passenger side power window motorCharged-up the AC freonReplaced the inside chrome door handles and the vent window crank handlesReplaced or upgraded all interior lamps and dash lightsReplaced one of the door-jamb courtesy light switchesNew radiator, hoses, coolant and water pump and thermostatNew heater coreNew alternatorNew convertible top motor and fluid
New reverse light lensesNew outside rear view mirrorsNew inside rear view mirror (only the mirror itself)

The following may need attention:The paint is fair to good but gives you the peace-of-mind of being able to park anywhere without worrying about door dingsThe exhaust manifold heat riser needs to be fixedThe clock does not workThe horn does not workSome interior chrome is pittedThere is a slow leak in the air conditionerThe driver's side seat is splitThe driver's side seat steel rod that allows the seat to tilt forward needs to be fixed to stay in place
The carpet is decent but shows normal wear