RARE LOW MILE SURVIVOR -1973 Oldsmobile 98 Custom Cruiser - 64K ORIG MILES

Price: US $12,500.00 Item location: Lakeland, Florida, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Ninety-Eight
  • SubModel: CUSTOM CRUSIER WAGON - 64K MI
  • Type: Wagon
  • Trim: Custom Cruiser woodgrain
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 64,000
  • VIN: 3R45T3M498133
  • Color: Dark Red Metallic
  • Engine size: Factory 455 V-8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Drive type: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight CUSTOM CRUSIER WAGON - 64K MI

THE ULTIMATE OLDSMOBILE LUXURY STATION WAGON
RUST FREE - THREE OWNER - LOW MILE SURVIVOR

1973 OLDSMOBILE 98
CUSTOM CRUISER WAGON

FAMOUS 455 V-8 ENGINE

64,000 ORIGINAL MILES
Just arrived, this is a true three owner example of the top of the line, full size Oldsmobile
station wagon. The innovative clamshell tailgate wagons are highly sought after and not
many survived. Many people have never seen one of these wagons or even know they
existed. I grew up car shopping every year with my father. As a senior in high school,
my last car shopping trips with him were in 1972/73. He had a 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
station wagon, the first car I learned to drive. In 1972, I remember looking at these amazing
wagons on one of our last trips, just amazed by their size and innovative tail gate.
I sold this beauty in February 2015 to the President of the Florida Olds Club and his wife.
They drove the car to Wisconsin and picked up first place in their class. They have enjoyed
the car and just traded it for another rare Olds, hoping to take first place again.
These woodgrained wagons are part of American automotive history and are
destined to increase in value as we boomers relive our childhood.
See this text history info posted in Wikipedia

The first generation Custom Cruiser first appeared in 1971 based on the C platform-B platform. With a wheelbase of 127.0in (3,226mm) these were the first Oldsmobile station wagons ever to be built on Oldsmobile's largest chassis. The 1971-76 GM full-size bodies, at 64.3" front shoulder room and 63.4" rear shoulder room set a record for interior width that would not be matched by any car until the full-size GM rear-wheel drive models of the early to mid 1990s. The station wagon could seat up to 8 forward-facing people. The Custom Cruiser shared Oldsmobile 98's exterior styling, in particular the 98's distinctive front fascia and rear quarter panels complete with fender skirts. Approximately 80% came with exterior vinyl woodgrained applique. Interior styling took elements from both the Delta 88 and the 98.

The Custom Cruiser wagons, as did other GM full-sized wagons during these years, used a unique rear suspension with multi-leaf springs instead of the coil springs used on other full-sized Oldsmobiles, and other full-sized GM cars. The Custom Cruiser wagons also featured a new clamshell tailgate design where the rear power-operated glass slid up into the roof as the tailgate (manually or with power assist), slid into a recess under the cargo floor. The power tailgate, the first in station wagon history, ultimately supplanted the manual tailgate, which required marked effort to lift from storage. It was operated by switches on the instrument panel or a key switch on the rear quarter panel. The Clamshell system, heavy and complex, made it easier to load and unload the extremely long wagons in tight spaces.
At 5,161lb (2,341kg) shipping weight (5,186lb (2,352kg) with woodgrain), or about 5,400lb (2,400kg) curb weight, the three-seat 1974 Custom Cruiser wagons are easily the heaviest Oldsmobiles ever built.
For those of you that follow me, you know I love Oldsmobiles and this car will not disappoint.
Now it is ready for it new owner.
Sold new to Arthur Scott of Worthington, Ohio Chesrown Oldsmobile on July 23, 1973.
After about five years, he relocated his family to Oregon. Not long after
arriving, this beauty was stored, remaining in storage for many, many years.
Owner #2 from Virginia purchased the car from Art's family in 2013 and brought
it back to the east coast. We purchased the car this year and we are completing
the refresh, including a new dual stage repaint.
New dual stage repaint in the factory Dark Red Metallic. Excellent dark
woodgrain and roof luggage rack. Factory Cranberry vinyl three seat, eight passenger
interior in excellent condition. Factory door panels, dash, carpet, & headliner
all in excellent condition. What a cruiser !!
Ice cold factory air conditioning
Famous factory 455 V-8 and four barrel carb
Automatic transmission and all the luxury options
this top of the line model carries as standard equipment.
FACTS & OPTION INFORMATION
EVERYTHING WORKS INCLUDING THE CLOCK


100% laser straight, rust free body panels
Excellent brand new dual stage repaint in Dark Red Metallic
Woodgrain option and roof luggage rack
Famous, innovative clamshell tailgate working perfectly
Mint factory Red vinyl interior and carpet
Excellent dash & door panels
Third seat, eight passenger option
Great chrome and soft trim throughout
Original 455 V-8 engine - four barrel carb
Factory automatic transmission

Cold factory air conditioning
Power steering, brakes, seat, windows & locks
Perfect dash with woodgrain inserts
Original AM/FM stereo & factory clock
Factory wheel covers & newer whitewall radial tires

Garage kept since new

•DRIVEN ONLY 64,000 MILES IN 43 YEARS

Body has no accident damage ... the underside is as nice as the top !!!

Garage kept, pampered and serviced, this car could not be nicer.

This car has been refreshed, detailed and ready to drive or show.


Value in collector cars is all about the right color combination and original condition.

I deal in low mileage, original cars & trucks... This is truly a very nice example of Oldsmobile's top of the line wagon !!!
As a full time business, I buy original, low mile classics to keep, refresh, or restore and sell.

Inspections prior to auction end are not a problem and are encouraged.

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ORIGINAL MANUALS AND PAPERWORK
DUE TO THE AGE OF THIS VEHICLE, TITLE MILEAGE READS EXEMPT


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Please remember, this is a 43 year old car.
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and have tried to give as much information as possible.
It is being sold without warranty and as is...
It drives and handles like brand new !!!!
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WE ARE REFRESHING THE REAR CARGO AREA WITH REPAINT OF METAL SECTIONS,
REDYE CARPET AND SIDE PANELS. WILL LOOK LIKE NEW WHEN COMPLETED
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