1973 Oldsmobile Omega NO RESERVE
Price: - Item location: Acampo, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Omega
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 999,999
- Color: Orange
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Salvage Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Oldsmobile Omega1973 Oldsmobile Omega GM's cousins include Chevrolet Nova, Pontiac Ventura, Buick Apollo
Engine has been removed. Generic GM Turbo 350 automatic transmission bell housing bolts to any Chevy motor.
Omega's body is good overall with very little visible rust. One spot of rust is seen near back window chrome trim. There are various minor dents, notably the trunk lids and driver's side lower quarter panel wheel well. An older repair of the driver's side front fender shows newer paint and some body filler with cracks and chips. There is a bit of surface rust (Patina) over the body and bumpers. Bumpers will need to be straightened or resurfaced. The roomy trunk stays dry and only a bit of surface rust on it's floor. The spare and jack are missing.
Electrical systems look intact and headlights and blinkers work fine. The radio was removed and the plastic frame was cut out leaving a bit of an eye sore of loose plastic around the hole where the radio should go. A receiver style trailer hitch was installed with wiring harness for trailer hook up.
Limited slip rear end has 3.07 to 1 gear ratio. I inspected ring and pinion gears and replaced gear oil while replacing axle seals. Front and rear brakes were inspected. I purchased shoes and 2 drums. Parts will be included with purchase. Passenger side front brake job was completed with new brake drum and shoes. Front wheel bearings were cleaned, inspected and re-installed, packed with fresh grease. Tires are mounted to four matching original steel wheels with "Baby Moon" hub caps.
Interior is tan cloth. It's held up nicely considering it's age, some fading and wearing from use. The bench seat a quite comfortable and firm. The back seat has a small spot of wear on the passenger rear bottom and the whole back seat back shows sun damage and deterioration. The rear deck cover has been removed. The head liner is torn in a few places but all pieces to it are present. The tan carpet is faded but looks clean and unraveled. The cabin smells fresh, not musty. I do not smell the sent of a smoker.
I am not a professional, but merely a shade tree mechanic. Overall, I think, this car is a survivor worthy of a new life back on the streets. Four door classics are not for everyone, but can be just as much fun and built like their more expensive two door siblings at a fraction of the cost. They are outstanding at the ease of loading passengers in the back seats on the way to car shows and other family style events. Be an original. Buy confidently.