Time Capsule One Owner 1962 Olds 98 with Protect-O-Plate Rust free all original.
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Ninety-Eight
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Town Sedan
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 32,535
- Color: Sahara Mist
- Engine size: 394/330HP V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: --, Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Town Sedan
This auction is for my 1962 Oldsmobile 98 Six Window Town Sedan. The car is rust free, and has been in Arizona since January 1977 (it was bought new in Nashville, TN).The drive-trainis original, and complete. Sky Rocket 394/4V, 4S Hydra-Matic Transmission, 3.23 rear axle (non-posi). The car starts/stops, runs/drives well with no smoke. I have not driven it outside the neighborhood, so it's untested on a long trip.
The interior is all original and in very good condition. No rips, or excessive wear, however the seat foam padding has dried out from the heat. The visors, and headliner are perfect. The carpet looks amazing, and all the interior chrome is in excellent condition. The trunk looks as if it was barely used. The bias ply spare is either original, or close to it so it can't be used. The car does come with a complete bumper jack (not in pics). The two pieces of trim (not on the car) are safe in the trunk. I just need to locate the clips to reattach them.
I have the Oldsmobile Owner Protection booklet verifying all numbers match (protect-o-plate) and various paperwork going back decades. The original owner installed a trailer hitch, and transmission cooler in 1977 for its journey west. The cooler probably saved the transmission... because it still shifts perfectly. The car wears most of its original Sahara Mist paint.
The car was parked in the late 70's, and used occasionally after that. I have registration/insurance renewals dating back to the 1970's... the 2002 sticker never made it on to the license plate, so it may not have been used after that. I changed the brakes, wheel cylinders, wheel bearings, fuel lines, starter, belts, hoses, and thermostat. I also stripped, and refinished the wheels. The carburetor was rebuilt at some point before I got it, but could use an adjustment. All replacement parts are Delco with receipts.
There is still some work to be done to elevate the car to "driver" status, but some of the difficult work has been done. It needs a tune up, and the fluids changed, and the below misc items addressed. I have almost everything needed to complete the tasks except for time. I have a new hood insulation I will install (if I have time).
Some of the car's accessories work, others do not. The radio works, the horn doesn't. The headlights/taillights work, the air conditioning, and fan blower do not. The dash lights, glove box, courtesy, trunk lights all work, but the cigarette lighter, clock, and wipers do not. The power steering gearbox has a leak (no other leaks). Within a weekend the car can become a really nice cruiser again.
The bottom of the car is clean. The odometer reads 32K, and the title reflects original miles. I see no wear to indicate 132K miles. Nothing is worn on the interior, the brake pedal, steering, or suspension components... so it could be original miles. Everything seems to be original to the car.
Nice affordable family car you can easily be cruising within a weekend. There is nothing missing. Car is complete from oil pan to air cleaner... and T3's to taillights. Oldsmobile built 321,838 cars in '62. Only 12,167 were Town Sedans. When was the last time you saw one at a show, or anywhere for that matter?
Please email questions. I'll do my best to answer them. The title is clear, and in my name. $500 pay-pal deposit required within 24 hours. The car must be paid for within 7 days, and picked up within 30 days. Car is sold as is where is.
For additional pics, copy/paste this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106564787@N08/albums/72157697644275375
Thanks for looking!