The Auburn Auction

Lot 77
1960 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sport Sedan
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


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1960 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Sport Sedan

CHASSIS NO: 609W03527

• Radiantly styled for the Rocketing Sixties
• Well-cared-for from new
• Accompanied by the factory spare tire, jack and lug wrench


394 cid OHV V-8 engine, 315 HP at 4,600 RPM, Rochester 4GC four-barrel carburetor, Jet-Away Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent coil springs with stabilizer bar front suspension, floating live axle with outboard mounted semi-elliptic leaf springs, power-assisted hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 126.3”


As America was entering the space age in the 1960s, Oldsmobile’s “Rocket V-8” engines were leading the way. Even the sales brochures proclaimed, “Radiantly styled for the Rocketing Sixties”. Offering a full complement of the latest in design in several series, the top-shelf cars from Olds were the fabulous “’98s”. Most popular in this luxurious series was the Holiday Sport Sedan with production pegged at 27,257. Each of those cars carried, as standard equipment, power steering, power brakes, the Jet-Away Hydramatic transmission, plus electric clock, deep-twist carpeting and even windshield washers. There was no mistaking the Oldsmobile 98 for anything else in 1960, with is wide open viewing area, including the dramatic wraparound rear backlight that offered passengers a scenic panoramic view of the futuristic world that lay ahead of them.

Feast your eyes on this grand creation of 1960s American motoring excellence. Showing just over 71,600 miles on the odometer, which are believed to be from new, this outstanding example has received one re-spray in, what has been described as its original color of Garnet Mist metallic, one of 15 Magic-Mirror colors offered that season. The interior is resplendent in a matching combination of Jeweltone leathers with beautiful nylon fabric inserts and Moroceen accents. This attractive hardtop retains all its standard equipment plus Tri-tone horns, back-up lights, the Deluxe push-button radio, power windows, power front seat and the Autronic Eye automatic headlight dimming system.

Purchased new in Montreal, it was kept by its original owners for many years in a climate-controlled atmosphere. It is reported to have had just one repaint and retains off its original sheet metal. Under the hood is quite presentable, as is the luggage compartment to the rear which also has its factory spare tire, jack and lug wrench. Used sparingly over the past few years, it is ready for the show circuit and is sure to garner its new owners not only trophies and awards, but also the admiring glances from owners of lesser quality vehicles.

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