The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 189
1960 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe

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1960 Oldsmobile 98 Coupe

CHASSIS NO: 609L11511

• 1 of just 7,284 produced in 1960
• 394 cid V-8 engine and automatic transmission
• A straight and solid body throughout
• The Top Of The Line Oldsmobile

394 cid V-8 engine, 315 HP, automatic transmission, front independent coil spring suspension, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 126”

The 1960 Oldsmobile 98 gave America more of what it wanted - sleeker, lower, and more powerful cars. Oldsmobile’s biggest and brawniest, the 98 had the highest trim level of any Olds and have come to define GM’s “Linear Look” years. A stronger, new semi-unitized body/frame structure (aft of the cowl) help create an aesthetically pleasing design despite the obvious dimensional increases and much greater glass areas. Simpler “Balanced Design” styling with new lower-body sheet metal identified the 1960s and gave Oldsmobile a “Rocket for Every Pocket”.

This Olds 98 was built in Lansing, Michigan and the new owner ordered with some rather delightful options – power windows, deluxe interior, and AM radio that has controls for left/right balance and even bass volume. Equipment inside includes Safety V steering wheel, turn signals, electric windshield wipers, safety-spectrum speedometer, carpets with rubber inserts, padded dash, courtesy lamps, Star-lite headliner, two-speed windshield wipers, chrome roof side moldings, windshield washers, electric clock, and deep twist carpeting.

This big 98 features air scoop brakes, wheel trim rings, chrome roof moldings, power brakes and steering, and Olds’ new Jetaway Hydramatic transmission. Known as the SceniCoup, this big Olds has 4” of extra legroom in the spacious back seat, and just 7,635 were produced - largely because of the hefty $4,083 list price - one of the most expensive Oldsmobiles of the day. Recently tuned and tested, this Camelot era Olds 98 has the largest available engine offered for this year — a 394 cubic-inch Rocket V-8 with a factory rating of 315 horsepower and the Jetaway Hydramatic transmission. All the mechanicals have been refreshed with new fluids and tested with light mileage to ensure this car is fully ready to roll. With lovely Gold Mist paint and original chrome, this 98 stands ready for your family to enjoy one of the most powerful and comfortable cars of the era.

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