The 1950 Oldsmobile 98 repeated its 1948 precedent of previewing some of next years styling cues for the 88. The 98 was restyled after only two years. It was the first totally slab sided Oldsmobile and the first sedan with wraparound rear windows. Standard equipment included bumper guards, dual horns, parking lamps, dome light, rubber floor mats, aluminum sill plates, foam rubber seat cushions, chrome interior trim, lined luggage compartment and counterbalanced trunk lid. Deluxe 98 equipment included rear seat armrest, Deluxe electric clock, Deluxe steering wheel and horn button, special door trim and stainless steel wheel trim rings. Upholstery choices spanned nylon fabric, striped broadcloth or leather. In 1950, Oldsmobile stopped naming the 98 series and so from then through 1996, with the exception of 1957 when it was called the Starfire 98, and in 1961 when it was called the Classic 98, it was simply known as the Oldsmobile 98.
This Oldsmobile 98 is quite the knock out. Its colors and appearance are stunning, as well as its mechanical prowess! This car will always get you there and back without every worrying about it misbehaving. It very highway friendly with its gearing and radial tires. Only 66,000 miles showing on the odometer and I feel that is actual mileage. It starts easily, runs and drives great, stops and steers as it should. All gauges are working (not the clock), good oil pressure, excellent charging, fuel gauge correct and no overheating issues.
The interior is very clean. Owner added a custom “console” for drinks and stuff. Seat belts have been added in the rear, but not the front. The pictures should clearly show its condition.
The body is very nice, straight as can be, with a chips here and there from years of enjoyment.
It has been well sorted by its current doting owner and it pains him to sell. The next owner of this car will enjoy immediately upon receipt. I have been driving it recently and can assist in any questions you may have.
Located in Smithfield, RI and asking $24,500.