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1953 Oldsmobile 98

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Does anyone know if a 1953 Oldsmobile 98 had a larger interior than the Olds 88?  I know they both used the same body structure and that the 98 was a longer version. I am just trying to figure out if all the length went behind the rear axle or if there was additional length added between the axles, resulting in a larger interior (and  longer dash to rear axle length).

 

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I believe the 98 had a longer wheelbase than the 88, as well as a longer trunk section.

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the longer body and frame, i owned a 54 olds 98 sedan with a 126 inch wheelbase, two inches longer than the 1953 olds 98's 124 inch wheelbase. i did some checking with oldsmobile people, seems the 98 does have longer rear doors and rear floor pan, resulting in more rear legroom.

 

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Actually, the wheelbase difference is four inches - 120" for the 88 and 124" for the 98.  That difference is pretty much all used for more rear seat legroom.

 

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