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For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile 98 - "CA Black Plate and Original Owner" - Branson, MO - Not Mine - 11/4 - Original owner will be 102 in January! - 12/13 Increased & Relisted


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For sale on Craigslist: 1952 Oldsmobile 98 4-door Sedan in Branson, MO  -  $15,000  -  Call Stan: 417 593 90 eight eight 

 

On 12/13, Seller increased price to $16,999 and relisted on Facebook:

 

Link to 12/13 relist: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/378103320667720/1952-Oldsmobile-Ninety-Eight

 

Seller's Description:

1952 Oldsmobile 98 4-door Sedan

  • condition: good
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic
  • odometer: 151,250
  • odometer rolled over
  • paint color: green
  • title status: clean

1952 OLDSMOBILE 98 4 DOOR SEDAN, THIS IS AN ORIGINAL OWNER CAR, CAR WAS PURCHASED AND KEPT IN SAN DIEGO CA FROM 1952-2017, IS NOW GARAGED IN THE BRANSON AREA. 151,250 ORIGINAL MILES, V8 ROCKET ENGINE WITH 4 SPEED HYDRA-MATIC TRANMISSION. RESTORED IN 1984, NOT PERFECT BUT FOR BEING IN THE FAMILY FOR 70 YEARS IT LOOKS GOOD. WON 1ST PLACE AT THOMPSON GMC/CADILLAC CAR SHOW 9/18/21. ORGINIAL DEALERSHIP INVOICE AND FACTORY SALE PAMPHLETS CALL

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight - "CA Black Plate Original Owner Car" - Branson, MO - Not Mine

Clever Harley Earl figured out folks were impressed by length in the late 1940's/early 1950's which helped sell GM cars.  The Cadillac 60 Special, Coupe de Ville and convertible were the first examples.    The formula was simple: beyond the standard wheelbase model, the premium model shared the same body through the passenger compartment, the extra inches of wheelbase were placed behind.   To this the quarter panels and trunk were longer: voila!  the extended-deck model for a premium price!  The 88/Super 88 shares the same central body with the 98 but the dimensions tell the story:

Olds 88: 120" wb, 204" OAL

Olds 98: 124" wb, 213 OAL

So, for the price premium over an 88, the buyer received four more inches of wheelbase and five more inches of rear overhang.  The trunk was more spacious, not quite all nine inches but larger capacity than an 88.   Extended decks worked like charm, Pontiac got it next for their 1954 Star Chiefs, and Buick for 1957-'58 with the Roadmaster 75 and Limited followed by the Electra 225.  Only Chevrolet never fielded an extended-deck series.  

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Interestingly the sales contract states "Factory Delivery" but then charges $30.00 for delivery and handling . . .  

 

Picking a car up "in Detroit" to save on the shipping charges (and getting a vacation) was something offered from the later 1930s into the early 60s. I have heard of a few people who did it but nobody that I knew personally.  

I think it can still be done on Corvettes, but I dont think anything else. 

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The '52 Olds Dealer Data Book says the following...

 

Net charge to dealers for customer deliveries at Lansing (including new car inspection and get-ready): All series........$30.00

 

The above charge includes ten (10) gallons of gasoline. The 1,000 and 2,000 mile inspection coupons will be issued by the factory in the name of the selling dealer.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight - "CA Black Plate Original Owner Car" - Branson, MO - Not Mine - 11/4 Relisted - Original owner will be 102 in January!

On 11/4, Seller relisted on Facebook for same price, $15,000  -  Phone # from original Craigslist ad. Call Stan: 417 593 90 eight eight

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1039910350104973/1952-Oldsmobile-98

 

Seller's Description:

1952 Oldsmobile 98 4-door Sedan in Reeds Spring, MO

  • 1 owner
  • Driven 150,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Green · Interior color: Green
  • Clean title
  • This vehicle has no significant damage or problems

1952 Olds 98 four door sedan, rocket V8 hydromatic, my Father ordered it in San Diego and picked it up in Michigan. It was in San Diego till 2017 and has been garage kept since being here in SW Missouri.

  • Was painted and redone in 1984.

Come see and meet the original owner, he will be 102 in January.

 

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile 98 - "CA Black Plate Original Owner Car" - Branson, MO - Not Mine - 11/4 Relisted - Original owner will be 102 in January!
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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile 98 - "CA Black Plate Original Owner Car" - Branson, MO - Not Mine - 11/4 - Original owner will be 102 in January! - 12/13 Increased & Relisted
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1952 Oldsmobile 98 - "CA Black Plate and Original Owner" - Branson, MO - Not Mine - 11/4 - Original owner will be 102 in January! - 12/13 Increased & Relisted

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