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For Sale: 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 4dr Hardtop - $9,800 - Bayshore, L.I.N.Y. - Not Mine


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For Sale: 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 4dr Hardtop - $9,800 - Bayshore, L.I.N.Y

1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)
Seller's Description:

V8 455 engine full power options, 4 new Michelin tires, new radiator, new ac compressor, recent oil change, Garaged kept Body is rust free dent free vinyl top excellent, all moldings intact chrome is bright and shiny, velour interior is clean no rips or wear, AM/FM cassette, A/C needs to be charged, original spare tire never used, original owner's manual, Car runs excellent with only 78,000 miles Drives like a dream Not too many of these around $9800 nada value is over $12000 plus
Contact: call or text(631) two-3-5-6-eleven-0

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I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 4dr Hardtop.

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That was the same year and car that mom had when I was a kid, only hers was 2 doors. My memory tells me that hers was a bit lighter, more of a cream colour but the interior was the same. It rusted pretty bad after 2 years. Dad was a long time GM guy until that happened. Traded that on a Cordoba.

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5 hours ago, TAKerry said:

That was the same year and car that mom had... It rusted pretty bad after 2 years.... 

In what state was the quick rusting, Kerry?

My parents had cars around that time that rusted,

but it took 3 or 4 years to get visible rust bubbles,

and that was in the snow belt with up to 100 inches

a year.  You must have been near Buffalo and 200!

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I like this car.  Those pillowed velour seats look very

comfortable.  In Buick's Electra, one had to opt for the

very uncommon Park Avenue option to get such interior

luxury.

 

I like the front-end styling of the 1975 even more.  Here are

two pictures of 1975's from the internet:

 

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1975 Oldsmobile 98 dark green 1.jpg

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On 4/16/2022 at 5:12 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

In what state was the quick rusting, Kerry?

My parents had cars around that time that rusted,

but it took 3 or 4 years to get visible rust bubbles,

and that was in the snow belt with up to 100 inches

a year.  You must have been near Buffalo and 200!

Top of the Ches Bay in MD. I remember the bottom of the fenders rusting along with the rockers. I would assume that this was an expensive car when new. Dad was the poster child for GM. He started buying chevys, then went on to Pontiac for a number of years. This was his first Olds. He was quite upset that he spent that much for a car and it rusted so quickly. And yes, I dont remember any of our other cars having this problem. He would trade about every 4 years. He bought a Chrysler after this, then  a VW and a few Audis, before finally completing the chain and getting a Caddi.

I seem to recall that GM was having a problem with corrosion issues during this time period, but that is unsubstantiated speculation.

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I bought one of these in 1985 for a winter car. Was ok in the snow due to the weight. It was already rusty from our salt covered winter roads in Canada.

 Slid into a snow bank that was solid ice underneath and caved in the right rear quarter panel and lost the fender skirt. It got parted out the next summer for the 455 engine.

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On 4/16/2022 at 5:17 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

I like this car.  Those pillowed velour seats look very

comfortable.  In Buick's Electra, one had to opt for the

very uncommon Park Avenue option to get such interior

luxury.

 

 

 

The Regency was the top-of-the-line big Olds and was comparable to Buick's top-of-the-line Park Avenue.  It was introduced as a 1972 model with the velour pillow seating.  I think it was GM's first car to use velour and the pillow-type seating.  

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At this time, Buick's Electra came in 3 trim levels:

225, Limited, and Park Avenue.  (The Park Avenue trim

was actually an option within the Limited in 1976.)

The Park Avenue evidently rarely chosen, and that

was the only version with the sumptuous pillowed velour.

 

In the Oldsmobile line, the Ninety-Eight came in Luxury

and Regency trim.  By 1976, Regency was common, far

out-selling the Luxury version, so there may be ample

interiors like this for those who like to drive in comfort!

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