AACA Candidate: 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupe – SOLD!

by | Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

August 1, 2021 Update – We’re not surprised to see this extremely clean low mileage Oldsmobile “Classifind” deleted so quickly, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

If you’re looking for a great low-mileage survivor classic car on a budget that can serve dual-duty as both an Antique Automobile Club of America (“AACA”) Preservation Class judging candidate as well as a nicely optioned, traditional six-passenger rear-wheel-drive to use for the club’s touring events, this one-only, 39,000 original mile 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale coupe originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Malvern, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) might just fit the bill with an asking price of $11,300. Comparing that price against the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price is nearly one thousand dollars above this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $9,375 so we hope there is a bit of negotiation room considering it appears the standard Buick-sourced 231 cubic inch V6 powers this Olds rather than the more desirable 350 cubic inch Rocket V8.

Launched for the 1977 model year, the downsized “B” body-based eight-generation Delta 88 Oldsmobile line received more rounded sheet metal and revised rooflines for the 1980 model year designed to improve fuel economy.  Beyond minor trim and power train updates, the Delta 88 line remained largely unchanged by the time the car featured here came down the assembly line in 1983.

Actor Dick Van Patton was Oldsmobile’s pitchman through the early 1980s and here’s a classic example of a 1984 vintage commercial:

The excellent set of pictures clearly confirm this Delta 88 is nicely preserved and cared for example that likely was your father’s Oldsmobile. We confirm with the seller’s assessment we can’t find anything to fault with this car.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“39,000 original miles! Immaculate condition you will not find one thing wrong with this beautiful automobile and you will not find another like it with these miles and in this condition. Original owner since new garage kept never even in the rain!
No rust never in any accidents clean title thank you God bless. $11,300OBO Serious cash buyers only

Show or go: what would you do with this well-preserved Oldsmobile Delta 88?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. mike g

    Ugh, 231 V6


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