Colonial Cream: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible 47.5K Survivor – Sold?

by | Feb 2024 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

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April 4, 2024, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “ClassiFIND” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

Anticipating the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) would implement roll-over crash requirements for cars, most automobile manufacturers were well on their way for phasing out factory-built convertibles.  By 1975, General Motors (“GM”) was the only domestic company offering convertibles.  Unfortunately, the only convertibles offered by each GM division (save for Cadillac’s E-Body Eldorado) by then were based on the company’s full-size “B” body.

At Oldsmobile, the final full size, rear wheel drive, body on frame convertible was the 1975 Delta 88.  Not only was 1975 the final full-size convertible production year for Oldsmobile, it also marked the final year the division offered it’s 455 cubic inch Rocket V8. This Colonial Cream 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible For Sale, last spotted on Craigslist in Jacksonville, Florida in February 2024, is survivor-quality example featuring only 47.5K original miles that features Olds big block power.

The seller does not list an asking price but rather states, “She’s gotta go, no reasonable offer refused.” Researching recent sales on, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms that the recent average sales price at auction is $16,567 with a range of $6,000 to $27,500.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals potential buyers should consider making an initial offer somewhere between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $11,200 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $17,100.

The 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible stands as an enduring symbol of American automotive excellence, embodying the quintessence of luxury and power. Equipped with the formidable 455 cubic inch V8 engine, this masterpiece of engineering seamlessly marries performance with elegance, delivering a driving experience that remains unparalleled to this day.

At the heart of the Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible lies its crowning jewel: the 455 cubic inch V8 engine. Renowned for its robust power and smooth delivery, this engine epitomizes the golden era of American muscle cars. With a displacement of 7.5 liters, the 455 V8 generates an impressive 190 horsepower and a staggering 360 lb-ft of torque, catapulting the Delta 88 Royale Convertible from 0 to 60 mph in just under 9 seconds.

This engine is paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, which seamlessly channels the immense power to the rear wheels, ensuring a smooth and exhilarating ride. Whether cruising along the open highway or navigating city streets, the Delta 88 Royale Convertible exudes confidence and authority, effortlessly gliding through any terrain with grace and poise.

The exterior design of the 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible is a testament to timeless elegance and sophistication. Adorned with sleek lines, chrome accents, and a bold front grille, this convertible exudes an aura of opulence and grandeur. The elongated body, coupled with the iconic convertible roof, creates a silhouette that commands attention and admiration wherever it goes.

Step inside the cabin, and you’re greeted by a lavish interior that exudes comfort and luxury. Plush leather seats, woodgrain accents, and chrome trimmings adorn the spacious cabin, enveloping occupants in a cocoon of refinement and tranquility. With ample legroom and creature comforts such as air conditioning, power windows, and a premium sound system, the Delta 88 Royale Convertible ensures that every journey is a luxurious experience.

With its imposing size and formidable torque, the 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible offers a luxuriously comfortable ride not found on modern cars. Thanks to its robust suspension system and well-tuned chassis, this convertible effortlessly glides over road imperfections, delivering a smooth and composed ride.

Whether cruising along winding roads or navigating tight corners, the Delta 88 Royale Convertible remains poised and confident, inspiring driver confidence and control. With power-assisted steering and responsive brakes, maneuvering this classic American icon is a breeze, allowing drivers to enjoy the thrill of the open road with unparalleled ease and comfort.

The 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible stands as a timeless symbol of American automotive ingenuity and craftsmanship. Its powerful performance, luxurious amenities, and iconic design have solidified its place in automotive history, earning it a dedicated following of enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

More than just a car, the Delta 88 Royale Convertible represents an era of innovation and excellence, embodying the spirit of adventure and freedom that defined the American automotive landscape of the 1970s. Even decades after its release, this classic convertible continues to captivate hearts and minds, serving as a testament to the enduring legacy of Oldsmobile and the golden age of American muscle cars.

The mr75caprice YouTube Channel provides this modern day walk around and Point Of View (“POV”) driving experience of a similar 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible:

Based on the pictures, this Colonial Cream 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible appears to be a nicely preserved survivor quality example. With minor but noticeable blemishes on the exterior paint, we would rate this car a solid #2 “Excellent” condition exampla and would base our offers on such a standard.  While the seller used all 24 picture slots on their Craigslist ad, we would ask for pictures of the truck and undercarriage to confirm the car’s survivor quality extends into the hidden areas.

If you are serious about buying this Delta 88 convertible, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Colonial Cream Oldsmobile featured here on Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Engine 455 V8 Transmission
Th400 Automatic Mileage 47,000 TMUVIN3N67T5M283480
Exterior Color Light Yellow
Interior Color White Leather

She’s gotta go, no reasonable offer refused.

The 10-year owner of this one has his own auto shop, so this Olds has been meticulously well maintained. The car just isn’t being driven as much as it should be now, and it’s time for a new caretaker to enjoy this powerful, luxurious experience. Clean and clear title in Owner’s name. It’s all original with just the right amount of authentic patina.
Amenities include: Power steering and brakes, A/C, stereo, power windows and power top.The classic Rocket 455 cubic inch V8 rocks 7.5 liters and is mated to a Turbo Hydra-matic 400 3-speed automatic transmission. Smooth and powerful factory rated 340 horsepower moves this elegant cruiser with ease. Vented power front disc brakes and variable-ratio power steering keep you safely pointed in the right direction and the suspension offers a stable ride that evens out every road imperfection. All original in good conditions inside and out.

Show or go: What would you do with this survivor quality 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible for sale? Please comment below and let us know!


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