1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 98 Convertible Coupe Custom
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|Engine:||394 CID Rocket V-8 engine|
|Trim:||98 Convertible Coupe Custom|
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1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 98 Convertible Coupe Custom for sale
First-generation 394 CID Rocket V-8 engine with four-bbl carburetor (315 hp)
Jetaway Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission
Frost Blue exterior (paint code J-J) with dark blue body stripe. contrasting dark blue Haartz power cloth top and matching custom pinstripe patterns
Tri-color blue and ivory interior
Continental spare tire kit in rear
Foot-operated door poppers in fore section of rear-quarter panels
Power steering. power brakes. power windows and power seats
Power trunk and remote fuel filler door releases plus power antennas
Just in time for end-of-the-summer cruising. MotoeXotica Classic Cars proudly offers this 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Coupe Custom. This was Oldsmobile's flagship vehicle in '59 and the only car that got more attention was a 1959 finned Cadillac.
The previous owner bought it from his best friend about 30 years ago and always pampered the car and kept it garaged. Everything works on this car as it should except for the factory radio and clock.
Assembled at its Lansing. Michigan facility. this Frost Blue beauty (paint code J-J). with a contrasting dark blue body stripe and matching Haartz power cloth top. is in great shape but is not completely stock. A custom builder completed modifications to the car about eight years ago. Up front. two additional headlight housings replace the stock parking/turn signal lights. giving the nose a unique appearance. Electric door poppers under the rear quarter panels near the door cutlines replace the exterior door handles. Out back are custom taillight bezels. dual retractable power antennas and an exaggerated rear bumper. which holds the spare tire. fuel filler door and reverse lights.
The paint is in great shape. with only minor blemishes visible upon close inspection. The glass panes are in good condition. with no cracks or hazing and the top's rear window is transparent. The vehicle's lights are in good shape. including the halogen headlights. The hood and trunk are in good condition and straight. as are the doors. fenders and roof. The metal flake bumpers are in similar good shape and much of the trim pieces have been painted. The car's trunk has been customized with dark blue carpet all around. two full-size spare tires and even a small barrel to collect any water that gathers in the dual antenna wells.
The car rolls on Hankook Optimo H724 tires. 225/75R15. surround 15-inch steel wheels with custom hubcaps with starred center caps. Under the hood is a first-generation 394 CID Rocket V-8 engine with a Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor. making 315 horsepower. The engine has been overhauled with a new cam. lifters and bearing. with 2. 00 miles on the car since the rebuild. The three-speed Jetaway Hydramatic automatic transmission has also been overhauled. The car's suspension and brakes have been rebuilt. as has the entire power top system.
Inside. the newly upholstered tri-colored bench seats are part of a revamped interior that is only a year old and are in great shape. as is the carpet. seat belts and door skins. The car has the factory AM radio and original steering wheel and gearshift lever are in good condition. The car's driver's assist features include power steering. power brakes. power seat. power windows. power trunk lid and remote fuel filler door.
There is a control panel in the glovebox. The left-most toggle switch is the remote trunk release. The Continental tire holder needs to move outward about 3/8" to clear the handle. Moving to the right. the next switch is for the fuel filler door and the third switch is for the electric fuel pump. They all work independently of the ignition.
In 1959. the Oldsmobile lineup was completely redesigned. However. unlike other GM makes (such as Chevrolet and Cadillac) Oldsmobile continued to use a full perimeter frame. instead of the GM X-frame. The 98 shared its appearance with the Oldsmobile 88. Oldsmobile stayed with its top series format by offering four body styles on an exclusive 126. 3 in wheelbase. Standard equipment included oil filter. turn signals. air scoop brakes. Safety spectrum speedometer. rocker panel moldings. special emblems. parking brake light. sponge vinyl headliner. deep twist carpeting. electric clock. wheel trim moldings. power steering. power brakes and Jetaway Hydramatic Drive. Interiors were selected from leather. Moroccan or cloth in different colors. Standard tire size was 9. 00 by 14 inches. The largest first-generation Rocket V-8. 394 CID. was used from 1959 until 1964.
The Oldsmobile 98 (sometimes spelled Ninety-Eight after 1958) was Oldsmobile's full-size flagship model produced from 1940 until 1996. The name — reflecting a "Series 90" fitted with an eight-cylinder engine — first appeared in 1941 and used again after American consumer automobile production resumed post-World War II. It would remain the division's top-of-the-line model into the 1990s as the bread and butter of the full-size Oldsmobile lineup until the Oldsmobile Regency replaced the 98 in 1997. The 98 shared its General Motors C-body platform with Buick Electra and Cadillac DeVille.
As it was the top-line Oldsmobile. the series had the most technologically advanced items available. such as the Hydramatic automatic transmission. the Autronic Eye. an automatic headlight dimmer. and Twilight Sentinel (a feature that automatically turned the headlights on and off via a timer. as controlled by the driver). and the highest-grade interior and exterior trim.
Competition to this Olds in 1959 included Chrysler's Windsor Convertible Coupe. DeSoto's Fireflite Convertible. Ford's Edsel Corsair Convertible and Mercury's Monterey Convertible and of course. Cadillac's Fleetwood and Biarritz Convertibles!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 96. 36 miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt title. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITH CAR BEING SOLD WHERE IS. AS IS! The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations. All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. No vehicle is perfect to everyone. Each vehicle has its strengths. styles. tendencies and shortcomings. Therefore. despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold ”WHERE/IS. AS/IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. with all classic and exotic vehicles. the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica: History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
We offer financing through many of the best lenders in the industry. They are currently offering very attractive rates for all collector and special interest automobiles. With loan amounts from $10. 00 to $500. 00. and flexible terms of up to 12 years. you can finance the car of your dreams. Call us at 636-600-4600 for additional details.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms
The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment. ☎ Call or text "45026" to 636-323-4353 for more information
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