1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Flagship
This 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is finished in its factory colors of
Polaris White & Bronze Mist. It is powered by the 394 cubic inch Rocket V8.
They don't build 'em like this anymore! Lets ride! Filmed with Texas
Classic Cars of Dallas, another samspace81 classic car production.
Follow the Leader is the sales introduction film prepared for dealers to
let them know all of sales advantages to be found in a 1937 Oldsmobile. In
1937, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in introducing a four-speed semi-automatic
transmission called the "Automatic Safety Transmission", although this
accessory was actually built by Buick, which would offer it in its own cars
in 1938. This transmission featured a conventional clutch pedal, which the
driver pressed before selecting either "low" or "high" range. In "low," the
car shifted between first and second gears. In "high," the car shifted
between first, third and fourth gears.
67 Olds 442 Burnout at Lorentz Wedding
This was a video I took of my best friend and his wife after their wedding.
I purchased the car in origional condition in 1999 when I was in high
school. It then was a Cutlass Supreme with the origional Rocket 330 and 2
speed Jetaway auto trans. I drove it without any mods for about a year then
I decided to fit a Olds 455 in it. I built the engine from a Vista Cruiser
and put a turbo 400 behind it with a
full manual shift. I then completely rebuilt the rear axle and put lower
gears in it with the olds cone type posi. I call it a 442 but it was a CS.
I ran it down the strip a few times and it got mid 14's. One day testing
on the track the float in the carb failed and ran the engin dry at full
throttle halfway down the quarter mile. The resulting super lean mixture
at 6000 rpm cracked #8 piston. I did not know it was damaged at the time
since it was running well so I readjusted the carb a drove it home. On one
of my trips from WYOTECH to home I gunned it hard up a hill and the piston
let go. It was fun while it lasted.
I then removed the engine and took the car to my Chassis Fab class at
WYOTECH where I completely removed the body, boxed the frame and control
arms and installed an NHRA certified rollcage.
I was then deployed to Iraq for a year and then was married-----I never had
the time or money to finish my project. I sold it to my best friend for
$1000 and he has turned it into more than I could ever afford. There is
most likely 10 grand in the engine alone and more mods are being done
everyday. Its great to still be able to see the car I fell in love with 10
years ago being enjoyed today by a great friend.
1969 Oldsmobile 442 $31,900.00
Clean North Carolina car, true (344) 442, Recent Frame-Off Restoration,
beautiful Rallye red paint, white 442 striping, factory Parchment interior,
455 ci engine, dual Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 bbl's, aluminum intake, mild
camshaft, Hooker ceramic headers, MSD 6AL-2 ignition, power steering, power
4 wheel disc brakes, factory air conditioning, 400 turbohydramatic transmission, bucket seats with
console, Hurst His/Hers dual gate shifter, Sport steering wheel, Rally dash
with tic-toc-tach & gauges, Customaudio am-fm radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with trumpet tips, 12 bolt 3.23
limited slip rear end with W27 aluminum cover & sway bar, new 235/55R17
rear tires, 215/35R17 fronts new 17" REV wheels (comes with original Rally
wheels), Ram Air hood, rear spoiler, factory jack with spare, 88,000
original miles, Show Quality!