Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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'84 Oldsmobiles and you
The 1984 Olds 98 Regency was one of they very last BOF cast iron push rod V8 cars, Oldsmobile made. 1985 was the last year for those that had that set up,
(except for a handful of Cutlass Supremes that went to about 1988 or so), so an original time capsule 1984 version would be pretty interesting, though no guaranteed investment.
Back in those days GM was really pushing the FWD cars, like the Cutlass Cierra, and these were on the way out.
Also GM quality control was really bad in those years, so you have a REAL good chance that sany of them would be a real lemon. I know personally.
I kind of like them, though, having had a '77 Olds 88 Royale for a long time and a '79 Coupe de Ville for a short time (lots of problem with it)
The mouse fur velour seats, the 85 mph Joan Claybrook speedometers, monolithic cat converters on them, and enormous dimensions were very representative of an era that will not be seen again.
Problem with a 150 mile one, is that every mile driven depreciates it.
Buy it and you could put it away and store it, or stick a Cyndi Lauper cassette in it and pretend you are back in 1984 again, and you just drove it off the lot of "Popp" Gunn Olds or David McDavid Olds in Texas, and enjoy it.
Up to you.
Owning a brand new time capsule example of one would be very interesting.
Time was not kind to them, most of them were neglected by 2nd and 3rd tier owners, and got junked or trashed. The diesels did not last at all. Plenty of problems after 100,000 miles, electric ones especially
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