Yes, this is your Father’s Oldsmobile. And I just realized I’m referencing an ad campaign from over 20 years ago f0r a car brand that’s been defunct for a decade. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I do love the GM “bubbletop” roofline of this era, especially on the less common Buick, Olds, and Pontiac cars. The car is complete and drives, but I’d want a closer look at the “weak” paint and interior; it’s nice that the car is mechanically sorted, but the real money lies in paint and interior work (which the average hobbyist can’t do alone). Either way, I think $12,500 is a bit on the high side – NADA values are nice, but that assumes an interested buyer with cash in hand. I don’t see much call for off-brand non-muscle cars with bad paint and interiors. Still, for the right price, I’d have no problem driving this one.
April 1, 2013
As Seen on Craigslist – 1961 Oldsmobile Super 88