The Harley Earl designed Oldsmobile 98 (spelled out as Ninety-Eight after 1961) was the flagship model from Oldsmobile starting in 1941. The second generation was released (with restyling all around) for the 1942 model year, but that design was used again after the war for the 1946 and 1947 model years. Find this 1947 Oldsmobile 98 here on eBay bidding for $11,300 with 1 day to go, located in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
The Oldsmobile 98 was available in three body styles, a 2 door convertible, 4 door sedan, and a 2 door club coupe, like what we have here today. The only powerplant available was a 257 cubic inch Oldsmobile inline-8 mated to a 3-speed manual or 4-speed hydramatic slushbox.
The inline-8 is long gone from this 98 and in its place is a Chevy 350 small block V8. It might be a bit cliché, but the SBC (small block chevy) is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make an old car go zoom zoom and keep it going.
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