Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Like A Nova: 1973 Oldsmobile Omega

The original Oldsmobile Omega was a badge engineered version of the X-platform Chevrolet Nova and was sold in two generations 1973-1974 and 1975-1979.  The Omega was more luxurious than the Nova it was based on, but it still rode on the same basic chassis and is just as wonderful or horrible depending on who you talk to about it.  Novas in good shape demand some coin, but the equivalent Oldsmobile Omega (or Buick Apollo or Pontiac Ventura) are offered for cheap. Find this 1973 Oldsmobile Omega offered for $6,500 in Spokane, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1973 Oldsmobile Omega 
condition: excellent 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 139000 
paint color: blue 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
Selling my 1973 Oldsmobile Omega Sport Coupe, hatchback. Car has sat since 2004 in the garage of the original owner. Tons of recent work done to put it back on the road. ZERO RUST! New tires, brakes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, front shocks (KYB), rebuilt Quadra jet carb, new fuel pump and water pump, radiator, hoses, thermostat, belts, all filters, TH350 serviced, 350 rocket engine fully serviced with new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points condenser and coil. Car does have air conditioning, but it is not currently functional. Runs like a dream, great sounding exhaust with a Flowmaster-ish muffler, air shocks in rear that hold air... has a few dings and one good dent. Was painted 20+ years ago and should eventually be repainted. Preferably back to it’s original orange color. Licensed, clean title. Drive it home worry free. Serious inquiries only please. $6500 or reasonable offer. No trades.
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  1. The owner and I would probably disagree on definitions for "ZERO" or "RUST"... Also, did anyone spot the "one good dent"?

  2. I tawt I taw a puddy tat!
    yup, this looks like a good lil' cruiser. Maybe change the wheels to some 442 style or something. Also an earlier rear bumper can used to avoid that Kim K look

  3. Fun fact - Don't remember where I read this, but it has stuck with me. How they named all the models:

    This looks like a fun, driveable, project car. I love the original houndstooth interior shown in the back seat.

  4. I had a blue '73 Nova in high school with cherry bombs. Damn I miss that car.

  5. Hatchback version makes it even that much rarer!

    1. Mine was a hatchback, the original hatch was all rusted out and leaky. I would have rather had the regular coupe with a trunk at the time.


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