1978 Oldsmobile 88 Royale Sedan for sale 101269869
1978 Oldsmobile 88 Royale Sedan
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1978 Oldsmobile 88 Royale Sedan

Sedan Car for sale in Ward, Colorado 80481


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Ward, CO 80481

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Superb condition for a 42 year old classic. I am the second owner of this vehicle, I purchased it from a WI farmer who had this vehicle stored in a heated barn when not in use for church on Sunday. This vehicle is in outstanding condition, garaged its whole life. 

When I purchased the car, the original tires matched the spare tire in the trunk. Upon researching the mfg year code of the tire, they were found to be 1978 tires. This is why i'm pretty confident that the stated mileage is accurate (did not roll over).
I have the original window sticker, the original bill of sale, owner's manuals, and 1978 service manual. I would the rate interior as exceptional for its age. The exterior paint in in good condition with the exception of a few minor dings and scratches. Everything works including a/c and the car does not leak fluids. The landau top is original and in flawless condition. 
This car starts up on first or second attempt after a few pumps of the pedal. The 350 (L34) is strong, runs beautifully and the car rides like on a cloud. 

Work completed since I've owned it:
New brake booster / master cylinderNew tires, style is period specific, original lookNew shocks all aroundRebuilt the 4 barrel quadrajet carburetor New oil pan and transmission gasketsValve cover gasketsAll fluids changed including transmission, brake, and rear axleNew alternatorNew batteryMechanical clock rebuilt by an antique clock specialistHeadlinerAC compressor and conversion to R144, blows very coldNew beltsCustom center console, cup holder unit matching original interior (carmine red)New custom welded exhaust and muffler system, period appropriateNew spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap
The not so good:Minor surface rust on passenger door panel - lower corner (about 3 o 4 ") but its not easily visible due to the location. Minor dings and scratches on the paint, but by no means does this car require a paint job because of it. Speedo has a slight wiggle at low speeds but this is typical for the age
Please feel free to reach out for any questions (919-749-0342), I'm willing to work with any serious buyer. This vehicle in this condition with only 33k+ miles is exceptionally rare. 
Title is clean, ready for quick transfer. 

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    33,600 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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