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82 Ninety Eight Regency Brougham Diesel

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Ninety-Eight
Trim: Regency Brougham
Year: 1982
Mileage: 80000
VIN: 1G3AW69NXCM177625
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Livingston, New Jersey, United States

1982 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Brougham Additional Info:

Look at this rare survivor. 1982 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Brougham with the factory 5.7 350 Diesel V8. This is an all original low mile unrestored car. Triple Light Jadestone Green Metallic. This color combo was only offered for 82 and I have never seen another one. Original paint and painted factory white pinstripes. No rust on the body, original top and original interior. The body is in excellent condition, the underbody, frame and floors are solid. The trunk is solid. The super plush velour seats and carpets still look and feel like new. The headliner came down, very common on this era GM car, otherwise, the interior is just beautiful. This 98 still has it's original factory diesel engine. The Oldsmobile Diesels, built from 1978 to 1985 had quite a reputation for a long list of issues. The original D block on the 78 to 80 models had the most trouble, although I still have an 80 Cutlass Diesel with the D block and it's been the most reliable car I have owned so go figure. I have always been a fan of the diesel Oldsmobiles, Buicks Cadillacs and Pontiacs and know the cars all too well. They all borrowed the same powerplant from Oldsmobile. New for 81 was an improved DX block with a number of internal upgrades, thicker head bolts, better injector pumps, faster starting glow plugs, ect. However, by that point, their reputation was pretty much down the drain. The big problem was that most people did not know how to care for a diesel. They were very different from a gas powered car at the time and they could have a somewhat nasty attitude if not maintained. A healthy well tuned diesel Oldsmobile will pull well over 30mpg on the highway. I still drive my diesel Cutlass on a regular basis and it pulls 35mpg.

We have had this Ninety Eight for about 10 years now. I was driving it often until a few years ago. The car has been sitting in my 90 year old uncle's garage for the past few years. There were no issues with the car when I parked it but keep this in mind, diesel Oldsmobiles do not like to sit for long periods of time so it's going to need some attention. I put two good batteries in a few weeks ago and she started up. I pulled the car out of the garage to clean off the dust and pulled it back in. That was the extent of it. I would not recommend trying to drive the car home unless it's looked over by a GM diesel expert because as I said, it's been sitting in the garage for a few years now. I have a video which I took on my phone of the car running beautifully in my driveway in the summer of 2017 which I will send to anyone interested in hearing the car run.

I think I covered just about everything possible. My feedback has always been 100% Positive since I signed up with Ebay almost 20 years ago which says alot. I tell it like it is. If anyone would like to see more photos of any area of the car, just let me know. I also have extra wire wheel covers in the trunk along with two good sets of those rubber bumper fillers. All four tires are only a few years old with very little miles on them. One piece of trim around the rear window came off years ago and I can't find it. It's around here somewhere. If I locate it, I will mail it to the winning bidder. If you have any questions or, if you would like to come see the car for yourself before you bid, just ask. This is a well preserved survivor from the diesel GM era. Not many original diesel GM cars still exist today. Most had their engines replaced with gasoline engines during the first few years of ownership as GM usually covered the cost for a conversion.

NOTE.... It takes time and cost money to hold an Ebay auction so serious ready to buy bidders please. If you bid and win, you now own the car. The reserve is very low, actually too low in my opinion. However, the car can not just sit in the garage forever so the time has come to find a proud new owner. It's been a great car that we enjoyed taking to car shows and Sunday drives and will be again with some tender loving care. Thank you!