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Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby toolbox on Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:40 am

Here's one to drool over...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260284525840

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Beautiful looking car (at least in the pics).
Engine is the wrong color...it's kind of a head scratcher that you'd put this kind of effort into restoring it and then use the wrong color on the engine... The open element air cleaner is kind of distracting too. This was an expensive car even when it was new...MSRP was $4360 brand new. That's roughly $30,239.27 inflation adjusted dollars. That would have been a pretty big chunk of money in 1960...
Just out of curiosity, I wonder what his reserve is...
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Re: Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby super88dan on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:56 pm

EBay item no. 290280799124

It's '60 Dynamic convertible. I sure wish I could get my paws on something like that. A daily driver. never do anything to it except maybe a top and glass. Just bomb around. Keep the Super88 for special days.
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Re: Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby OldsD88 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:28 pm

I have not looked at the eBay listing, yet, and shall. In the interim, it should be pointed out that the Dynamic 88 was not the "top of the line" in 1960. In fact it was at the bottom of the pack for Olds full-sized cars.

Since I have not seen the pics, what color is the engine; green, gold or niether? I believe the D88 came with the 371 c.i. V8. The proper color for it was gold. The proper color for the 394 was (light) green.
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Re: Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby toolbox on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:25 pm

It's a 98, not a D88...and the engine was painted gold like a 371. Like I said, strange to do a complete (and stock) restoration and get a detail like that wrong. Oh well...not that big of a deal to pull the engine and paint it. Make a weekend out of it. Pretty car either way. And yes, the Dynamic convertible was considerably cheaper than the 98. This one would have been $4362.00 MSRP, a Dynamic was only $3284 (quite a bargain I think). My 98 hardtop cost more than the D88 convertible...crazy!
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Re: Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby OldsD88 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:34 pm

98 tell-tale signs:

The engine color would definitely be green
The rear gravel pan would be chrome/aluminum instead of painted
The tail lights would have a chrome horizontal bar running across the middle
Of course, the quarter panel embles would read Ninety Eight
Ninety Eight would also appear prominently in the dash panel above the glove box
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Re: Top of the line '60 for sale...

Postby toolbox on Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:21 pm

I always use the full chrome rear bumper as a giveaway for spotting a 98 at a distance too...
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