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Projects Possibly getting a 1963 Olds 98

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by A Car Lady, Jul 5, 2022.

  1. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
    Posts: 9

    A Car Lady

    I am possibly getting a 1963 Olds 98.A 2 door and always wanted a 1961 to 1964 Olds 98.A customer of my Boss's,his mom passed and she was the 2nd owner with 33,000 actual miles on it.He did show me pictures of it and no rust on it which were on his phone.Told him I interested in it and he is going to talk to his brother,knows to get with him on this instead of selling it behind his back.It does run,went through the fuel system.
     
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  2. gsjohnny
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    bumpers are $$$. don't crash it. parts are hard to get.
    but the 394 is a great engine.
     
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  3. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
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    A Car Lady

    I know and have parts for 1961 to 1964 Olds 98s.I will not sell them too
     
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  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    That's cool, I had a '64 98 for a while. As mentioned, rear bumpers are really hard to find in good shape, the 394 is a great engine but the slim-jim is not a favorite. Still, if it looks good in person and the price is right, they're neat cars.
     
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  5. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
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    A Car Lady

    Going to call me when he gets with his brother on selling it.Never seen a winter all it's life.Remembers her parking it during the winter and being told not to drive it in the winter.
     
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  6. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Sounds like a great car to me, hope you get it, and welcome to the hamb. Lots of knowledge here to help you have a nice reliable ride.
     
  7. I had a '64 88 and a '62 Starfire convertible. The 88 was my 1st car and the 1st engine I had apart for a valve job. When they are running right, they are hard to beat for ease of driving and comfort.
     
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  8. Remember.... on a '63 Olds 98.... left is PORT...right is STARBOARD! As far as marker lights: "Red, right returning."
     
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  9. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    62rebel
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    PITCHAS PLEASE
     
  10. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Great looking cars, post up if you get it bought.
    Spend time going over all systems, always something if it been sitting for long.
     
  11. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
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    A Car Lady

    Has been kept up,brakes are up to snuff too.Gear lube was changed and a new set of tires on it as well.Know I have to do an oil change as well.Went over to see it,in good shape.Him and his brother are getting together on selling it next week.His brother is out of town right now
     
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  12. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
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    gene-koning
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    The 1st car I drove was my dad's 64 Dynamic 88 with the 394. This 16 year old kid had a blast with that car all those years ago. For some reason, I had to buy a replacement transmission...

    Twenty years ago I replaced a rear bumper on an old lady's 64 Olds. 98. I had to get the bumper out of a salvage yard in AZ. I think, even back then, it cost over $400. It was a really nice bumper though.
     
  13. Welcome to the HAMB and post pictures when you can.
    And tell us where you are located,easy to find help near by.
     
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  14. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
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    SS327

    Fun cars would lay rubber a country mile!
     
  15. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    corncobcoupe
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    "Possibly" I would also presume is how much $ they are going to ask for it.
    Do your research on approx market value.
    2 Door is a big plus.

    Try this for reference.

    https://www.collectorcarmarket.com/valuereport/1963-oldsmobile-models.html.

    https://www.collectorcarmarket.com/valuereport/prices/condguide-prices.html

    With no reference pic - see what they asking and maybe use a #3-4 condition as a starting point.
    Negotiation is always part of it - just educate yourself on approx $ value.
    They may start at #2 condition - you start at #4 and - you get what I mean with out insulting anyone.
    Find a agreeable price you both will be happy with.

    Heck - they may want to sell it to you at a very under market value price being a lady like their Mom.
    Ownership history and low mileage is a plus.

    Good Luck and yea pics to look at is a good discussion point.
     
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  16. My '64 drove well.. I thought. Then at work, I drove a customer's '61 88... it was like driving on a cloud. Super quiet compared to mine at the time.
     
  17. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
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    A Car Lady

    I have done my research and knew 2 doors go for more money.This one is the best one I found.Last two I looked at had rust issues and needed brake work
     
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  18. corncobcoupe
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    Good luck - hope it's solid, what you want and can make a deal.
     
  19. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Make sure before you buy it that they have all the title and paperwork IN HAND. None of this "we will find it later business."
     
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  20. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
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    Tow Truck Tom
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    from Clayton DE

    Jackpot... I used to drool over those big Olds in the day. Nice Memories.
    Not driven in winter. Congrats.
     
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  21. Brake work is no biggie. And those cars stopped well with drum brakes all around. I would take a 4-door right now. My '64 was a 4-door and had a perfect interior.
     
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  22. A Car Lady
    Joined: Jul 4, 2022
    Posts: 9

    A Car Lady

    Called me this afternoon,went over and said it was mine.Him and his brother decided to sell it.Took my offer and being sent to the place I send them to having the pedal extensions installed.
     

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