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Weatherford, Texas
United States


 

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CorvairJim
May 7, 2011 at 12:52 am
That car DOES NOT look 26 years old!
 
 

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1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham (Delta Rocket)

Last updated May 4, 2011  

Photo of a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham (Delta Rocket)

About

This car was bought new by my grandma in 1985. It was almost a top tier luxury car when it was new, just one trim package shy of absolute Oldmobile perfection. This is the car that I grew up in, and traveled all over the place in. This is one of the few cars that our family has kept, just because it's such a nice car, even 26 years and two hail storms later. This car was given to my by my grandma for my 19th birthday. That was one of the best days of my life. Since then I have worked on the Olds and done most of the work myself. This is the car on which my grandpa started teaching me to work on cars, and be able to do most of the work that needs doing. This is the car that I learned to be a shade-tree mechanic on. This car means the world to me. This car is still 90% original.

Specs

1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brogham Sedan
116 in wheel base
218 in long
77 in wide
57 in tall
307 cid VIN Y Oldsmobile V8
SAE rated 140 HP @ 3200 RPM
255 TQ @ 2000 RPM
redlines @ 4400 RPM
Turbo 200-4R automatic w/ 0.67:1 overdrive
BOP 10 bolt axle w/ 2.73:1 gears
This car cruises down the road doing 65 MPH @ 1400 PRM
0-60 in this car is around 9.8 seconds, which aint bad for the weight, horses, and gearing.
Top speed is around 110, estimated. The speedometer only goes to 85 number wise, 90 assumed.

Factory Options

Most of them.
Has every thing but the rear defroster, passenger power seat, auto ride system, and leather.

Mods

K&N air filter, Cooper Cobra 235/70/15 tires, 3 3/8" Sunpro Super Tach III, high flow catalytic converter, pulled the smog system.