|1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Random Car Wednesday: 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale
Today's RCW is a bit short, but the same certainly can't be said for the car itself. This is a 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible. For a vehicle with only two doors, this thing is colossal. The mammoth 124-inch wheelbase and 4595-pound curb weight give you an idea of this car's size. Power was derived from a 350 or 450 cubic inch Rocket V8. The Delta 88 Royale was meant to be the perfect luxury cruising machine. Attractive design, comfortable interior and excellent ride were the main targets for the car, and it hit every one. Now, gas mileage and practicality? Not so much. It's bigger than most garages or parking spaces. Driving one in the city is almost impossible. However, on a nice open road the Royale makes sense. Put the top down, find a good radio station, and let the road take you away. Sometimes it's just that simple.
Posted by James Craig