1961 Oldsmobile

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In 1961 Oldsmobile offered the three series of cars; Dynamic 88, Super 88 and the 98. The first two series came on a 123-inch-wheelbase with an overall length of 212 inches. The major difference between the two were interior trim and engine.

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The Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 had a 250-horsepower version of the 394-cubic-inch engine, while the Super 88 version was rated at 325-HPthanks to higher compression ratio and a four-barrel carburetor. Syncromesh manual transmission was offered as an option to the standard Hydra-matic on the 88’s.

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The Oldsmobile 98 was only available with the 325 HP engine and Hydra-matic automatic transmission. The 98 came with a wheelbase of 126 inches and was over all six inches longer than the 88, most of the extra length was added to the passenger compartment.

 

 

61 Oldsmobile 2All 61 Pontiac’s were 3 1/2 inches narrower and 3 to 5 1/2 inches shorter than previous years.

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