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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.

1961 Oldsmobile

1961 Oldsmobile
1961 Oldsmobile

Except for the big 394 cubic-inch engine and the rear axle the Oldsmobile was virtually a new car for 1961, the box frame was widened, new bodies were created and they made a new lighter version of the Hydra-matic transmission. Horsepower was increased from 240 to 250 on the Dynamic 88, and from 315 to 325 on the Super 88 and 98 models. The changes made for a roomier interior starting in 1961.

 

1961 Oldsmobile F-85

1961 Oldsmobile F-85
1961 Oldsmobile F-85

Oldsmobile’s version of the GM medium-priced compact, the F-85 shared it’s body in the sedan and four door station wagon with theĀ  Pontiac Tempest and Buick Special. On the other hand the Oldsmobile 215 Cubic inch Aluminum V-8 had its own Cylinder heads, pistons, carburation and intake manifold. For 61 Oldsmobile created a lighter weight version of the Hydra-matic transmission. For the time the F-85 was considered “smaller” but it still had room for six.

1967 Oldsmobile

The Oldsmobile 98 (shown) had a shortened deck for 67, but a longer hood. Supplied with a 425-in Mill as standard, The new medium priced Delmont 88 was offered as a sedan, hardtop, hardtop coupe, or a rag-top replacing the earlier Dynamic 88, and the Jetstar 88 was not offered in 67.

1967 Oldsmobile
1967 Oldsmobile