The intermediate sized Oldsmobile Delta 88 has a four body style line-up in 1975 including the only convertible in the Olds family called the "The Royale". For power the “88” choices include the Rocket 350 or the Rocket 455 at the top of the list and would be bolted to the THM400 automatic 3-speed transmission. There was however, a seldom ordered optional engine on the table not produced by the Oldsmobile Division; a Pontiac sourced 400 CID V8. The big block, when mounted with a two barrel, it has a 170 hp (130 kW) rating. This year stringent EPA mandates dictate the use of a catalytic converter which not only need unleaded gas to work properly, but new pollution control legislation further results in lower HP, detuned engines with lower compression, and also effectively means an end to dual exhaust systems. This is the last year the Royal convertible is produced and there were 7,200 of them leave the assembly line.
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This from John C who lived in Bloomington MN at the time of his story. Thanks for the story John.
When I turned 16 I bought a 71 Plymouth Satellite Sebring. Paid $700 for it with paper route money and a small loan from my dad. Mild 318 with a Carter carb with a sticky automatic choke. Other than driving with the air cleaner cover upside down, I did nothing to boost the performance. I did, however, buy aluminum slots for the front and chrome rims with baby moons in the back, sporting off-brand 60s with raised white letters, of course. I learned the wonderful world of Bondo. I had it painted Rallye Red at Maaco and did the interior myself in leopard skim cloth I bought at the fabric store. Leopard skin on the dash, the back deck, the sun visors and on the seats, secured by Dritz twist pins. I jacked it up using leaf spring extender lift kits. Leaving Bridgemans Drive-in one night, I was pulled over by a Richfield cop, who broke out the measuring tape and found I was jacked up too high. Getting that fix it ticket was a point of pride which I showed off to my friends. Then I lowered the car a notch to satisfy the gendarmes. My friend Curt had a 68 Mustang GT 390, Doug had a 73 Fury, Steve had a 54 Chrysler New Yorker, Terry has access to his parents' Gremlin, and Hornhead had a project V8 Vega constantly under construction in the garage. Jeff had a 74 Dart with Keystone Klassics, a fresh paint job, a kick ass stereo, and headers which were a bitch to put in.
The original Ford Model T bucket roadster was built from 1915 through to 1927, although most of the Hot Rod bucket T's seen today are based on the 1924 version. The original steel bodies have all but disappeared, at least original examples, but fibreglass body shells have filled the gap and have been produced since the mid-1950's.
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