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 restomod Model "A" has a 351 CID Windsor V8 engine (crate) bolted to a C6 Ford automatic with a Ford nine bolt differential. The unit, you may have noted, is a somewhat unusual build-in that it is an all Ford drive chain. The plum colored pickup has four wheel disk brakes as well for great stopping power.
The Mondail T Cabrolet name is reminiscent of the Ferrari 500 Mondail race car from the early 1950's. This latest model was produced from 1980 through 1993 by Ferrari with 6,100 assembled during its 13 year run. The Cabrolet is practical, as well as quick, it also holds the honor of being the only rear mid-engine production automobile, which is a full convertible that will seat four.
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The '48 Chevrolet Fleetmaster convertible imaged below has been correctly restored to original. The vehicle is powered by a 216 cu in (3.54 L) in-line six cylinder engine bolted to a three speed manual transmission with the shift linkange mounted on the steering column.
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