Friday, August 16, 2013

Oldsmobile 98 Coupe Hardtop - 1960


OLDSMOBILE COUPE HARDTOP ....


In 1897, one of the oldest American manufacturers was born under the name of " Olds Motor Vehicle Company "in Lansing, Michigan. Its founder Ransom Eli Olds began with steam engines dice 1887. In 1908, the firm enters the young group and General Motors takes its final name " Oldsmobile Division . " The "brand Oldsmobile "was one of the first to build in serial assembly lines complete cars all. After the war, when entered in the GM group, the firm will adopt its trade policy in producing a full range of vehicles for each particular purpose, sedans, coupes, sports, still good but class and average price. In its 107 year history, it produced 35.2 million cars before stopping any activity in 2004. Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot. The closure of the division Oldsmobile presaged a larger consolidation of GM brands group ....

The very amazing and unusual " Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe "60s is an amazing and impressive six-seater coupe with a hard top that can transform into a comfortable convertible brief atypical device that meets the sweet alias" Ninety-Eight ". It is the origin of the Series 90, and it was auto size and most upscale of the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. At the time, General Motors had developed a system of sharing between body panels, models of the group, but the Ninety-Eight was finally broken with this system because almost everything in it was new apart from the mechanics. It was a much more modern car with the line broke with the traditional family sedan to an elegant space cut. In fact the metamorphosis of the Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe compared to other aging models in the fact that we could not share his body components with other high-end brands like Buick and Cadillac ....

The beautiful Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe is therefore part of the fifth line produced from 1959 to 1960. Its all new body size really different from the normal to the time at Oldsmobile, proposed a rather flamboyant design but reducing the size of steamer had widely adopted the automotive industry these years in the United States. At that time American cars begin to return to more reasonable dimensions. Compared to the previous generation, the 98 loses in wheelbase and length, but still 5.52 m anyway. But these dimensions hide a reasonable luxury equipment and finishes. We feel that the brand plays in the background niche of luxury and comfort to all floors. Compared to other models, the specificity of the comfortable Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe is its equipment. The front seat is a three-seater and three-seater rear is also split (60/40). These benches can be coated with leather, velvet or leatherette on demand. On the dashboard, instrumentation is also very specific and complete ....

Although the design of the unusual Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe is not a masterpiece, it is clear that it still has a certain allure and charm. Its rear part in particular is pretty amazing, a mix of nautical and aeronautical which gives it a very special look. The obvious increase in size of the glass surface was greatly involved the visual impact even more that there is no center pillar to support the roof. The pavilion adopts a fall gently to the trunk is a real stylistic success especially as the huge rear window is also involved in this line. The front grille is more conventional to offset the rear bolder. Since it was a high-end Oldsmobile, the series had the most technologically advanced components available as the "Twilight Sentinel" (which allowed a remote to turn on the lights outside), electric windows and electric heated seats , air conditioning, power steering, assisted braking, or the highest quality interior and exterior trim. In the final Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe is a coupe Vintage Classic still enviable ....

Regarding the engine of the unusual Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe , it remains in the very classic since the firm has simply tapped into the organ bank at GM. The engines range from "small" 3.8-liter V6, the big 6.6-liter V8 through the 5.7-liter diesel. The car is powered by the GM Rocket V8 with a displacement of 6.6 liters and a four-barrel carburetor, saw its power rise from 240 to 325 horsepower, a beautiful horse well enough to give life to this show rolling. A new four-speed gearbox "Turbo Hydra-Matic" automatic transmission and torque converter replaced the old "Jetaway Roto" which began to be aging, it was also the first Oldsmobile in this generation not have a manual transmission. Given the comfort, luxury and all onboard equipment of the beautiful Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupe , weight is important so that the performance is quite far from that of a sports car, but fortunately the fun is elsewhere ....


Specifications :

    Engine: V8
    Capacity: 6.6 Litres
    Power: 325 hp
    Speed: 190 km / h

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