Anyone have any info on this model? There is one going up for auction in our area and was wondering what it might be worth. I know it has to be rare. It has 86K miles and would be a nice driver. Has the 3.8 and on a scale of 1 -10 I'd give it a 7.
Do your research homework. Is the car rare or someone's hack job? One man's trash is not always another man's treasure.
The car actually has documentation of the covertible change. I can't remember the name of the company but they have long been out of business. They transformed mostly Cadillacs but this is one of the few Oldsmobiles that were done. It looks great and not a hack job by any means. Wish me luck I just may give this a shot. Never did an auction before but I guess there's a first time for everything.
Do you have a link to this car? Can you post some pics?As long as you are comfortable with the quality of the conversion, go for it.
I remember back in the 1980's there were a couple companies doing convertible chops. I would make sure the body isn't bent. Over 25+ years of even just sitting on it's 4 wheels. It could definantly make the frame weaken. See if anything was done to strengthen the frame. Check the door gaps. I know a lot of auctions you'd be lucky if you can look under the hood. Try to crawl under it....If it's what you like go fo it...Good Luck.Bob
Sorry that I hadn't gotten back, been a bit busy but the car went for $4300. I had the opportunity to really look at it on the lot before it entered the building and I made my mind up to not go over $3500. Oh well, my first time trying something like this and I don't feel bad that I lost it but I'm sure someone got themselves a nice collector car for the money. Thanks everybody with the advice.
Glad to hear you kept your wits about you. Many, myself included on occasion, see something they want, get a price in mind, then bid higher just to get said object. That's when you ahve to fight off buyer's remorse. I'm sure you will find another car that will give you just as much happiness.