1949 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible For Sale

Seller: motoringicon

  • Location:
  • Jefferson,  Wisconsin, United States US   53549
  • Telephone:
  • (734) 730-4274
  • Member Since:
  • Jul 13-12:41
  • Listing ID Number:
  • 51009
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  • 95
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  • Price
  • $33,000 Firm
  • Ad Started
  • Jan 3, 2019


If you like a great car with a great story, this is it.

This 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible was purchased by Gloria Peral of Massachusetts as a two year old, nearly new car in 1951. She obviously liked this top of the line Oldsmobile as she kept it for nearly 60 years!!!. Not only did she like this car, she used it regularly but carefully, always had the car serviced and repaired as needed, and never drove it far from the the small town in which she lived. Many years ago, she had the car carefully repainted its original metallic gray color and had the original tan top replaced with a black vinyl top. During her last decade of ownership, she embarked on a costly mechanical restoration of the vehicle including a 6,000.00 engine rebuild, new brakes, rebuilt front suspension, rebuilt electrical system including the starter, new exhaust and Coker tires. She also had all of the hydraulics rebuilt so that the top, windows and seats would operate as new. Like most conscientious car owners, she kept all receipts, documents, bills and always purchased extra new parts "just in case" she might need them at a later date. In 2011, she decided that she was no longer able to care for or drive her beloved Oldsmobile and sold it to us.

When we purchased the car, the original interior was too far gone to be usable or comfortable, so a completely new interior was installed using the original as a pattern. We enjoyed driving the car for a bit and in 2013 we sold it to its third owner, a gentleman from Pennsylvania. He bought the car as a gift for his parents because their first car was a 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible. They enjoyed the car for the next few years but decided that they could no longer care for the car and recently sold it back to us. We were glad to get it back, it's a really neat car.

The car has been recently inspected front to back, top to bottom and is still in excellent overall condition. The 303 Rocket V-8 engine runs like new and has very few miles on it since the rebuild. The Hydramatic transmission shifts like new, the suspension and steering is tight and all of the electric and hydraulic components operate as they should. The body is rust and dent free and shows no signs of any damage or repair. The door, hood and trunk margins are excellent and even and the overall body fit is better than most show cars. The trunk is all original including the mat, the dash assembly is excellent including all of the gauges and controls.

This three owner (four if you count us!) Oldsmobile is just an honest old car that hasn't been completely restored but has been appropriately refurbished as needed and has never been neglected or improperly cared for. The look and presentation are great. This car runs and drives like new and its ownership provenance is impeccable. A rare and desirable body style that is ready to use and enjoy. Very realistically priced in today's market at 33,000.00. Located near Jefferson, WI. Please call 734-730-4274 or email:
to schedule a viewing and test drive or for more photos and information. Thank you.

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