1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency

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14,000 ORIGINAL MILES ... Unrestored showroom condition ... 5.7 liter V-8 diesel with original 350 DX block ... Limited slip differential ... Ready to show and enjoy ...






98 Regency


5.7 Liter V-8 Diesel


3-Speed Automatic




Classic Car Facts


This stunning 1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency has traveled just 14,000 miles since leaving the showroom in 1981.  If you’re looking for a show quality, unrestored, Oldsmobile that will continue to appreciate in value, this is it.

Finished in luminous White, this car’s original finish has a beautiful luster that is further accentuated by its matching full vinyl padded roof and contrasting factory hand-painted Maroon pinstripesExterior opera and cornering lamps also contribute to an air of luxury.  Optional simulated wire wheel discs and an abundance of chrome complete the look.

This 98’s Regency interior is nothing short of sumptuous.  The padded door cushions, simulated Butterfly Walnut-grain door pulls and trim, and courtesy lamps beckon you into an environment of comfort and luxury.  The Maroon velour loose-pillow-look seatbacks provide comfortable seating for six.  You will also appreciate its split front seats with a center arm rest embellished with rich embroidery.  Its commanding dashboard, also finished in simulated walnut and tastefully applied chrome, is a driver’s dream.  All areas of the interior, including door panels, seating areas, carpeting, dashboard, steering wheel, and headliner appear as new and are without wear.

Comfort and convenience items do not go unnoticed in this car and include the following:

  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • 6-way power driver’s and passenger’s seats
  • Electric rear-window defogger
  • Automatic cruise control
  • Four-season air conditioner
  • Front and rear factory floor mats
  • Body side molding & bright door edge guard moldings
  • Limited slip differential
  • Engine block heater
  • Tilt-away steering wheel
  • Trip odometer
  • Power antenna
  • Electric clock

All power options work as they should, with the exception of the rear tilt feature on the passenger’s seat.

Under the hood you will find a 5.7 Liter V-8 diesel engine mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.  This car features its original 350 DX block, which is noted for increased reliability and performance over its pre-1981 predecessor engines.  Its glow plugs ensure quick starting every time, and it is equipped with an optional engine block heater to ensure easy startups on even the coldest of days.  The car runs and drives like new and has performance that exceeds many of its contemporaries of the time, all while offering impressive fuel economy.  It has been driven comfortably and reliably 2,000 trouble-free miles over the last year to various car shows and events (5+ hours away each way), and was a pleasure to drive.

One item of note is that minor imperfections in the paint and trim do not detract from the overall appearance of this car.  Additionally, it should be noted that this car benefits from new tires, new front shocks, a new air conditioning compressor, re-coring of the radiator, and a rebuilt fuel pump.

Originally sold from McIntyre Olds-Cadillac, Inc. of Council Bluffs, Iowa, this car has always been properly stored indoors and has never seen a winter.  Included with sale are its original keys, owner’s manual and other glove box paperwork, and service records.

Whether showing or cruising is your pleasure, this ultra-low mileage 1981 Oldsmobile 98 Regency is the one for you!