Here's a 1966 Oldsmobile F85 Deluxe with a big V8 upgrade, striking style, and a well-done A/C interior. It makes for a full package that lets this hardtop be equal parts powerful and stylish...which is the heart of a true Oldsmobile.
Olds kept pouting substance into the F85 line, and so by 1966 it was an intermediate-sized car with significant style. The wraparound chrome bumpers cleanly integrate into the extra-wide front and rear panels; the sporty silhouette of the hardtop design; the flying buttress rear pillars; and sheet metal that has a sporty kick-up integrated into the rear fender. This is '60s styling at its best, and you see it perfectly in a coupe treated correctly where the panel line up well and the doors still shut with authority. But there's much more going on there than an iconic classic design. The red paint takes part of the factory-correct color and then upgrades it with a metallic respray. So this one wants to get noticed for a bolder style. And that added luster seems to draw added attention to the huge power bulge. Plus, 17-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels give this an upgraded performance stance.
The black interior looks great against the red exterior. It also looks particularly nice because you can see there was a solid investment there. Newer carpeting, a smooth dash, and custom seat upholstery with white stitching that matches the headliner give this a thoughtful look.
There are upgraded features like an AM/FM stereo with iPod input and R134a air conditioning (may need a recharge to be ideally cold.) There are even good classic details, including the wood-like trim and vintage steering wheel. While this is all quite comfortable, the B&M floor shifter, auxiliary gauge trio, and large tach on the steering column are all upgrades that signal there's something fun under the hood.
Nothing beats the look of a golden Olds block radiating within a tidy black engine bay. The big 455 cubic-inch V8 is already larger than what was being offered in '66, and this one has been upgraded further with a Holley four-barrel carburetor and upgraded intake. And you have the right supporting components, too, like an MSD ignition and an aluminum radiator. It all has the look of a more recent solid investment, and the way this V8 fires up and runs reaffirms the feeling of good care. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is a stout unit, and this one is said to also have a 2000 stall. It feeds a strong 12-bolt 3.07 rear end with Positraction. Power steering, power brakes, front discs, a rear sway bar, and modern sport tires are all part of a total package built for performance and control.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and original Protec-o-Plate warranty card. It's time to grab this slick and speedy Olds before someone else beats you to it. Call today!!!