Oldsmobile Delmont 88
During the latter half of the 20th century, Oldsmobile’s bestselling line was a model they called the 88. It was a full-size sedan, coupe, convertible or wagon that featured several luxury items. It also had powerful engines, lots of equipment and was a good value for the money. However, since Oldsmobile was a brand above Chevrolet and below Cadillac in the GM hierarchy, this meant the Oldsmobiles were pricey compared to their competitors.
That is why Oldsmobile managers thought of an entry-level model that featured most of the 88’s appeal, but with fewer options and a lower price. And that is how the Delmont 88 was born. Emerging in 1967, the Delmont was the base version of the 88 lineup. It featured almost the same engines, but less chrome trim on the outside and not so many options. It was available in four body styles with the two-door hardtop being the standard offering.
The car proved to be popular and stayed in production until 1974. However, only a few people remember the Delmont nowadays. Most enthusiasts know about the long-running 88 or even the more luxurious and prestige 98 model, but not the Delmont.