VAN WERT — The Oldsmobile 88 was a full size car sold by Oldsmobile and produced from 1949 until 1999. The 1975 Oldsmobile 88 was the final year for the Delta 88 Royale convertible. Just under 7200 convertibles were built. Oldsmobile made an effort to target the convertible buyer with their headline on the print ads reading, "Today a beautiful Olds convertible. Tomorrow, a collector's item."
Mike Meyer, of Van Wert, sent us this 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale convertible. He has owned it for 38 years. He bought the car new and took possession in October of 1974. He ordered it from Niswonger Chevrolet/Oldsmobile in Wapakoenta and waited several weeks for delivery. This beauty has more than 200,000 miles on it and it has been to several states. His best memory is taking road trips with the kids huddled 'under' the dash to keep warm as he let the wind swirl around him. Another fond memory is driving in the Woodward Dream Cruises in Detroit the last several years. Meyer says he is still in love with this car after all these years, and he's loved convertibles his entire life. He has owned several other convertibles in his life as well.
1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible