Olds dealers were happy to have them once OPEC cut off oil. CC-1700137. Anyway, the RWD X bodies were one of GM greatest hits, and the Nova is beloved by hot rodders. I passed it on the highway and could not mentally conjure exactly what model and year and I click on CC and here it isuncanny. Wow, the haterade came out for this one. Had to go with some costume parts. With the exceptions of Chrysler-Plymouth and Lincoln Mercury, but those were intended to be that way from the start. Perhaps because of them being so unpopular? The are basically the same, although there were some exterior and interior differences. In smaller towns, such as the one where I lived, it was not uncommon for one dealer to carry several GM brands on the same lot. Pontiac engines on the other hand were physically the same size so those were literally bolt-in exchanges. Most often GM dealers got a higher or lower line to add in. Great technician had it running after close to thirty years. Chevrolet also had mostly stand-alone dealerships in small towns and large cities, but in cities of 5,000-25,000, it was common for Chevy to be paired with Oldsmobile or Buick. If your car was originally licensed in say, January and you fail to license it for a while and you decide to license it again say in October, you have to pay for the time that lapsed since January and the plate is therefore only good for November and December for the year you re-license it and one additional year, rather than for the entire 2 years licenses are normally good for. I have seen badging on the Novas and Venturas by the rear side window that would say hatchback if it was a hatchback model. I liked the looks of these cars, especially in coupe form with the rally wheels and exterior trim. They had to change something, so what better? MTN . Ask them if they needed them as loss-leaders to get people in the door, and the answer is probably yes. RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. Some cities have tried to ticket unlicensed cars that are parked in the owners yard on some theory that they are visible from the street. You had to shop around, and maybe you would see this by accident or otherwise, in a magazine or advertisement or whatever. Pedro. Too make it interesting, an older Ram Rod 350 would be kinda a cool, 455 probably got more torque than this car could handle. The Omega, though lower in production than the Nova, is by no means "rare". GM did push one of these into the Cadillac showrooms: it was called the Seville. 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale (Brochure). Body styles mirrored that of the Nova, including a 2-door coupe, 3-door hatchback, or a 4-door sedan. We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. Lower Bushing MSRP $115.99 set Classic set View Product Details WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov Add to Wishlist Product # *53149615 1968-73 Chevy II, Nova; Molded Carpet and Underlay Kit; Loop; 2/4 Door; w/o Console; Maroon/Oxblood MSRP $229.99 set A couple of interesting Omega links: The Omega Owners Registry, based on a Pontiac Ventura site,www.pontiacventura.com; andwebspace.webring.com/people/sn/novaessess/SSomega.htm, if youd like to see afew original Omega advertisements. That makes me think they want to get this car to get as far away from them as possible. All I know is I offered the guy a price and he told me he'd take 1/3 of that offer. Az Oldsmobile szkhza (1966) - Building 70. It looks like this- The Omega is a rebranded Nova with better trim, different bumpers, etc. And with 180 net HP, this more diminutive Oldsmobile probably, at one time, moved out in style. They have something like that here in OR. It was about 11 years old at the time. The embarrassed salesman knocked a hundred off the price of the car and filled the gas tank up with Amoco White gas. This clever 'sleeper' is a lot of performance for the money. 1973 Oldsmobile Omega 350 2 door factory AC same as Chevy Nova SS Super Sport. She test drove a base 88 sedan, but it was more car than she wanted. At this point, at least Cadillac was spared having one of these shoved down their dealerships. I want one for my driveway. The X-body Omega, like its rebadged variants (the Chevrolet Citation, Pontiac Phoenix and Buick Skylark), proved fairly trouble-prone early on, necessitating a number of government-mandated recalls for braking problems, fluid leaks and suspension issues. Hopefully a new hatchback can be found and the other related rust repairs arent too severe. I cant call this version a deadly sin because the V8 cars had Oldsmobile-sourced 350s fantastic durable engines! Nearly 500 pounds more car than some smaller compacts. It was a great first car until the rear axle snapped. We had the hatchback tent too. Dave, is this the badging you were referring to on behind the rear door? Theres one for every make. Excellent condition. Well restoring back to stock doesnt sound like a prudent move. Now with the recent increase in registration fees as of Jan 1, 2018, I could see this costing over $1000.00 if the late fees are for fees for more than 5 years in late rego fees. Her dad had fixed it up over a 2 year period of ownership, but her salary no longer supported the car's appetite for ever-pricier gas, so it was reluctantly sold. Convertible Top Tack Strips Cooling System Coolant Recovery Tanks Fan Blade Guard - Top Cover Fan Blades Fan Shroud Brackets Fan Shrouds Heater Core Heater Plenum Misc. I have a soft spot for an Oldsmobubble, mostly pre-1970. The 71 B/C body and the 73 Colonnade mid sizer made changes to the body design and door latch hardware that eliminated that vault-like door slam that GM cars had been famous for all through the 1960s. I miss that. You can find all this information and Oldsmobile clubs and blogs just by searching it in Google basically. January 31, 2017 95 comments. The C-pillar/sloping trunk area of the subject car was way dated by the time this came out made it look like a 68-72 intermediate that shrunk in the wash, not a new car. You also have the sport mirrors. I didn't even get a good look at it. YoY price change N/a. Alaska's List : 1973 Oldsmobile Omega For Sale Post Number 641461 1973 Oldsmobile Omega Location Fairbanks, Alaska Price $1,500 Telephone 907-452-2434 1973 Oldsmobile Omega rare 2 door hatchback survivor Got this from the 3rd owner, the engine and transmission are all original. Vintage or Retro? L ousy I notice that you have one with chrome around the windows and below. The neighboring town, which was larger in population, had two GM dealers one had Chevrolet and Oldsmobile franchises at the same facility, while the other combined Buick, Cadillac and Pontiac franchises. A 4-speed manual was standard in this car (with its 350 V8) but this one has the optional automatic. As far as I know, his folks never found out what we had done. Watch out now ;P. GMs Australian Holden division offered a tent around the same time for their Torana hatchback. My 78 Skylark sedan as a 231 V-6 (first year even firing 231/3.8L) . Yet at the time, they were perhaps the only business compromise that could win support from every stakeholder. Naturally it shared the Nova's body and many of its mechanicals, but it had its own unique nose and tail, and, being an Oldsmobile, it had a little fancier trim than the Nova. Yet as an independent business owner, dealers had to defend the status quo and resist franchise law changes or see their own businesses victimized by the changing market. Mo . .foreign or domestic . Details. 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado XS offered for sale by 920 Automotive. The Omega is nice, but I am not a fan of the hatchback. The SportOmega pioneered urethane plastic fenders in 1981 and featured red-and-orange striping, white-over-gray paint, and a sloping front grille shared with the SX and ES. In such-sized cities it was common to have a Chevy dealership, followed by a Buick-Pontiac-GMC house, and then Oldsmobile-Cadillac. $7,950 Kind of a lumpy idle too. We told them to lean it against their garage or wherever and keep it if they ever needed it and if they ever sold the car to toss it in with the deal. Hoses Radiator Bushings and Cushions Radiator Cap Radiators Upper Radiator Hoses Water Necks Cowl and Firewall Courtesy Lamp Switch Cowl Side Panel Cowl Vent Repair Kit Given the rust in the rear Id strip this interior bare just to make sure that things were copacetic with the floor pans. My 73 Delta 88 had plenty of beans so this smaller car should move well. It's a 1973 Oldsmobile Omega 4 door with a rocket 350. Below are two picture of her. View car 1 day ago See photo 1975 oldsmobile omega 2dr coupe - opport $14,900 Richmond, Wayne County, IN 1975 55,005 Miles You want something in between? And thus ends another exciting tale of the dregs of society working for little while ensuring USA society remained mobile. I paid $1800 for the car with 76k miles in 82, took it down to Earle Scheibe in Stamford CTEarle did get around..paid $500 for the Presidential paint job and had a nice ride for $2300.00. The Maverick LDO and similar Comet Custom came out in mid-1972. That being said, the Hofmeister-kinked 75-79s were a BIG improvement and my favorite of those years. 1973 Oldsmobile Omega Classic Cars for Sale Find new and used 1973 Oldsmobile Omega Classics for sale by classic car dealers and private sellers near you Make: Oldsmobile Model: Omega Min Year: 1973 Max Year: 1973 Clear Filters Showing 1 - 1 of 1 results Featured Seller 26 11 2001 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 74,500 mi Red $ 23,900 or $394 /mo Pull that California smog engine out and build something more respectable. Driven Agreed on the looks, Id take this one over a 73 Nova for sure. IIRC anyone who wanted an upscale compact car in this time period bought a Maverick with the LDO (Luxury Decor Option) or a Valiant/Dart Custom model (with the more upscale interior/sound deadening package and chrome trim on the exterior.). 2 Door Automatic. Sorry Obbop, Im already a memeber of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge Society or KOOKS. Motor and trans have been rebuilt and have less than 1000 miles on them since, many new parts on motor, interior has been redone, all new upolstery and carpet, new vinyl top, new wheels and tires, rechromed . Year 1973 . Average price on CG $0. The idle is smooth and and the engine sounds great! 2. For 1973, Buick and Oldsmobile jumped in with their versions, the Apollo and Omega, respectively. . A pollo. Nincompoop We plan to continue working on restoring the car. Cheap fun!! [1] The third generation was marketed from 19801984 in a front-wheel-drive, as a variation of the Chevrolet Citation. 1973 Oldsmobile Omega. No Cadillac version ! Keep me in the conversation via email. It probably was in the 1974 model year Omega. These included the SX coupe (replaced by the ES in 1982), ES sedan. Those sold a ton, even though it was the same body style. $19,500 (OBO) Dealership CC-1487446 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado, all original survivor, low mileage, nice original interior, full power V8 . 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado (Brochure). American Brands: AMC, Jeep and All Others, Tractors, Lawn Mowers, Off-Road Equipment, Pontiacs pioneering badge-engineering of the Chevy Nova, webspace.webring.com/people/sn/novaessess/SSomega.htm. A few years later (1975??) It even borrowed the Nova's dashboard, but Olds added woodgrain trim to it for a more upscale look. Price range N/a. While GMs Novas are trashed? The seller mentions that he has the drivers side trim piece but thats the least of this Omegas worries. Sometimes its best to steer clear of them because they had bugs to work out which often took a year or two, and sometimes, theyre worth a gamble. Mercedes caught up in aircon and cushy ride before Cadillac caught up in compact size. This would make an awesome first car for some kid ,great father son project. We keep them far apart to prevent cooties and avoid the halitosis. The GM compacts of 75 now offered all the upscale options except leather seats and Comfortron air conditioning the new Olds Omega Salon was basically the Cutlass Salon in a smaller size with RTS, reclining bucket seats in cloth or vinyl and so on it was replaced by the Omega Brougham for 1976 which came with standard bench seat or optional buckets and less sporting than the Salon had been. Of course anything related to an Oldsmobile is collectible since they dont even make that brand anymore. I can tell you my friend and I went all over the east coast on weekend road trips, hundreds of miles each way, into Canada, Cape Cod July 4th, 20* below zero skiing, no water fall grill anymore, chain holding down hoodcould not kill it. He cannot afford the tools and parts, etc., so we are going to sell it to someone who can. I didnt take the bait. The 350 is a Olds 350 different than the Chevy 350. Garage kept, 90%. Add to Cart . The AMC Hornet hatchback had a similar setup available. It's located in San Bernadino, California. The only way to replace doors on these cars is to pop the pin out: absolutely ridiculous. Are there any fans of the Olds Omega out there? Lehighton, PA. From this angle it doesnt look half bad. Then they all sort of disappeared it seems. How in hell did they adjust the doors properly at the factory for a tight fit? The Seville shell would have been more appropriate for an Olds or a Buick, as they traditionally used a different (bigger) shell to the Chevy or Pontiac. . I vaguely remember a GM dealer in another small town that carried all of the GM car divisions but one. Oldsmobile Omega - 1973 thru 1979 Landau Vinyl Tops Factory style replacement Vinyl Landau Tops. My brother had a 74 Nova hatchback, and I know what you mean about the doorhandles, and the doors, for that matter. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. Over 4 weeks ago on Americanlisted Was my wedding Car. in. 1976 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA BROUGHAM SPECIFICATIONS PRICE BASE PRICE $3,703.60 OPTIONS (AS PROFILED) Automatic transmission (required in CA); AM/FM stereo; power steering; economy gauge; FE2 suspension; Anti-Spin rear; 3.08 axle, high-capacity radiator ENGINE TYPE Chevrolet straight-six; cast-iron block and cylinder head DISPLACEMENT 250 cubic inches Our 1973 Omega as an Amtrak Train passes by in 1974. Equipment, Poor As they now do. The Omegas gave Olds things the Cutlass line lacked, including a six, a lower price and a hatchback. I was not sad to see it go. YoY price change N/a. 1973 Oldsmobile Omega Pricing. Transmissions were the 4 speed manual or the TH125 3-speed automatic. Add to wishlist. . 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale (Brochure). I cant imagine there were many stand-alone Olds dealers in the 1970s, so imagine having three nearly identical badge-engineered X-bodies that youre trying to move, that are plenty low profit, compared to the big 88s and 98s. Fast forward to 1977, California Olds dealers were grasping at straws by trying to advertise Omega S sedans as an alternative to BMW 5 series (!) Hope its a fast sale maybe a toronado. These Landau Tops fit the 1973 thru 1979 Oldsmobile Omega. The rear-wheel-drive Omega was pretty much an also-ran throughout the 1970s. It and the Buick Apollo were introduced in 1973; the Pontiac Ventura had been introduced in 1971. Just to follow up on Carmines comment, almost ALL car dealerships were stand alone back then. The trend away from one standard car per brand meant the GM sales model had to change. The Oldsmobile Omega had a production run of 11 years and three generations. Will they ever learn? There were alot of stand-alone Oldsmobile dealerships through the 70s and 80s. Other Base Sedan 2-Door 1973 1974 buick apollo chevy nova oldsmobile omega pontiac ventura rare. This Olds is located in Sherwood, Ohio and is available, here on Facebook Marketplace for $1,500. Most of the Omegas I saw in my youth usually had a Van Ness Oldsmobile dealers frame on them. Vehicle Specs Engine Engine Size 400 ci Body Body Color Black Doors 2 Basic Year 1978 Make Oldsmobile Model Omega Miles The cars were mainly an effort to cut off the grief the division execs were getting at every Dealer Council meeting. This turns out to have been a prescient move, because OPEC turned off the oil taps in October of . Without looking at casting numbers, one cannot tell the difference between the 350, 400, & 455 Pontiac engines. Too bad GM didnt use vinyl-covered metal trim like they did on some of their earlier vehicles. The parking lights were relocated inboard below the grille instead of the headlights and there was a new rear bumper design which met the federal government's new 5-mph impact standards. This car is one of only 2713 Toronad . All AMC Hornets rode on a 108-inch wheelbase. I even miss the Grand Am a little. Well before this car debuted, Oldsmobile and Cadillac were often paired at the dealer level, except in the larger cities. Also, there was increased demand for smaller cars, even before Gas Crisis I, so these were not shoved down dealers throats as big car purists assume. Unless hes putting a breaker bar on the crank, I dont know how it turns over without trying to start it. For the Omegas of the day the 73 and 74s I remember seeing were usually coupes/couper hatchbacks and usually were dressed up with the wet-look seats, vinyl tops (usually black), the full Cutlass wheel covers and whitewalls. palestine, tx arrests,