1952 Olds 98 Sedan

1952 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight sedan for sale in San Juan Capistrano, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Ninety-Eight
SubModel: sedan
Trim: four-door sedan
Year: 1952
Mileage: 91,987
VIN: 529M21734
Color: Black
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1952

Collectors are eyeing post-war classics for their timeless beauty and reliability, nd judging by their climbing values now is an excellent time to get into the market.One of the most successful selling post-war cars of the Fifties was the performance-oriented 1952 Oldsmobile 98, hich was offered as a coupe, onvertible or sedan.

It was every bit the national newsmaker... as Oldsmobile engineers redefined what it meant to introduce a performance-oriented passenger car. The '52 Olds 98 was a model of efficiency thanks to the 303 cubic-inch "Rocket" engine, reliable V8 that produced 160 horsepower and 283 lbs. ft. of torque, pecs that are still impressive today.

From the Quadra-Jet four-barrel carburetor to shorter piston strokes and high lift valve action, he 7.5:1 high-compression Rocket engine simply couldn't be beat and it wasn't long before buyers scrambled to their dealerships as word spread of its performance edge.Yet, t was much more than engine performance that sold buyers on the Olds 98, he car was nearly unmatched in terms of drivability and factory options and accessories.

A rigid X-member frame, ydraulic steering, onger wheelbase, ual stabilization, mproved weight distribution and a noise-proof driveline all played into the marketability of the Olds 98 line. People simply couldn't get enough, nd Olds executives were eager to please.Here's a stellar example of the Olds 98 sedan.

This 1952 Olds 98 sedan (VIN 529M21734)recently saw more than $27,000 in documented restoration and service work. Mechanically, t is nearly as solid as it was the day it rolled off the assembly line. The odometer reads 91,987 miles, hich is believed to be correct.

The Rocket engine in this classic 98 saw a complete restoration in 2015. All under hood hoses, elts and lines were ultimately replaced during the restoration. Even the water pump, enerator and radiator are new. The ignition system also got considerable attention and the distributor, oil and plugs as well as the 6-volt battery are new, oo.

In keeping with a proper restoration, he entire engine wiring harness, ncluding the under dash harness was meticulously replaced. Once checked for functionality, very associated gauge and sending unit that didn't pass inspection was replaced. The careful attention to detail applied to the fuel system, ntake and carburetor, oo.

Not to overlook anything, he entire braking system was thoroughly cleaned, ubed, led and adjusted and ultimately the wheel cylinders, ubber hoses and metal lines were replaced. Even the master cylinder is new.

Obviously, complete fluid change throughout, nd a major tune up followed this extensive powertrain restoration. The list of improvements and replacements is long, owever, whirl around the city tells the whole story.The drivability of this Olds 98 is remarkable given it is now 63 years young. The ride is smooth and the steering is responsive. At idle the engine purrs like a kitten and under acceleration the response is immediate and the shifts are crisp. The 98 sedan handles as expected for such a large car and braking performance performs remarkably well. It is ready for a long road trip.

Overall, he body and paint has survived the years well. Cosmetically, here is some patina, racks and chips in the finish and the chrome bumpers are scuffed and slightly pitted.Interior condition wise, here is some minor bench seat upholstery damage, ut nothing that can't be repaired. Purists will love the factory options seen on this car, hich include the DeLuxe radio with electric clock, anity mirror, urn signals and very practical factory compass mounted above the driver. This car also features factory accessories and options like the emergency brake flasher, adet exterior visor, hrome vent shades, orrect wheel discs and fender panels.

The glass appears genuine to the period and in good to excellent condition. It's not a show car just yet, ut it is well on its way to becoming an absolute gorgeous example of the marque. Given the amount the restoration work already completed, t won't take much to drive it to the winner's circle. Currently, t is a driver's classic that is dependable and safe. Its beauty and rich history are simply icing on the cake.

As an added bonus, he factory original Features Folio, acts Book and Colors and Upholstery Guide used by the dealerships in 1952 as well as a parts list book and shop manual are included.

CONTACT: For additional information call Marc at (949) 922-1006 or BlueChip Motorcars at (949) 496-3000. Log onto www.BlueChipMotorcars.com, r visit BlueChip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano, alifornia.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please email us if you would like to see the car in person. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).

It is the buyer's responsibility to verify that all of the seller's information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, nd make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1,000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), ank check, ashier's check, ayPal or bank transfer (preferred).

The remainder is due within 5 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier's Check, r bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal WILL NOT be accepted as a form of payment for the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, ell it to the next high bidder, r sell it otherwise.

Please arrange financing prior to bidding, e can help with this. Once the final balance has been paid, itle transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, e will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for "auto shippers" . We have relationships with both domestic and International shippers should you need assistance.


This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith.

No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, e will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, ut the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made. Before delivery of the vehicle, he winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license, ign the Buyer's Guide and in CA; sign an Agreement to furnish Insurance.

Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, he seller, o the buyer or the buyers' agent or chosen Transport Company.

If you are not sure about something, lease ask us. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale. Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle.

About Factory Correct Cars offered by BlueChip Motorcars

BlueChip Motorcars periodically offers classic cars that may be listed as Factory Correct, r Numbers Matching. Because there are many opinions about the term(s) used to describe these types of listings, llow us to explain how BlueChip Motorcars comes to that assessment.

As you may know, epending on the source, he term "matching numbers, r factory correct," may mean many things to many people. Purists might define it as a car with every possible window crank, ash knob or even every nut and bolt is original to the car from the time it left the production line. Although some classic cars do exist in that rare condition, ost do not.

The majority of classic cars on the market were at some point in their ownership, estored or repaired with NOS parts (new old stock) or licensed reproduction parts. Whenever the information is available to us about the use of these parts, lueChip Motorcars will gladly pass it along to the potential buyer.

BlueChip Motorcars uses the term Factory Correct or Numbers Matching only to distinguish a vehicle where the engine casting code corresponds with the VIN and Cowl Tag code. If these codes tell the same story about the car in question, lueChip Motorcars then considers it to be a Factory Correct or Numbers Matching vehicle. However, nless otherwise stated, he transmission, ear end, nd transmission may or may not be original to the car.

BlueChip Motorcars welcomes all potential buyers to verify all the information with a qualified expert. We would be happy to email you all the numbers that are obtainable on any vehicle where the term Factory Correct or Matching Numbers is used.

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