1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible

I bought the Delta 88 in March/1983 as the second owner in Seattle, Washington. It had ~90,000 miles at that time and in the next 10 years, I put another 55,000 miles on it ... but now that I have a family, that's steadily decreased to about a 1,000 miles/year ... although my kids love riding in it. On Sep 28th, 2014, hit (1)75,000 miles ... so it that rate, it will rollover in 2039. The Delta 88 Convertible is garaged and has stayed in pretty good shape and hasn't required much mechanical work (here's the maintenance log) although the gas gauge stopped working on me a few years ago and I found that out the "hard" way! There is no tripometer, so I now carefully write down the mileage when I fill it up.

As some people know, I'm a bit ... uhhhh ... "stubborn" (!) about putting up the convertible top, and in fact, am often asked if it has one or even works. The true answer is YES to both ... but again, Alek is a bit stubborn and it hasn't been up in years. It's actually not bad in the weather as long as you are moving, since due to the airflow, all the water/snow/whatever goes behind you! ;-)

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