Delta 88

oldsmobile

#1

I just recieved a 1978 delta 88 from my uncle and he said the car had only 65,000 miles on it. I was curious to know if the odometer rolled over yet. he said it hasnt. is there any other way to tell if it has?


#2

I think mechanical odometers of that period had a built-in indicator to show if the odometer was rolled back or broke the 100k barrier. I never saw a car from this period make it to a 100k so I’m not sure.

I would be surprised if a 78 Olds could make it to 165k. My Dad’s 78 Cutlass had about 96k miles when the mechanic refused to do any more repairs as it was falling apart. It was a city car so it had a rough life. Anyway, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Ed B.


#3

If it was your uncles car he should know. I’d take his word on the mileage. If the car had 165K miles it would show a lot more wear and tear than a car with only 65K. Seats, pedals, etc would be much more worn.