Rapper Chuck D called the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight “the ultimate homeboy car,” extolling the virtues of the big sedan in Public Enemy’s You’re Gonna Get Yours. While the evidence suggests that Chuck D and his crew were referring to later C-body version of the Oldsmobile flagship, this 1965 Luxury Sedan model going up for sale at Hemmings Auctions is a car that suckers to the side will indeed try to hate, because there’s a lot of envy-inducing style going on here.
And with a 425-cu.in. Super Rocket V-8, you will, as the song says, be “pulling away every day.” 1965 was the first year for the Super Rocket and the high-compression version (10.25:1) was the only engine offered in the Ninety-Eight that year, rated at 360 horsepower.
The example here was owned by one family since new, and is nicely preserved down to the clear plastic seat covers installed back in the day to protect the leather. Mechanically, the engine is showing signs of age, and there is some superficial rust on the underbody frame rails. But that patina potentially makes this a surprisingly affordably entry into maximum 1960s luxury considering the reserve price (and no, we’re not going to tell you what that is). According the auction listing, this car only needs a little bit of attention to be road-ready, and is also a good starting point for a mechanical restoration.
To register to bid and see a full description with extensive photos, head on over to the auction listing page. Bidding starts today at 6:00 p.m. eastern time and ends one week later on November 6th at 6:00 p.m. (any last-minute bids will automatically extend the action).