1979 OLDSMOBILE Delta 88, V-8

1979 OLDSMOBILE Delta 88, V-8

DELTA 88 — SERIES 3B — V-6/V-8 — Overall Delta 88 appearance was similar to 1978, and the front end had the same basic design. But this year's grille contained thin horizontal strips along with three vertical divider bars on each side, to form four sections. Wraparound side markers carried a new design. Base and Royale models were offered again, in two-door coupe and four-door sedan. Base engine was a 231 cubic inch (3.8-liter) V-6 with automatic; optional was the 350 cubic inch diesel V-8. A total of 48,879 diesels were produced. Reviving an old name, a sporty Holiday 88 coupe was offered this year on the base model. It included a T-handle floor shifter, Rallye suspension, sports console, sport steering wheel, front bucket seats, dual sport mirrors, custom wheel covers and special Holiday 88 emblem on the sail panel.

 

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