Someone found a rare 1960 Olds 98 parked in a bush then put it on eBay

  • Oldsmobile’s flagship car is on sale for a steal on eBay
  • The model has been parked in the bush for five years
  • Despite its rusted and dilapidated appearance, the classic car is surprisingly salvageable

Published on Jul 04, 2024 at 4:09 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Jul 04, 2024 at 11:49 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A 1960 Olds 98 is being sold for the same price as a designer handbag.

The classic American car has been parked in the bush for five years.

But while it certainly looks like a rust bucket, upon closer inspection, it’s pretty salvageable.

And it’s a small price to pay for such a legendary car.

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The legacy of Oldsmobiles

Back when Olds were new, the 98 was the pinnacle of Oldsmobile’s offerings.

The company’s flagship car had its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, when its technology was top-of-the-line.

It boasted the Autronic Eye, which was an automatic headlight dimming system, as well as Twilight Sentinel, which used a light sensor to detect when to turn on the headlights.

The Olds 98 was also pretty glamorous, with premium upholstered interiors and a chrome detailed exterior.

But the model uncovered by this eBay seller doesn’t quite cut the same luxurious shapes as it used to.

It’s sadly not uncommon to find incredible cars like this wasting away in a field.

The rusted, abandoned car looks almost as bad as Elvis’s 1963 Cadillac that was discovered in a scrapyard or the 1964 Pontiac GTO that’s been parked for 54 years.

How to buy a Olds 98 for the price of a smartphone

This 1960 Olds 98 is listed on eBay for the low price of $1,600.

That’s about the same price as a high-end smartphone or laptop.

But such a steal comes at a price: the car needs a total restoration.

It’s been left parked outside in a bush for five years, leaving it with visible wear and tear and rust.

That said, the rust is pretty surface level and could easily be sorted out by a restoration enthusiast.

Inside, the seats have been removed, but the seller states he’ll throw in a back seat with the sale.

While you’ll need a mechanic to properly assess the engine, the seller says that it can still turn over by hand.

And the engine was running fine when it was last driven and parked, five years ago.

For anyone willing to transport this classic from the Georgia bush and invest years and an unknown amount of money in its restoration, it’s a total steal.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.