Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency

The Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency debuted in 1992 and saw production until 1999 as a four-door sedan. It sports the front wheel and engine in front layout (FF layout) and carries several nicknames as a direct influence of history, such as the Oldsmobile Regency and the Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale.

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Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency Origins

The Delta Eighty-Eight Regency comes fitted with a powerful 3.8-liter V-6 DOHC engine, sporting up-market interior leather upholstery, and the rear suspension has upgraded electronic control. As the years passed, the vehicle improved in its appearance with the 1997 Delta Eighty-Eight Regency taking on a curvier and more aerodynamic appearance, with enhanced safety features.

About the Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency

The vehicle sometimes known as the Delta Eighty-Eight Regency comes from a long line of history starting back in the 1960s. By 1992, the vehicle came in two trims, namely the Eighty-Eight Regency base sedan and the Eighty-Eight Regency LS sedan. Both contain a 3.8-liter engine that produces 205 hp and gets 29/29 mpg city/highway.

The 1997 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency, often just called the 88, results from the scaling up of the previous year’s edition and marks the final sedan edition. In a short year, it became the last edition of this vehicle to be offered with a six seat option. The Delta Eighty-Eight Regency sports all the visual extravagance of the larger vehicles, including the chrome finishes and alloy wheels that the American market favors.

Over the years, the Delta Eighty-Eight Regency took on its fair share of recall issues such as the lights in the 1994/1995 edition which fail to turn on, and even when they do, fail to remain alight. The highest danger recall occurred in the 1998/1999 edition because the fuel could easily leak, thus resulting in a fire. The manufacturer had to do an overhaul to replace the faulty parts. The 1999 edition also has a gear lever that shows a different gear than the actual state of the engine’s transmission.

Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency Features

The 1999 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency uses front drive and a four-speed manual transmission that pairs with a 3.8-liter V-6 engine. It offers significant power. The vehicle comes with three possible engine options, namely the 170-hp engine with 200-225 lb-ft of torque, the 255-hp engine with 230 lb-ft of torque, and the 225-240-hp engine with 275-280 lb-ft of torque.

The exterior of the Delta Eighty-Eight Regency measures 201.6 inches in length, 74.7 inches in width, and 55.7 inches in height, with a 110.8 inch wheelbase. The interior sports 38.7 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom in the front, with 38.3 inches of headroom and 38.7 inches of legroom in the rear, making it a comfortable vehicle even for taller occupants.

The NHTSA recalled the 1999 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency because its fuel system ran in a way that allowed it to leak, resulting in a fire, and therefore the manufacturer had to do an overhaul to replace the faulty parts. In this same 1999 Delta Eighty-Eight Regency edition the indication of the gear lever would differ from that of the actual transmission of the engine.

Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency Evolution

The changes in the Delta Eighty-Eight Regency are as numerous as the names in this vehicle’s range. The 3.8-liter engine comes standard from the 1993 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Regency edition to the 1999 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency four-speed automatic model.

Though the engine remains the same, the power differs in some models. For instance, in the 1995 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency uses the 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces up to 230 lb-ft of torque, showing an increase from 225 lb-ft of torque in the previous year. The interior, as in all vehicles of this season, takes on greater aesthetic appeal with the indicator panel sporting fewer buttons but with greater functionality.

The 1996 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency again increases the engine power though it retains the same 3.8-liter V-6 engine. This year saw the most drastic exterior changes with the new edition sporting a fancier front grille, newly designed fenders in the front, and enhanced lights for better night visibility and aesthetic value.

The 1999 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency marks the last version of this loved and strongly American vehicle that shows a long line of enhancements all the way from the 1960s. It reflects as many names as years of production.

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1998 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency

Midsize, Sedan


The 1998 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency marks one of the aging designs in the Oldsmobile lineup heading towards discontinuation.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,271

MPG
19-29
Seats
5-6

1997 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency

Midsize, Sedan


The 1997 Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight Regency has a large, powerful engine and traditional Oldsmobile design.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,106

MPG
19-29
Seats
5-6

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