1976 Oldsmobile Omega
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1976 Oldsmobile Omega
- All Original, Survivor Example
- Purchased New at Cooper Chevrolet/Oldsmobile of Eaton Rapids, MI
- Original 260 V8 and 5 Speed Manual
- All Original Paint and Interior
- Factory Air Conditioning
- Power Steering and Power Brakes
- Original Build Sheet, Order Sheet, Bill of Sale and all Books/Manuals
- Acquired from an Oldsmobile Museum
- Time Capsule
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“An economical compact with an air of luxury” – Hemmings, November 2018
More on the Omega from Hemmings: “The last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega, translates as 'great O.' Arriving for 1973, Oldsmobile's Omega was one of General Motors' compact cars that satisfied the 'N-O-V-A' acronym of Nova, Omega, Ventura, and Apollo. Given its upscale appointments, and the fact it was an Oldsmobile, the Omega was the "great O" of the X-body quadruplets.”
Offered here is a 1976 Oldsmobile Omega in Light Blue Metallic (code 28L) over white. Showing 94,967 miles on its odometer, or just over 2,100 miles per-year on average since new. The extremely well-documented survivor was purchased from Cooper Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and was most recently acquired from an Oldsmobile museum. A completely original and high-spec car, now showing some patina from age, this is authentic-time-capsule Oldsmobile history.
The Light Blue Metallic exterior paint shows very well on some body panels, while having suffered some delamination and fading (especially on the roof on the driver's side, trunk lid, and hood) and some minor flaws on the driver's door and trunk lid. The left-front fender shows slightly wrinkled sheet metal. The car has never been repainted in order to preserve originality. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome bumpers, grille, headlight trim, and cabin-glass trim are all in very good condition with little, if any, patina. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Factory badging is complete and in good condition including: the Oldsmobile script badge and grille emblem, “Omega” and Oldsmobile-logo fender emblems, Oldsmobile-script trunk emblem, and Oldsmobile logos in the taillight lenses. The original selling-dealer's sticker is also still in place. Stock steel wheels (with aftermarket, disc-style, chrome full-wheel covers) are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires. Factory-original full-wheel covers are included in the sale.
The Omega's upscale interior has been very well-kept. Handsome door trim incorporates white vinyl, woodgrain trim, and blue lower-door carpet treatments together with a script “Omega” badge. Stylish white-vinyl-trimmed upholstery with vertically pleated fabric inserts covers the front high-back buckets and rear bench seat. Cabin carpets (protected with rubber mats in front), the package shelf, and safety belts are medium-blue in color. A blue, two-spoke, Oldsmobile-emblem steering wheel (showing some discoloration from use) frames the standard instruments on the woodgrain-trimmed blue dash. Vertical slide-lever controls operate the HVAC controls and a Pioneer® audio head unit is mounted in place of the factory radio. The floor-mounted shift lever for the rare 5-speed manual transmission includes the shift pattern on the knob. The car is equipped with power steering and power brakes.
Under the hood, the 260-cubic-inch GM V8 commands a clean, but not overly detailed engine bay. All components—including air-conditioning--are properly in place. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight and undamaged.
The car's original build and identification body tags remain as mounted at the factory. Its original Build Sheet, Order Sheet, Bill of Sale, and all books/manuals are included in the sale.
While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '76 Olds Omega in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Hemmings accurately titled their Omega model review: “Ornate Oldsmobile.” These cars helped establish GM's dominance of the mid-size category. At any GM-enthusiast gathering, the next owner of this historic Olds can expect plenty of admirers, questions about the car's provenance, and compliments on its style and originality.