Detroit convertibles dwindled to a precious few by 1975, and the betting was that even those would soon go the way of the dodo. That they did, though some would be reincarnated a decade or so later (albeit in a reduced scale). But buyers couldn't know that at the time, so ragtops like Oldsmobile's 1975 Delta 88 Royale actually enjoyed one last sales hurrah, as top-down enthusiasts and fools with money rushed to buy what looked like surefire "collectibles." As a result, the big Olds attracted 21,038 orders as a '75 model, versus just 3716 as a '74.
The 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale attracted almost
18,000 more orders than the 1974 model.
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The top option on the 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale was a 455 with 190 bhp.
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