OLDSMO­BILE 88 ROYALE BROUGHAM DIESEL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - BUYING & SELLING -

This huge sa­loon shares its bodyshell with the Chevro­let Caprice but GM’s mar­ket­ing strat­egy pitched it at more up­mar­ket buy­ers. Some of those buy­ers clearly wanted a big V8 with de­cent econ­omy, as this diesel model (thought to be the only one in the UK) sug­gests. Cadil­lac had of­fered diesels in its range since the late 1970s, so oil-burn­ing cars weren’t en­tirely new to the public and this V8-en­gined 88 com­bines size with fewer vis­its to the fill­ing sta­tion.

It’s MoT’d un­til Oc­to­ber and has a re­built gear­box, a new bat­tery and new heater plugs, so it should be on the but­ton.

£40004500 ES­TI­MATE

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