Delta 88 Front

(Update: For those of you coming here from a search engine, I posted a 90 or 91 Eighty Eight also.  Check it out.) This will probably come as a surprise, but this is a car I would actually own. As a cheap beater of course, but nice ex-Grandma ones can be had for under $2,000. The one you see here is somewhere between 1986 and 1989. These are a great “cheap” car, most haven’t been abused, they are mechanically solid, and parts are cheap and plentiful.

Delta 88 Side

I have always liked the squared off styling of this platform. This generation of the GM “H” body was built from 1986-1991. It came in 2 Olds versions (“Delta 88” & “Ninety Eight”), 2 Buick versions (LeSabre & Park Avenue), and the Pontiac Bonneville. All of them look good to me. These were front wheel drive and came with the rock-solid 3800 V6 engine.

Delta 88 Rear

They are about the perfect size for hauling a family around. You can fit 6 inside as long as a few of them are children. The outside is not any bigger than a current Camry. Driven gently, these cars would get extremely good gas mileage for their size, 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.