What Are Some Distinct Features of the Oldsmobile 98?


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The Oldsmobile 98 is a sedan with a front-positioned engine powering rear wheels.The Oldsmobile 98 included more advanced features such as a Hydramatic automatic transmission, an automatic headlight dimmer and a feature called Twilight Sentinel, which automatically turned the headlights on and off using a timer.

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The Oldsmobile 98 also offered the manufacturer's highest-grade exterior and interior trims.

In 1954, Oldsmobile went through a complete redesign, with the 98 series being the most luxurious. Standard equipment included bumper guards, a lined trunk, electric clock, front and rear rubber simulated carpets, and foam rubber seat cushions. The 98 also featured a deluxe steering wheel with horn ring, stainless steel wheel discs, a windshield washer and upholstery in a variety of colors.

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