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1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham

1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in Miami Vice, TV Series, 1984-1989 IMDB Ep. 3.20

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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ben68 BE

2008-01-15 20:09

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Chevrolet Caprice?

Ddey65 US

2008-01-15 20:13

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In the main picture, yes. But the smaller one you've got here is that of a full-size Oldsmobile Delta 88 or 98.

ben68 BE

2008-01-15 20:15

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:think: These pictures are coming from the same scene...

Ddey65 US

2008-01-15 20:48

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Oh, yeah. I see that now. Then it's an Olds Delta 88.

taxiguy US

2008-01-16 01:14

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Oldsmobile taxi? very strange...

rmbb1981 SE

2009-08-23 03:26

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1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Brougham/LS (The 1985 Delta 88 Brougham and LS got the eggcrate grille earlier seen on the 1980 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. This one here is a Brougham or LS.)

-- Last edit: 2009-08-23 03:29:32

taxiguy US

2009-08-23 03:28

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It's alrady been identified, and it's not a Brougham LS, it's just a regular "Royale" model. All 1985 models had this grille. Brougham LS models had a vinyl roof and different taillight lenses.

-- Last edit: 2009-08-23 03:36:40

rmbb1981 SE

2009-08-23 03:39

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The 1984 Royale had this grille: http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=190090-84delta.jpg

taxiguy US

2009-08-23 03:43

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Yes, I know... and this is a 1985 model, as already I said.

And by the way, the one in that picture is not a Royale, it is a Royale Brougham LS.

-- Last edit: 2009-08-23 03:43:45

rmbb1981 SE

2009-08-23 04:19

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For 1985 Brougham and LS had this grille. The 1985 Royale had this grille: http://static.racingjunk.com/63/ui/0/51/0511957717170-1985-Olds-Delta-88.jpg

Brougham and LS extras such as vinyl roof were options that could be deleted.

taxiguy US

2009-08-23 07:44

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I'm sorry but you're simply wrong all the way around. Let me explain... for 1985 there were 3 trim levels:

- Royale
- Royale Brougham
- Royale Brougham LS

ALL Royale Brougham LS models had a vinyl roof, full-red taillights, LS badges on the C-pillar, and "Royal Brougham" markings on the front fenders. They were STANDARD features, without them the car would be no different than either of the other trim levels. The car listed here does NOT have any of those features, so it is NOT a Royale Brougham LS. It may be a Royale or a Royale Brougham, but it is not a Royoal Brougham LS. End of story.

I own a 1985 Oldsmbobile Full-Size Cars dealer sales brochure, along with a 1984 Delta 88 Royale Brougham LS brochure. Not to mention the fact that there was a 1985 Delta 88 Royale Brougham LS sitting in my driveway from June to July of this year that I drove every single week. I know what I'm talking about.

-- Last edit: 2009-08-23 07:47:18

taxiguy US

2009-08-24 05:15

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Why has it still not been changed to 1985?

antp BE

2009-08-24 17:28

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Because nobody saw it and I was not on the site since 22/08

taxiguy US

2009-08-24 17:32

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Ok, it's just that my other comments around that time were taken care of and this wasn't, thought it was missed is all ;)

And by the way the trim is still wrong, it should be listed as "Royale" only.

-- Last edit: 2009-08-24 17:33:54

ford_guy US

2009-08-24 22:14

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Corrected ;)

DAF555 SE

2009-08-25 00:05

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I did see this a few days ago and decided to look into it before doing any changes, but I didnīt have time at the moment.
Back then there still was an old comment from taxiguy telling us that this car was a 1984 by the grille, thatīs why the car was listed as a 1984 in the first place. This comment is now gone and later comments have been edited so rmbb1981īs comments seems strange.

Anyway if you read rmbb1981īs comment heīs arguing primarily about the grille, not being a 1984 first and then not being a basic 1985 Delta 88 Royale. From what I can find that is correct, there were according to this source and this ad different grilles on the basic models:

http://www.geocities.com/supremecpe/eightyeight/85.html
Link to "www.autoshopper.com"

About the vinyl roof, heīs claiming that it was possible to get the cars without this option. I couldnīt find anything about the LS when browsing now, but looking at some other years of the Delta 88 models itīs easy to get the impression that vinyl roof was a standard feature of the Brougham. Theyīre always pictured with one, but reading the list of equipment and options gives at hand that itīs an option. Most of the Broughams Iīve seen have had vinyl roofs so I guess itīs uncommon without, still itīs an option. And maybe it was possible even to get an LS without it if you didnīt want it. Hereīs some samples out of Olds brouchures:

1980
http://amcar.fvn.no/brochures/olds/80olds/bilder/10.jpg
1981
http://amcar.fvn.no/brochures/olds/81bo_18.html
1984
http://amcar.fvn.no/brochures/olds/84olds/bilder/16.jpg

So, judging by the grille of this taxi it would be a 1985 Delta 88 Royale Brougham.

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