Get Your NASCAR Fix With 1986 Oldsmobile Winston Cup Car

Diehard fans of NASCAR racing (of a certain age, we might add) may remember how Rick Wilson’s Kodak Car finished second at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona back in 1988, losing the race by a mere 18 inches.

If that means something to you, and you’ve got some extra room in your garage, then perhaps bidding on this 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is something you’d want to consider. The car is currently being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, and with 6 days left to go, the highest current bid is just $1,888, although we expect that number to go up considerably.

According to the ad, the car was reported to have been in storage for almost 20 years before it was partially restored and acquired by the current seller. It’s worth noting though that the paint isn’t exactly in tip top condition, with some panels being chipped and others featuring hairline cracks. Inside, it has a full roll cage, a Richardson Racing seat, fire suppression system, Cole-Hersee electrical kill switch and a racing fuel cell.

This 1986 Oldsmobile is powered by a V8 that has been rebuilt using a Chevy Cup car block, 9:1 Pontiac heads and pistons, a Barnes oil pump and a Demon 650cfm carburetor. While the car is said to be in running order, it has not turned its wheels in anger for at least four years.


  • Six Thousand Times

    This was the era in which NASCAR had no connection to cars on the streets. Love the dish on those wheels, though.

  • It would be impractical to keep but I love to have this in UK. And maybe got Festival of Speed invitation from Duke of Richmond… but that just remained a dream.

    • Socarboy

      I could see this rumbling around a “Goodwood Festival of Speed” event, and there have been several other American Nascar racers to adorn their liveries there. This car was made by Morgan-McClure Mothorsports a team that operated during the 80s & 90s primarily most made famous by drivers Ernie Irvan & Sterling Marlin

      • Thanks for the info, I don’t really now much about Nascar except the famous racing dynasty and some of the golden era.

        Just for your information, The FoS event is usually inviting the same people at Nascar this past years, Richard Childress Racing, JKS Incorporated, Andrew Franzone and Richard Petty, EuroNascar and RedBull. I think because there aren’t any historic Nascar cars within UK, they had to ask outside people to bring their cars, even the RedBull Camry Nascar which has been modified so much that it’s no longer pure Nascar machine.

        And well I’m a huge Goodwood fan and being invited to show your car there is an honor really.

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  • Vassilis

    I’m not really a NASCAR fan but there’s something appealing about this old school racing car.

  • Rob Banks

    Hate NASCAR. Ugly left turning billboards. Low tech. Still uses carbs and restrictor plates = retarded.

    • Matt Johnson

      V8s are fuel injected and restrictor plates are still being utilized.

    • LWOAP

      I’m not a fan of NASCAR but I’d take that low tech over the vacuum cleaner sounding turbo V6s used in formula one.

    • Nothing wrong with low tech, do anyone here dare to say carb engined historic racer is bad to look at? and Nascar do run at road course, and all race cars has sponsorships and high tech endurance racers use restrictor place.

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