We actually kind of dig this guy’s angle. If we were in the position to be selling a brown-ish 1973 Olds Omega with a decent number of options we’d be pulling out all the stops as well. If the car had some visible rust and tired paint, we’d double down on our efforts like this seller has done. We’re struggling with the asking price which seems really high to us despite some factors that would normally bump it a little. This is a V8, factory floor shift car, and that is cool. It IS far more rare than a Nova of the similar vintage but we’re not sure that warrants the Barrett Jackson level asking price.
In 1973 Olds made about 60,000 Omegas. This sounds like a lot but when you consider that Chevrolet built 369,000 Novas, you can see that these are (as the seller claims) far more rare than the machine that inspired it. We dig the vinyl roof, we dig the hatchback style trunk lid, we dig the fact that the car has the optional 350ci Rocket V8 (the only V8 option available) and lastly we like that it is generally clean.
The seller claims to have driven this car on a multiple hour trip back to his house so we think it is reliable but we just do not see this as an $8,000 car. Do you? Maybe we have it all wrong here but it’s a $3,500 car all day long and ten times on Sunday we just think the ask is strong.
The guy’s confidence is great as well. He tells us what the grades the car and tells us that he does not believe there are many 1973 Olds Omega examples left on the highways and byways of America. All admirable thoughts but none of them really backed up by facts. Harsh? Nah. Honest? Yes.