Cars

Dad, What Kind of Car is That?

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That’s a question I got from my daughter the other day when I made mention of one parked near us.  For generations, everyone knew what an Olds was, but now that we’re going on 12 years since the brand went defunct, we see fewer and fewer of them on the roads.

Here at WFSB, an Oldsmobile is actually a new addition to the employee parking lot.  Our Creative Services Director Greg Thomas just picked up this 1988 Delta 88 with about 50,000 miles on it.

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He parks it away from the crowd so as to reduce the number of dings, nicks and scratches, and I feel privileged because Greg let me drive it.

And I spotted this beauty in Wethersfield, a very rare Olds Custom Cruiser, a General Motors cousin to my Roadmaster.  GM only made 12,000 of this version of the Olds wagon over two years, and I’m not sure if this was a 1991 or 1992, but it was in mint condition.   Florida plates might indicate it has never seen winter.

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Read more about Oldsmobile here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile

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