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RealRides of WNY #2389 - 1976 Olds 88

October 22, 2022

RealRides of WNY #2389 - 1976 Olds 88


This 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Crown Landau pretty much sums up the automotive state of affairs during the Bicentennial Era — excess malaise. The Royal Crown Landau option package included: “Stainless-steel roof bar, padded top, hood ornament, [and] color-matched wheel discs.” As you can see below, things weren’t much more understated at the competition. Padded tops, opera windows, garish wheelcovers, heavy side trim — needless to say, a lot of this stuff didn’t age very well. Today’s RealRide though seems to have held together pretty well. We saw it at the 2021 Vintage Iron Car & Bike Show at the Scranton Fire Hall in Hamburg.


Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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