Results for: Lansing Michigan

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Olds 88

This 1955 Oldsmobile 88sedan was seen on the side of the road on our way to Olcottone day early last fall. It was wearing a For Salesign in the windshield, as well as a pair of some of the strangest shaped factory fender skirts (IMO) to come out of Detroit… or in this case, Lansing, Michigan. I imagine Olds did it to mimic the shape of the front wheel opening but, why? The 88 models were re

RealRides of WNY - 1974 88 Royale

Day 4 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…This 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royaleconvertible marked the penultimate year for the full-size Olds droptop. The 88 Royale was a notch above the Delta 88 in the Olds lineup, and was also available as a two- or four-door hardtop as well as a four-door pillared sedan. Olds sold only 3,716 of the convertible for MY 1974, but built over 21,000 the f

RealRides of WNY - 1980 Cutlass Supreme

Day 3 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…This 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Suprememight look familiar to you if you were around back in the day. Olds sold so many of these it’s hard to believe someonein your household or neighborhood didn’t own one. And there were so many different 1980 Cutlasses to choose from: base Cutlass, Supreme, Supreme Brougham, Calais, LS, Salon & S

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Custom Cruiser

Day 2 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…A while back we showed you the sibling of this 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser— we’d seen the two of them together one day in a Lancasterparking lot. That year’s extensive 48-page (!) brochure told us that the “…floor length from the back of front seat to end of floor surface”was as astounding 89.3 inches! Wi

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Ninety-Eight

Day 1 of a week looking at the cars of Lansing…That’s Lansing, Michigan of course, which for years was home to the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. This 1965 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eightstood at the top of the Olds heap that year — as it had since being introduced as a model back in 1946 called Custom Cruiser 98. For model year 1948 the name changed to Futuramic 98, and finally

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Omega

The 1975 Oldsmobile Omegawas “A lot of little Olds”as the folks from Lansing told us in their advertising. Although it was only a very thinlydisguised Chevy Nova, it didhave some distinctive Olds touches: its front end looked a lot like the supremely popular Cutlass (see what we did there?), right down to the swingaway grille (below), which moved back on minor impacts. The rear treatme

RealRides of WNY - 1984 Oldsmobile

This 1984 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Broughamwas the ritziest car you could buy at the time from the folks in Lansing… at least, according to them:“This top-of-the-line Oldsmobile represents a happy marriage of logic and luxury. It means you can lose your heart without losing your head.”I take that as a nod to the notion that a car didn’t have to be the longest, or th

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 Oldsmobile

Looking through old brochures and ads gives one the impression that the 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremeconvertible, like the one pictured here, wasn’t high on Olds’ sales priority list. It barely gets a mention in the full-line brochure, where the Lansing car manufacturer seemed more interested in pushing the cushy (and big-selling) formal hardtop model. This didn’t stop a presen