This 1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Coupe has a mere 64k showing on the odometer. Closer inspection seems to indicate that the Willow Mist green paint is original, as is most of the rest of the car, including the dealer plate on the trunklid from Pohanka Oldsmobile, a Washington, D.C. dealership which opened in 1923. Bill Baum, owner of this old Olds, didn’t have to drive quite that far
The brochure called the 1972 Cadillac Eldorado the world’s most elegant personal car. What made it so? For starters (again, from the brochure)things like a massive new grille, the fact that it was the only luxury car to come standard with both front-wheel-drive and an 8.2-litre V-8 engine (the world’s largest production engine, Cadillac reminded us), and something called lamp monitors.
This 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda was one of two versions of this car you could buy. Although both came only with V-8 power under the hood, the ‘Cuda was the more sporty-looking one of the pair, while the more formally named Barracuda might be found wearing a set of whitewalls with fake wire-wheelcovers. This was the penultimate year for Plymouth’s pony car, which never caught on as well
This 1963 Pontiac Star Chief, seen a few months ago in Pendleton, straddled the middle of the full-sized Pontiac line-up — it wasn’t quite as fancy as the top-line Bonneville, but it did share the Bonnie’s 123-inch wheelbase, whereas the lower-rung Catalina rode a 119-inch wheelbase which it shared with big Chevys. I realize I’m a bit simple-minded, but I always found the b