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34 minutes ago, cort1977 said:

That's magnificent. More details please.

Olds 88 Vista Cruiser…. Rather more elegantly named than an Austin Allegro estate….

seperate chassis, 400 cu in , 3 speed auto

seating for most of Elton John’s Glastonbury audience…..

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5 hours ago, Rocket88 said:

Olds 88 Vista Cruiser…. Rather more elegantly named than an Austin Allegro estate….

seperate chassis, 400 cu in , 3 speed auto

seating for most of Elton John’s Glastonbury audience…..

Perfect.

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Some would regard what I'd like to do with this as a shocking waste... but the grin it would put on my chops would be worth all of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes I know Quincy's car was a Ford (or an AMC, depending which season...) but the vast majority of the UK public wouldn't know or care.

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3 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Some would regard what I'd like to do with this as a shocking waste... but the grin it would put on my chops would be worth all of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes I know Quincy's car was a Ford (or an AMC, depending which season...) but the vast majority of the UK public wouldn't know or care.

I have an irrational hatred of “ tribute “ cars……😱 but I can see the appeal. The Olds will have the front bumper tidied up, the wheels powder coated black, and that’s about it

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Are you going to get dog dishes? Plz get dog dishes, ideally comedy ones with springs behind that fly off when roundabouts are attacked too fast. 

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1 hour ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Are you going to get dog dishes? Plz get dog dishes, ideally comedy ones with springs behind that fly off when roundabouts are attacked too fast. 

I don’t think “ attacking “ roundabouts was a primary concern when this was designed….but said eating reseptacles are included…..

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Cor just look at that!  Isn't it a Custom Cruiser though?  Vista was only on the A-body I thought, but I could be catastrofically wrong as usual

Saw one of those float by at speed recently, while walking in Fareham.  Pretty sure it was the Olds and had the 'woody' effort stickers.  Jaw drop moment, but Wife and daughter were not even remotely interested.

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Suckers to the side, you know we rate, your '88
(You're gonna get yours!)
Suckers to the side, you know we rate, your '88
(You're gonna get yours!)

edit: update due to sad news.

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On 6/25/2023 at 3:24 AM, Rocket88 said:

It’s the quietest V8 I’ve ever heard, just a gentle murmur…… 

Most post-smog vehicles were real quiet. America went through a "silent is luxury" phase round about when this was built.

Phil

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I appear to have been gazumped…. Left a £500 deposit on this last Friday, was going to collect this Friday. Without warning, deposit returned, and brief txt to say “ seller had changed his mind”

The hunt resumes…

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2 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

Ooh that's lovely!  I have a big soft-spot for those.

Aren't they just. A bit big for my garage otherwise its only in Manchester so I could've been tempted myself.

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I had one in the eighties…. Comfort not a strong suit. Apparently, Mathewson’s have a seventies Toyota Crown in the next sale….. no photos yet, unfortunately 

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1 hour ago, eddyramrod said:

BIG???????  How tiny is your garage if there isn't room for a Cortina-size car?

I'd have to evict the tools and workbench 😄

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