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Posted By: Mark Lampariello
Posted On: Monday July 20, 2020 at 10:21 AM
 
Message:
Love those 70s luxo-barges. This one is better looking than some,
but even the homeliest can make a fun model. The real dumpiness came with the US NHTSA bumper mandates in '73 -- many cars needed extensive and usually clunky, fussy, restyling. But with today's level of model detailing these can be amusing to collect.

But between their waddling bulk plus the rather sudden 1973 emission requirements, driving these big boys was a real dog

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Future Kess: 1971 Oldsmobile 98 four-door hardtops in two colors...*2 PICS*... by John Sharisky #28453
I guess it'll hit the market right after the '60 DeSoto;) (EOM) by Barry Levittan #28453.1
Or possibly even before it. (EOM) by Graeme Ogg #28453.1.1
I remember the green one, it was a popular color choice. (EOM) by Brian Cox #28453.2
Love those 70s luxo-barges. This one is better looking than some, by Mark Lampariello #28453.3
A 17-year old me with my first car: a then 5-year old '72 Cadillac Coupe de Ville...*PIC*... by John Sharisky #28453.3.1
A classy guy! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28453.3.1.1
You were a lucky kid! by David Crowe #28453.3.1.2
Darned right he was! So, did you wash 'n wax it every week? Built up some arm strength I'll bet! lol (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28453.3.1.2.1
Actually, I repainted it. See below. (EOM) by John Sharisky #28453.3.1.2.1.1
5yr old Cadillac ? Looks to be in great shape..not in the 'rust belt'? (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28453.3.1.3
I attended a vocational high school (north of Boston, MA). I took auto body. Senior year...*PIC*.... by John Sharisky #28453.3.1.3.1
Babe magnet! (EOM) by Mark Lampariello #28453.3.1.4




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