If you like big Broughams and you just can’t lie, this bonus Junkyard Outtake is for you.
This will be a post of many pictures and few words – unlike the usual, which is more the opposite.
Here she is – the Electra from yesterday, in higher-resolution glory.
The readers yesterday – quite a few of them – were right about this car’s model. Guess I should have looked closer.
The trim around the vinyl top went home with me shortly after these were taken. You’ll see why soon.
Clean trunk is clean.
The signature gas door.
A would-be (wood-be?) forest of plastiwood.
I couldn’t make out the script on the dashboard yesterday; a closer look reveals that it says “Limited”.
Reader CARMINE was right – no fancy LeSabre style clock here.
The driver door handles were inoperable, so my dashboard shots had to be taken from the right.
I’d bet that’s 158K.
Hey, look – it’s a 200-4R car!
In the back.
You can’t see it in this shot, but this car has both air bags and air shocks. Hmm…
Dealer option? Perhaps.
There’s been a whole lotta crushin’ goin’ on here this week, so a few new hulks have appeared. Here we have an eighty-something Fleetwood sedan.
White leather 60/40.
Power everything. Of course. It’s a Cadillac, after all.
I’m plenty familiar with GM’s early ’70s “tuxedo” interior color scheme (white seats, black dash/carpet/etc). But I guess I just haven’t been looking at enough Caddies to have seen the white/blue combo lately. It works, though.
More Oldsmobile power. If my limited Cadillac knowledge is correct, that would make this an ’86 at least.
Clearly, this one’s seen better days.
Hey RPO junkies – it’s time to whip out your decoder rings! This is the SPID tag from yesterday’s nicely optioned ’84 Regal.
Reader myself asked for some shots of the early ’90s Grand Prix next to the featured Regal. Unfortunately, it was already gone. But why settle for an SE when you can have this odd duck – a first generation GTP.
Complete with ASC sunroof!
Do I smell an extra-long timing belt?
Yes, yes I do. These DOHC 3.4L V6es were known for being both spunky and problematic. I’m sure several nightmare tales of alternator replacements will follow in the comments.
No leather on this one.
Pretty basic cluster.
Hooray for hood louvers! Some W-body fan will likely be scooping this hood up shortly.
Remember how I said that the Electra’s roof trim ended up leaving with me? Well, there’s a good reason for that.
As many of you already know, I like to buy, fix, and sell a couple of cars each year (in addition to the several each year that I end up parting out). It’s an entertaining hobby that also yields extra profits during slow times of year in my ‘real’ profession, and provides a never-ending source of content for my articles here.
A guy I sometimes deal with contacted me a few days back. He knows I’m always on the lookout for clean, older GM products on the cheap, and wanted to know if I wanted to buy an ’83 LeSabre coupe he recently pulled out of a backyard. After looking it over and doing the requisite haggling, I said yes. I’ll be going back with the tow rig Monday and bringing it home.
I had just finished writing yesterday’s Junkyard Outtake when the call came in. Yes, readers, the CC Effect is definitely real.
I don’t anticipate keeping it for too long. Chances are good that by the time the new title arrives, I’ll be ready to let it go. But rest assured that you will be seeing more of it – after it gets a tuneup, new rubber, and a good detailing, of course.