Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon – When Was The Last Time You Saw An Aeroback?

JC shot and posted a car that has become rather scarce on our streets: A 1978 Olds Cutlass Salon “Aeroback”. And what pristine shape it is in too; someone loves this car very much.

Here’s the view that really counts. It will always be a mystery to me why Olds and Buick decided this body style was for them, while Chevy and Pontiac had conventional three-box sedans.

Like a wine that was crude and a bit harsh when young, it’s improved with age.

As to that last Aeroback sighting:

This one lived just one block from my house, until 2016, when its elderly owners put it up for sale. It took a while to find a buyer, and then I saw it once or twice shortly thereafter, but never again since. A neighborhood icon is gone, and we’re all the poorer for it.

When was the last time you saw one?


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