Shot in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sunday, October 20, 2013
You would need a whole lot of room at the inn to park THAT boat! 😉
I like it….
I miss those old Motels too , only a few left in decent shape .
Did that thing hold the record for rear overhang?
I think my Electra is longer back there
forgot the pic
We need a new category of measurements – ratio of rear overhang to front overhang. I think nothing will touch the full-size American sedans from the 60s.
It must be a daily driver. Note the scrape marks both ahead of and behind the rear wheel well. Here in Pennsylvania virtually all cars of this vintage aren’t found in junkyards anymore. They’ve either been crushed and sent out to be recycled, or restored and sitting in a garage.
Nice. Man, I can’t remember the last time I saw one of those.
Nice car, haven’t see one of these navigating the roads for a long time. No shortage of trunk space for sure.
That car is stunning!
Nice car and Portland, OR also has some hotels with cool outside the box styled signage.
Suddenly it’s yesterday.
Overhang city! Not a bad looking car, but the Olds midsized Cutlass from the same year looked a lot better, like this car on a smaller-but not compact scale.
Somehow styling managed to give the big Olds models the longest front fender section between the door opening and the wheelhouse, tying visually to the Toronado. Try as I might, I haven’t figured out how they did it, given the body was shared with Buicks and they look not nearly as long. Bill Mitchell really hit stride with his full 1965 line, must have made his mentor Misterl very proud.
I really hate to say this about a 2 door car, but that thing is ugly. I actually like overhang. But I like it in somewhat equal amounts, distributed between the front and rear. Fill up that trunk, and that thing could probably do a wheelie sitting still.
Love this picture. Old cars and old motels. Thanks
That Olds is a whole lotta hot, from nose to big sexy tail. All you haters can enjoy your waifish hatchbacks. :p
I love finding unremarkable buildings that are perfect time capsules. So glad they didn’t slap a “Free Wifi!!!” sign on this place:
Nice Oldsmobile Delta 88, I always thought the 1965-70 full sized cars built by GM as well as Ford and Chrysler was the automotive industry at their zenith, also am I the only one who prefers the Oldsmobile 88’s over the Chevy’s of the same era?
And with the high-comp 425/400 combo, these things went like stink, too. Probably tied with big Mopars for a little boy of the period’s “my daddy’s car is faster than yours” bragging rights, and lay a prodigious strip of rubber any time you want.
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