CC Outtake: Olds Custom Cruiser – There’s A new B-Body Stranger In Town

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GM B and C Bodies (the RWD kind) are getting a bit scarcer on the ground, and I’ve pretty much seen them all. So when a new one suddenly shows up, it’s worth noting. Especially when it’s listing a bit to rear from a heavy load, and has out of town plates. And two more noteworthy items:

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Two big exhaust pipes sticking out the rear. And that trailer hitch looks serious; I could see a nice vintage Airstream hooked to it. They’re a long way from home; Florida. Does that explain the tinted windows all-round? They’re illegal here in Oregon.

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I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that I don’t know the exact year of this Cruiser. They made these for so long, and there’s so many grille variations, I gave up perusing oldcarbrochures after too long. One or more of you will know. Not that it matters all that much.

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The tinted windows made getting a shot of the interior a bit harder, but it’s clear enough that this car is in very nice condition, and set up for long distance motoring, what with the lumbar and neck pillows. Florida is a long ways off.

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I peeked in the back window too, to see why it’s riding so low. Looks like just lots of stuff, from someone on the road. Seeing the USA in his father’s Oldsmobile.

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Who knows what’s under the hood, but from the looks of those two big pipes out back, it’s not suffering from any undue back pressure. The hod ornament is in the minimum wind-resistance setting, suitable for a long trip.

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Enjoy your visit, but…in the words of former Oregon Governor Tom McCall “I urge them to come and come many, many times to enjoy the beauty of Oregon. But I also ask them, for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live.” Not that anybody heeded them.