What If: 1992 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Regency Coupe

A couple of weeks back, I ran a post on a 1990 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight coupe that I found on eBay. Although the large coupe market was virtually dead by that point, several people speculated about possibility of a coupe model for the redesigned 1992 Eighty-Eight. Well, here it is.

The 1992-1999 (and ultimately the final) generation Eighty-Eights were attractive, if not rather unmemorable cars. They ditched the square generic look for curvier, more aerodynamic sheet metal that for the first time in a while was totally unique to Oldsmobile. I actually used a 1997 Regency model, which was more or less identical to the ’92 Eighty-Eight, as the starting point of this photoshop. I deemed the Eighty-Eight sedan’s rakish roofline sufficient enough for a coupe, so I only needed to extend the front door and go for a pillar-less B-pillar.

Considering this was my first time using iDraw instead of Microsoft Paint, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. I can’t say a 1992 Eighty-Eight coupe would have done anything to reverse the declining coupe market or Oldsmobile’s fortunes, but I’d certainly like to own one, had they been produced.