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5.06.2009

Oldsmobile Four-Four-Two

Oldsmobile four-four-two.

I saw this at lunch today, parked in the mechanic's garage next to my Jeep.
First picture with my new phone camera.

And I gotta tell ya.
I am not usually prone to car lust, but this was a beauty.
Dear God, what images it conjured up,
especially in this day of political correctness,
of teeny Flintstone-like cars run on batteries
or hope
or whatever they run on.
I don't know what year this one is,
or how big the engine is,
or what kind of gas mileage it gets,
but I could not care less.
It is a thing of beauty.
Man.
A muscle car.
Yes baby.
ask you baby, you wanna ride in my car?

9 comments:

  1. ooooooh! They don't make 'em like that anymore!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Yesss.....I love classic cars! My uncle has had several 442's in his lifetime. Used to race one, I think it was about an '86 or so. He had a 1964 too! Too boxy for my liking (I should be a man, I LIKE the curves) but it was still a beautiful car. This one looks to me to be in the late 60's, early 70's to me. A 1969 Chevelle is my dream car! I was out taking pics of my garden today, things are starting to look good. Love you!

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  3. I'd venture to say it is a 1971 model.....

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  4. :-)...I love this post. My husband restores classic cars. He currently has a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner finished...and is working on a '56 Chev.

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  5. Lovin' it! I love that silly movie Gone in 60 Seconds just for the cars. I vascilate between dream cars, too. Part of me desperately wants a bright orange thing. The other part longs for a black convertible 1962 Camero. Don't even ask me what I drive now. UGH.

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  6. Oh oh oh! My first car was a Oldsmobile Cutlass, very similar to this baby. Beautiful and worthy of muscle car lust, oh yeah!

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  7. I think there was an "old car show" in town yesterday. I found myself traveling down the road in the middle of a long line of really old ones..you know, like those old fashioned Fords? All I can say is they move REALLY SLOWLY.

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