1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Cruiser.

April 30, 2011

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5 comments:

livejourneluser said...

Among the last wave of fabled American station wagons. This is an unusually emotional specimen. Is it me or do pacific northwest cars rust in the most beautifully delicate ways? I particularly like the ghostly imprint where 'Cruiser' used to be. But I never understood what was with that comical plastic strip of international flags, as this was surely not a world-class vehicle. More like Mom's everyday grocery-getter or the car Grandpa would stick a push-lawn mower in the back, rear hatch wide open, to get repaired early one dew-covered morning so he could spend the hot afternoon slowly but steadily cutting his modest yard of weedy grass.

ben said...

I'd bet that this car has lived every day of its life parked outside, and it would be awesome to compare our gentle NW patina with a similar specimen from the central states and one from the east coast.

Until I researched this car, I never knew who Olds thought they were with the strip of flags. Little did I know that this badge was only bequeathed to the International Series...in coupe and sedan form. Rivets are the win. Also, I had to show the difference between the conditions of the 2 sides.

Pelle said...

Is the flags really from factory? That worker who put it there, has probably died off heavily drug use by know =o

Mike said...

Oldsmobile first used the flags in the mid 70s on the Cutlass Salon model. It was supposed to be the Euro-flavored version, because we all know how the Europeans loved two-ton barges with vinyl halo roofs and opera lights.

Justin said...

Christ, one of the first of the A-body wagons.....rare!