1972 Oldsmobile 98.

July 18, 2012

11 comments

11 comments:

joey said...

Nice profile with the reflection of the bridge.

Justin said...

God almighty, she's a beauty, kickass find.

I bet one of the support beams on that bridge doesn't weight as much as this car.(Just kidding, of course, hehe.)

Anonymous said...

1972. Last year car design meant a damn.

At least in the USA.

Tony Piff said...

absolutely, a best-of-2012 for the reflection alone.

i wonder if the architect planned that.

Ben Piff said...

I was hoping this might be my first @ grainy night shot tag, but is it grainy enough? My gut tells me no, at the time I had no idea how happy that profile shot would make me. One of the most satisfying of them all!

Dylan Beveridge said...

This almost-grainy lighting is gorgeous. I love the reflection of the bridge, but also of the overpasses along the car's shoulderline in the first pic. The way the reflection of the overpasses go from the front headlight, splitting over the doors and ending dramatically with the line that starts the rear fin cleaving the reflections into different directions. One of my favorites!

Not to mention these were sporting fins and fender skirts in '72. That's awesome.

cam.man67 said...

Love that profile. So big, so beautiful...just badass.

Dave said...

Great post Ben! Great lighting and shots. It's so nice to see these old cars so well taken care of.

clifton.ra said...

Nice car.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I had one of these in high school, of the same green color scheme. People had all sorts of nicknames for it. Bought it off the original owner for $500. He bought it for his wife to drive and it had sat parked since she died. I had a habit back then of dismantling the dahsboards of the cars I bought (to install CB, etc). Atop the air conditioner blower of this beast I found a Boy Scout make-your-own-leather-wallet looking thing that had $290 inside it. I still feel a little bad sometimes that I didn't return the wallet to the old man I bought the car from. I also found dozens of cigar wrappers that had been shoved under the carpet beneath the drivers seat, which always made me wonder who was trying to hide their cigar habit! Drove it and loved it until I was driving a freshly gravel road, slid going around a corner due to my own haste, and was t-boned by my buddy who was not far behind me in an S-10 pickup. The S-10 surprisingly did a lot of damage to the Ninety-Eight. I ended buying a '76 Ninety-Eight (for $600) with a badly smoking engine, then swapped the '72 engine into it. Sadly, my dad sold the '76 whlie I was away at Basic Training.

Robert said...

I own this very car now.. just stumbled on these pictures by accident!