1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham Aeroback, Revisited.

September 5, 2014

12 comments
Last seen here in May 2011. What does covering a speedo with a note say about the performance? Share your thoughts in a comment.


12 comments:

Richard said...

I think only Oldsmobile, and Buick had those Aeroback bodies. In fact I believe a standard transmission was available as well. Nice find

Anonymous said...

it's hard to read but i think it says 'I'm thankful that I'm not carrying the shopping on foot'

Anonymous said...

No, I think it says Captaingizmo254's brother-in-law had one of these back in '78 and it was built like a tank, bulletproof, never missed a beat etc.

captaingizmo54 said...

You're right about that, Richard. Buick and Oldsmobile, thankfully, were the only two
GM divisions to offer this car. Not only were they very unexciting, but their styling made
them hideous. As for the manual transmission, I'm not really sure. Just because I've
never seen one doesn't mean they don't exist. BTW, I just remembered that Pontiac
did offer one of these in 1980 only. A fellow newspaper carrier I knew drove one for
awhile before ditching it in favor of pickup truck.

clifton.ra said...

There was probably a manual tranny, especially any sport model. These were the import fighter days. Most Olds and Buick buyers had bigger pocketbooks than Chevy and Pontiac buyers and would have gone for a luxury automatic. Dealers would not have ordered many. GM would make them take a few dogs.

Anonymous said...

The note says: "Remember, the non-pointy end goes forward"

Justin said...

That note is really bugging me. I can only make out "for your gentle".

ssfaulkn said...

"I'm thankful for your gentle encouragement"

Wyowanderer said...

"Am thankful for your gentle enjoyment"...
It's probably got a dinky V6 in it, so...

George Denzinger said...

Love the Aerobacks. I'm probably the only one, though.

Tony Piff said...

it is indeed "I'm thankful for your gentle encouragement." which is perfect and funny, and it's also funny that readers would interpret the handwriting any other way.

also funny that ben doesn't realize i revisited it in 2012.

this thing is so photogenic. i think i've photographed it least one other time or maybe two, hoping that it was another aerobak and not just the same one that we've posted. i was counting the days until it seemed like enough time had passed. ah well. maybe i'll share my pics a year down the road.

Keith Tanner said...

I learned to drive in one of those. Ours had a 305 with an auto. I have no idea if different engines were available, but the car just went and went and went.