I think only Oldsmobile, and Buick had those Aeroback bodies. In fact I believe a standard transmission was available as well. Nice find
it's hard to read but i think it says 'I'm thankful that I'm not carrying the shopping on foot'
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.
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 madethem 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 forawhile before ditching it in favor of pickup truck.
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.
The note says: "Remember, the non-pointy end goes forward"
That note is really bugging me. I can only make out "for your gentle".
"I'm thankful for your gentle encouragement"
"Am thankful for your gentle enjoyment"...It's probably got a dinky V6 in it, so...
Love the Aerobacks. I'm probably the only one, though.
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.
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.
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