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#19 of 26 Re: Pic [andre1969]
Feb 26, 2011 (10:30 pm)
As I remember after Dad bought the 59, he then swapped it for a new 62 - which was quite quick and also very nice. The 62 got replaced by a 65 98 - which Mom hated because it was slow and heavy. Then in 1970 Dad came home with a Toronado GT with the hot 455 in it. The car was beautiful, luxurious, and, quick - in a straight line. The Toro was the last Olds Dad ever owned. One evening in 1977, he left in the Toronado, and, came home with a new BMW 530i.
Feb 27, 2011 (7:45 am)
Back then in the 1970s, when you jumped from a domestic car to a foreign one, it felt like you were in a different universe. Now the switch is hardly noticeable....you do notice it but it's not terribly dramatic in such a way as your dad must have felt in '77.
#21 of 26 Re: Pic [oldbearcat]
Feb 27, 2011 (8:36 am)
I suspect what your dad chose was chosen by a lot of traditional non-elderly highline buyers at the time, and it reshaped the domestic automotive landscape. He tried something else, and never looked back. Indeed, a 530i back then was a different breed than anything from home.
#22 of 26 Re: Pic [andre1969]
Feb 28, 2011 (8:31 am)
That 1960 Olds would've bankrupted me as I'd have been obsessed about it having the proper interior and paint.
#23 of 26 Re: Pic [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 28, 2011 (9:27 pm)
I got to drive Dad's BMW a lot - went on some business trips with him. It's high speed prowness was impressive. He kept the car for 17 years, and, then, his tastes changed. He sold the BMW and bought a big Chrysler sedan. He'd had both of his hips replaced, and, I guess they were easier for him to get in, and, more comfortable. When he finally quit work due to a heart attack, at 85 years old, he had a loaded Chrysler Concorde for his daily driver. Mom had me sell it for her after he died.
#24 of 26 Re: Help! What classic car is this grill from? [texases]
Mar 16, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Anyone know this one? Thanks!
#25 of 26 Re: Help! What classic car is this grill from? [oldcarphoto]
Mar 16, 2012 (3:11 pm)
Pretty sure it's a 41 Plymouth
#26 of 26 Re: Help! What classic car is this grill from? [fintail]
Mar 16, 2012 (5:50 pm)
Yep, looks like this: