1978 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

1978 Oldsmobile Custome Cruiser
Red vinyl seats and an FM radio = mad luxury

Oh, look, it’s the University/Harold Ziegler Lincoln Mercury used car lot.  This looks familiar… for a couple of reasons.


  • “This is the most luxurious car I have ever owned (to that point)” – Dad, ca. 1978 (Dad’s frame of reference was kinda limited.)
  • 12/25/79 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Chevelle.
  • Same day, Total station for gas

me: are you open?
clerk: no
me: *leaves without buying gas*

[I thought they made somebody stay on site like a security guard or something]

Karma: you WERE a fucking idiot, weren’t you?

  • New front end. Why? Milquetoast tried to pull into a parking spot. Missed. Ford pickup with a diamond plate bumper was completely unhurt.
  • ~October 1979. Rainy night. Second solo flight in the car. Left turn (to eastbound). Front heavy V-8 car with no traction= donuts. In the middle of a 4-lane road.  Spun sideways across a driveway ramp, facing oncoming traffic. Good times…
  • ~1991 – told pops about this episode in his super luxurious Olds. Myocardial fakeout ensues.
  • (No, not really. Just an ulcer. Sorry, pops.)

1977-February 1980

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