The Truth About Cars » Down On The Junkkyard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:16:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Down On The Junkkyard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1979-oldsmobile-cutlass-supreme-brougham/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1979-oldsmobile-cutlass-supreme-brougham/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427858 Now that we’ve looked at the corpse of a GM product that flopped in the American marketplace, let’s exhume an example of a GM product that sold like crazy: the Middle Malaise Era Olds Cutlass.
The downsized ’78-81 Cutlass didn’t sell quite as well as the previous generation, but it was still a solid showroom performer for The General. You could even get a 442 version!
These cars, close relatives of the jillion-selling Malibu, retain some popularity with the gangsta-style crowd, though not as much as the “box Caprice.” Clearly, these wheels weren’t enough to tempt an auction buyer prior to this car’s last tow-truck ride.

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Junkyard Find: 1973 Buick Century Luxus Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1973-buick-century-luxus-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1973-buick-century-luxus-wagon/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416252 One of the weirder byproducts of Buick’s Malaise Era genetic mixing with distant GM cousin Opel was the Luxus trim level. You could get Luxus badging on a Manta, a Kadett, an Ascona… or a Buick Century wagon. If only Buick had thought to append “Brougham d’Elegance” to this thing’s name… well, another lost opportunity for The General.
I found this well-used example in a Los Angeles junkyard, and in this case— for once— I feel certain that no vintage-wagon aficionados are going to rend their garments and bewail the impending destruction of another piece of our national heritage. This wagon is a straight-up hooptie, right down to the space-saver spare tire (which you know saw speeds in excess of 90 MPH while bolted finger-tight to this 4,227-pound monster).
Luxus. Yes.
I can’t help thinking of Bill Owens’ incredible book Suburbia when I see wagons like this one. You know, a time when life was simple.
Even better than a Century Luxus would have been a Buick Opel Luxus with Isuzu power and a landau roof.

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