Spotted In The Wild: The Brown Brougham

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
spotted in the wild the brown brougham

Spotted in the wild, somewhere north of Toronto: a brown Olds Alero with a vinyl roof. I’m not sure if this qualifies as a “Brougham” type car (does the roof alone qualify it?), but it’s a combination that I’ll likely never encounter again.

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  • Brenschluss Brenschluss on Jun 11, 2014

    There's obviously no accounting for taste, but a Landau on a modern car strikes me just as someone wearing a cummerbund over a t-shirt.

  • Holden Miecranc Holden Miecranc on Jun 11, 2014

    The thing that strikes me most about that photo is the realization that the Alero would have made for a very nice looking convertible. It would have been a nice alternative to the Sebring.


    Auburn Mist-1999 Oldsmobile Alero only! I had a 2002 Alero GX Coupe in Tropic Teal-another car I wish I would have kept! Even my license plate was ALERO GX...

  • OzSRV OzSRV on Jun 12, 2014

    Vinyl roofs didn't last into the 80s here really. They got a bad reputation for being rust traps, caused mainly by the factory fitted ones being applied straight over primered only roofs.