Spotted In The Wild: The Brown Brougham
June 11th, 2014 9:33 AM Share
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.
Published June 11th, 2014 9:33 AM
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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.
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...
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.