Remember Oldsmobile’s advertising slogan, “This is not your father’s Oldsmobile”? Maybe instead I should ask, remember Oldsmobile? Well, my late father drove Oldsmobiles in my youth. He had what I believe was a 1956 or 1957 Olds 88 or 98 he bought from his father in law, my mom’s dad. We also had a 1966 Oldsmobile 88 that was fire engine red with a 425 c.i. V8 and a four barrel carb. That could put rubber down as long as you kept your foot down. In between those two Oldsmobiles, my dad drove a 1961 American Motors Rambler American. Not nearly as fast or as luxurious as that Delta 88, it was a simple, white, two door sedan with a radio, heater, and those infamous fold down front seats that fathers of teenage girls dreaded seeing picking them up on dates. I go to the American Motors Owners club meet every year hoping to see a car just like my dad’s, but the closest I’ve gotten too is this very nice ’62 Rambler American convertible. It’s a lot fancier car than my dad’s Rambler, looks like it’s got every option in the book.
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