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    Here is my 61 Olds that I'm going to pick up this Saturday. It's one of 4920 . It has the same roof and glass as other 61 full size GMs. It comes with a 455/400 and a bunch of parts. It may even have a posi in it according to the seller. I will verify. I'll will post more next weekend.
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    61 Olds 88, 69 Plymouth Roadrunner, 68 Pontiac Firebird, 95 Buick Roadmaster LT1

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    interesting..dig those crazy 1/4 pans.....cool

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      I think 61 was a great year for GM designs. Fins pointing in all kinds of directions, thin pillars, afterburner looking taillights, cool dash boards.

      Please get some more pics after it's unburied.
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        61 was a fine year. I was born.....
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          Neat looking piece.

          Thank God that back glass is intact, I bet that's not cheap to replace.

          Brian
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            I like the "skeggs" down off the bottom of the taillight fairing. An Olds styling element of the time. I'm not sure I've seen a '61 GM that I didn't like except for the wierd "Duckbill" rear roof line on some Buicks and Caddilacs. Surprising the amount of glass and random body bits that are semi standardized across the GM Fullsized lineups during this time. Suspension and engine stuff is all division unique though. Chevies had upper and lower A-arms while Buick had an upper A and lower I with strut rods.
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              I use to own this and that is where I got the inspiration, No I don't regret selling it back in 99 to get into Mopars It had no X frame and the body buckled when you jacked it up, also had a lousy trans. The 61 sedan will do what I want.
              61 Olds 88, 69 Plymouth Roadrunner, 68 Pontiac Firebird, 95 Buick Roadmaster LT1

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                That thing is riding on Buick Roadwheels, why do I see them on just about everything but Buicks? Trailers, S-10 pickups (ok A-body Ralleys) but full sized Buicks always seem to be rolling on aftermarket or steel wheels and I know a fair number of guys who do want them.

                Nice looking car though, I can only imaging the horrors of frame rust in an X-frame car (I've had 3 X-frames and its interesting under there).
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                  Just looking at the pic.It would look nice with widened black steelies and a little rake.Side exhaust too.For some reason white two door sedan full sized cars from that era screams drag or nascar.Nice patina and rarely seen car.

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                    Cool car. It's nice to see something different.
                    I R Bob
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                      Just looking at the pic.It would look nice with widened black steelies and a little rake.Side exhaust too.For some reason white two door sedan full sized cars from that era screams drag or nascar.Nice patina and rarely seen car.
                      Yes I was thinking oF just buffing out that original white paint, paint the original 14" wheels with the small hubcaps without the beauty rings. An old NASCAR them would be cool with a big magnetic number for the door, however, I think only hartops were used since they were about 300 lbs lighter.This is what the original wheel looks like. I think I will go with the 14's because every other car I 've ever had i ditched the 14's for 15's Maybe the 14's with fatter tires will work, I already have a new set of tires on my Firebird I can use.
                      61 Olds 88, 69 Plymouth Roadrunner, 68 Pontiac Firebird, 95 Buick Roadmaster LT1

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                        14 will work.It will not be by the sixties rules,but better to use what you have and get the car up and runnin.

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                          An old NASCAR them would be cool with a big magnetic number for the door, however, I think only hartops were used since they were about 300 lbs lighter.
                          I think it was because they had a much better roofline.

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                            There's a couple of those in 'our' Building(Landlord's actually...). And yes,they're ARE pretty neat. ~OO6.

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                              Great looking car. From that angle I'm almost not sure if it is coming or going!
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