Hooniverse Fastback Friday: The General Motors Edition


Well, my fellow Hoons, this is the last, or the first, depending on when you tuned in, post for this olelongrooffan on this Hooniverse Fastback Friday. Yeah, I was down at Bellair Plaza and gathered up a few images of some fastbacks for your Hoon pleasure.


This 1972 (?) Hurst Oldsmobile Cutlass was just outstanding. This W-30 was flawless and carried all the correct styling that was the flagship of Miss Vaughn’s representation back in the day.

It even had the cool rear wing. I remember one of my older brothers owned a Cutlass CS way back then. He referred to it as his “Cutlass Chicken Shit.” But that gold beauty is still something I desire to this moment.

I guess that this predates the Government Motors timeframe so I guess I should change the title of this post. But to freaking late, I actually have a date in twenty minutes and need to get going. So much for drunkcast Friday…..

And the final fastback I am offering for Hooniverse Fastback Friday is this SSR engine bearing street rod.

It possesses the Steelies that a certain commenter here in the Hooniverse so desires and has a great stance.

And I am fairly certain this 1949 Chevrolet fastback

is one of the first fastbacks of its time. If you discount the Chrysler Airflow and the Cadillac Sedanette.
But I could be wrong.
Stick around this weekend for more from the 2011 Spring Fling.

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  1. Smells_Homeless Avatar
    Smells_Homeless

    Best part of the 49? An SSR died so that it may live on.

  2. Jim Brennan Avatar
    Jim Brennan

    John, I wish you didn't use the tired old "Government Motors" line….

    1. R C Avatar
      R C

      Now that General Motors is doing quite well, due to the Obama era loans, can we now eat crow..??? (accept that the loans did in fact work)
      Now that it is almost 2014, remember the statement made: (The sky is falling – No loans to the General..!!! by a well known blowhard, R.L.)
      In retrospect: Ford took no loans, did well for awhile, and now is faltering. I don't write them off because of this however. The auto industry runs in cycles, not new concept.

  3. jjd241 Avatar

    Looks like a fun show. Here are my street finds for the week. It so happens the first one is a fastback, so this looks like the place to post it!
    [youtube k3uqENJsYzM&feature=channel_video_title http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3uqENJsYzM&feature=channel_video_title youtube]

  4. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    The Oldsmobile is a '70, not a '72. There were no official Hurst/Olds built in 1970 or 1971. This car might be a "Hurst-equipped" W-30 442 but it is *not* a genuine Hurst/Olds. Here's the '72 H/O.
    <img src="http://media.motortopia.com/files/3451/vehicle/460970c15eaa0/DSC05531.jpg&quot; width=400>

    1. skitter Avatar
      skitter

      I've always preferred the simplicity of the '70.

  5. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar
    Age_of_Aerostar

    Just for fun, I'll post an image of the anti-fastback 442:
    <img src="http://www.442.com/vcs/1973_pres/smalley.gif&quot; width="400">

    1. tonyola Avatar
      1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar
        Age_of_Aerostar

        sweet!

    2. 4DoorNoMore Avatar
      4DoorNoMore

      My buddy had a W41 Quad442 back in the late 90's…maybe that very car, seeing as there were so few of them built. Exceedingly quick for its day. One of the few cars (at the time) banned outright from SCCA factory stock racing.

  6. jeepjunkie Avatar
    jeepjunkie

    wouldn't be surprised to find the fast back of that old 49 covering up a couple of cases of 'adult beverages'…you know th ekind Curtis Turner, or Junior Johnson would have carried…..

  7. RichardKopf Avatar
    RichardKopf

    I hate the optional wings that came on the 4-4-2s of this era. I made sure when I owned my lowly `71 Cutlass S that no rear wing was ever applied. Not that one would magically appear, but I had many people telling me to do so.

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