Last weekend, I decided to go to the 38th annual Antique Auto Meet that was held in Glastonbury Connecticut and as you can tell from my other postings, I decided to highlight some of the iron that was at the show for this weekend. Yhis posting is dedicated to some of my favorite GM cars that showed up for this event.
Combine malaise era Brown, one of the longest production cars ever, and a classic Brougham nameplate, and you have this; A 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham dElegance. All I can say is this: Wow, and it’s big. It really looks great for a 37 year old Cadillac.
A Brougham of a different kind, this is a 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix Brougham by Fisher. This car is in original shape, has those glorious 8-lug wheels, and every option available under the sun, including the 389 CID V-8, automatic, and A/C. It only has 52,000 miles on the odometer.
Here is a beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon, which looks to be restored (because I can’t believe that paint can still shine if it was original) and it’s the equipment that caught my eye. Yes, there is the Chevrolet V-8, only this one was the 265 CID Version, backed up by a 3-Speed Manual… Yes, a manual! I can’t tell you how much I would have loved to own this car.
This is a 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible, and it was stunning. It has been upgraded though; instead of a Chevrolet 283 under the hood, there is a newer crate 350 dressed to look like the old engine. Instead of the old 2-speed powerglide, there now site a 3-speed Turbohydramatic. Oh, and there’s Vintage A/C installed, when putting down the top really isn’t an option with those very hot and humid days of summer.
This is a 1955 Buick Century Convertible, and it looks stunning. The Century was Buicks hot car at the time, taking the smaller (but still large) Special frame and body, and stuffing it with Buick’s largest V-8. The Century for 1955 also included Leather Upholstery as standard equipment, and those wire wheels? You could order them from the dealer.
This is a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, showing only 31,000 original miles. This was the base Cutlass for that year, and it really looked sharp.
This is a 1967 Buick Special, which also happens to be in original condition. This was the base Buick for that year. The only options on this car? Automatic and wheel discs.
This is a 1970 Pontiac LeMans Convertible, again in largely original shape. The one option that I found unusual in this car? Factory A/C.
This is a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan, and this was the car that everyone in the 50s aspired to own.
Image source: Copyright 2012 Hooniverse/Jim Brennan (aka UDMan)