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August 18, 2016

This is a two-part Detour in that a reader contacted me with information and pictures of the two Oldsmobile XSRs I’d written about. If you like happy endings, you’ll want to check out the 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado story and follow the update link, near the top.

Second, as it turns out, the guy is also a car buff. However, unlike me, he has the means to own quite a few special vehicles ranging from the early 1900s, including electric and steam, domestic and foreign prototypes, as well as less spectacular examples. For example, he appreciated the post on the 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham because he still has the one that his parents bought as a compromise when their Toronado XSR order was cancelled.

Well, he’d also mentioned a 1982 car with about 100 miles on it. So, I asked about it and he responded that “it’s just an Omega…” that happened to be fully loaded with the sticker still in the window. It was bought new for a friend’s elderly aunt that never drove it but she held on to it, just in case. There are many of us who find a preserved Omega as impressive to look at as any million dollar museum artifact.

1982 Oldsmobile Omega Sedan
1982 Oldsmobile Omega Sedan
1982 Oldsmobile Omega Sedan

Don’t miss the update to the XSR story as it is truly extraordinary. Our generous contributor has offered to share other pictures, so maybe we’ll see more from his impressive collection in the future.