Monday, September 7, 2009
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1958 Oldsmobile 88
I can only guess what happened to all the '58 Oldsmobiles, since although they were the fourth-best-selling brand in the US that year, one rarely sees them.
This car has migrated several hundred miles from where it was first purchased new at Logan Oldsmobile in Portland, Oregon. Logan Olds dates back at least to World War II and, while now defunct, the building appears to still exist as a paper products store. It's a story not unlike Oldsmobile itself, a company with a storied past, that fizzled out and disappeared just a few years ago but remains with us in physical form thanks to those who preserve the cars and keep them going.