Nearly half the readers who attempted to guess last week's vehicle were right.
Jonathan Richards of Prairie to Pine Co. was the first. He informed me there were 11,571 of these 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertibles manufactured. The standard engine was a 350 cubic inch with either a two-barrel or four-barrel carburetor. An optional engine was the 455 cubic inch big block, some producing as much as 400 horsepower.
Gene Sundberg was the proud owner of last week's guess the vehicle, a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Harry Austin, a civilian employee on a military base in Kosovo, wrote in an e-mail that this Cutlass was "way too new for my tastes."
Other guesses included a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible and a 1970 Buick Skylark.
Glen Sundberg is the owner of the 1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible.
Sundberg, a registered representative of Lakes Financial Services, Baxter, said he bought his classic three years ago from a client in a "weak moment."
Archie and Ginny Franz of Baxter submitted this photograph. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle? Those responding may leave a message on the Dispatch Autoline at 829-2900 or 1-800 547-2909 and press code 8424. They may also e-mail Clint at firstname.lastname@example.org
He said all he needed to do to his car, which is powered by a Rocket 350 cubic inch engine and automatic transmission, was put on a new top.
His Rocket engine can produce between 180 and 220 horsepower.
An Oldsmobile history Web site said that any Olds built from 1949 up is a Rocket engine. The Rocket 88 engine debuted in 1949, winning eight of 10 NASCAR races two years later.
Sundberg noted he puts about 2,000 miles on his car annually.
57 Ford title winner
Wayne Wooden, a veteran racer at North Central Speedway, called me to report he won the hobby stock points championship at NCS with a 1957 Ford Fairlane in the early 70s.
He said his Ford had a Police Interceptor 312 cubic inch engine. At first he had an automatic transmission but later changed it to a manual transmission.
"That thing would really haul the mail," he said.
CLINT WOOD, staff writer and photographer, may be reached at 855-5869 or at email@example.com
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