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| Some superb new photos from Eric Bracken, who was successful in tracking
down a stencil kit and has created this beautiful clone of a '78 Omega SX.
One of the car magazines noticed:
"...Last night, got a call from a car buddy. Seems Popular Hot Rodding gave you a plug in their August 2006 magazine!!!! A little plug for the website and a little picture of my blue Omega, page 125. "
|The post-'74 X-bodies always did have a nice rear 3/4 view, especially the Omegas and Skylarks with their large, clean taillight lenses. You can see the Olds rocket in one of the lenses here.|
| (L) Here are a few images from 1975 for your viewing pleasure. One
click and they're yours to behold...
(R) A '78 included here, mainly for it's interior. Is that real leather or simulated?
| A very sweet '77 Omega from San Jose, California. A bit
of history according to the sales pitch:
“This wonderful 1977 Oldsmobile Omega is the Hatchback Brougham 2 door model. The car only has 63,391 miles on it and is believed to be original. The motor is the original 231 CI 6 cylinder with an automatic transmission. ...The owner has added white rally stripes down the middle to give it a sporty look. All doors, hood and rear hatch open and line-up great. There is no rust on this California 2 door Omega. All chrome and exterior molding is in very good condition. The stock ralley wheels really set off this awesome Omega. The brakes, tires, battery and all gauges are in great condition. The air conditioning and heater work great. This Omega is Oldsmobile's "Chevy Nova" and is equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power front disc brakes, AM/FM stereo (original) and the original buildsheet is included.
The interior is finished off in white leather and is in great condition. The carpet is original and also in good condition. The dash pad does not have any cracks in it and the console looks great. The dash is finished with the wood grain look and adds to the beauty of this very rare car. The headliner is ok but would look better if it were replaced. The car comes with the build sheet, owner's manual and first aid kit that was in the car when it was purchased new. A sporty floor shifter and bucket seats really set this one apart from the Nova. Remember, this Omega is a LIMITED EDITION Hatchback Brougham”
|An intriguing paint job on this rare '75 from Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.|
| A sharp '77 Omega from Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Vital stats:
"23800 ORIGINAL MILES. 305-V8 ENGINE, POWER STEERING, A/T,
ICE COOL A/C, FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS, DUAL EGZOST, OLDSMOBILE RALLYE WHEELS
WITH TRIM RINGS, 12 BOLT REAR END, POWER FRONT DISCS, VERY CLEAN INTERIOR,
FRESH PAINT, ADULT OWNED, ORIGINAL SALES DOCUMENTS, OWNER's
MANUALS, CASSETTE, AM-FM AND TRUNK CD PLAYER. HEAD TURNER, ALL
ORIGINAL CAR READY TO GO"
Yours truly sees this '75 Omega hatchback making its way around Seattle from time to time...and noticed the driver had to put it into neutral to keep the motor running while stopped at a light. But the body is straight!
was an awesome find, what appears to be a 1975 Omega S...I didn't know this car even existed until I carefully
looked over some '75 Olds literature! This is sort of a transition
between the 74 Omega S package (same stripe concept and script, but located
differently) and the "SX" package available in 1976 (all new graphics).
Lucky I had my new camera with me that day :-)
Vickie's got a "stealth" 1978 Omega SX (apparently, the SX striping was an option); here's her story:
"THIS IS MY 1978 OLDS OMEGA
HATCHBACK...305 CI.... 65,000 MILES... ALL ORIGINAL (I KNOW SHE'S SUN FADED
NOW, BUT AFTER 26 YEARS I GUESS SHE'S STILL NICE)....
(L) Over in the Southeast, Chris Fosdick (
email@example.com ) has a nice original '76 Omega Brougham, so you
know this ride has got the upscale Olds interior treatment. Lucky
(R) One of our Turkish correspondents checks in with a vintage photo of a car from his neighborhood, a '76 Omega.
"Hi again, after reading your website I looked in my photo drawer and found the photos of a 76' Olds Omega that I had taken in the summer of 1992, in Cinarcik, Turkey. The car looked very good, had a new paint job and new interior (INCLUDING the original radio and 8-track?). I hope that car is still in such nice shape. Sincerely, Berk" I thought this was Berk's car, but it's not...sorry! Will have to fix the photo later...
|That nice New Jersey '77 (above) has turned up in the hands of proud new owner Servet Terzioglu; here are some fresh photos of his shining new ride.|
only does she have a cool name, she also owns one cool car! Meet Donna
Thrasher ( DThrasher@mvcc.edu ) who
shares her story with us here:
"This is my first car! My dad bought it new in December 1975. I now have 42,000 miles on it---it's all original interior, no winters, original paint (Sebring Yellow is my favorite color!) but the engine was a straight 6...that had to go....put a 1965 330 in it from an Olds F-85 which was my winter rat. It now has a Holley 650 carb, Edelbrock manifold...all kinds of fun stuff. Custom exhaust too. No, it's NOT a Nova!!!! I was gonna get-"notanova" as my license plate but got "myomega" instead. Hope you enjoy my pics" Indeed we do, this car is a star :-)
|(L) Parrish V. Lewis (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) owns two
X-bodies, and writes:
I love this site. I have a 75 Olds F-85 and a 73 Buick Apollo.
(R) Snapped on the run while cruising thru one of Seattle's back alleys...
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