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  1. Zach
    June 24, 2020 @ 7:03 pm

    And you said the XK8 looked like a bordello…

    • DailyTurismo
      June 24, 2020 @ 7:47 pm

      That's not a bordello…that is a space station bordello.

    • kaibeezy
      June 24, 2020 @ 9:43 pm

      A space station bordello is very similar to a bordello in many respects. Just sayin’.

    • Zach
      June 24, 2020 @ 9:55 pm

      Pretty sure the material in this machine is stain-proof – more perfecter for a bordello than the rich corintian, wait, no, Connolly leather in the Jaaaaaag.

    • doctordel
      June 26, 2020 @ 1:39 pm

      Bordello-ish…-esque? Bordellish? The fact that all of these were in one place on May 26, 1985 seems like a missed opportunity as they could have all been sent to their rightful fiery demise all at once and in the span of a few minutes.

    • hugh crawford
      June 27, 2020 @ 1:46 am

      My iPhone keeps changing the swelling to Cialis. What were you saying about bordellos?

    • kaibeezy
      June 27, 2020 @ 4:23 pm

      If your iPhone is causing swelling, do you need an app-ointment?

      Ba dum, bum. Here all week. Tip waitress, try veal, and so forth.

  2. JGrant750
    June 24, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

    I never thought I'd see the words CALAIS and OFFICIAL PACE CAR in the same sentence together.

    "…only 106 of them were V6."

    So that means 136 of them were 4-bangers?? Dang, the word MALAISE and CALAIS are more similar than I thought. Definitely unique though. Oldsmobile has, in my opinion, the distinct honor of having the worst Official Pace Car ever. I can not un-see this……..

  3. Zach
    June 24, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

    Ooh, or the droptop flavor –
    mecum.com/lots/SC0519-378594/1985-oldsmobile-calais-500-pace-car/

    • Zach
      June 24, 2020 @ 7:25 pm

      Actual on-track Pace Car for the 1985 Indianapolis 500
      1 of 2 cars that were custom built and not street legal
      165/215 HP 4-cylinder engine
      Automatic transmission
      Candy Red Metallic exterior
      Red and Silver interior
      Special engine mounts with urethane bushings
      Body lowered by one inch
      Special 225 series 60-16 V-rated tires
      Auto calculator
      Special lighting system integrated into trunk-mounted rear spoiler
      Calais 500 floor mats
      Photo of actor and pace car pilot James Garner driving this car
      Previously displayed at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
      Sold on a bill of sale

    • Zach
      June 24, 2020 @ 9:56 pm

      Does that mean it's a 0.767 HP 4-banger?

  4. JGrant750
    June 24, 2020 @ 7:47 pm

    Whoever took Burt Reynolds' legendary jacket from Hooper and made these seats should be court-martialed…..

  5. Matt C
    June 24, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

    First thought: That is a seriously crack-pipe price.

    Second thought: The seller might be able to justify the asking price by asking any would-be buyers to find another pace car edition Calais with 20,000 miles or less and see what it would take for the owner to sell it.

    Third thought: Do such would-be buyers exist?

  6. Achman
    June 25, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

    Hub caps on an Indy Pace Car. Priceless.

    • JGrant750
      June 25, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

      They actually aluminum, but yeah, looks like a cover, so even worse! ;D

  7. -T.
    June 25, 2020 @ 5:34 pm

    So that's what they did with the left over material after moon boots went out of style.

  8. JB1025
    June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

    I think the price is from Ozone….. Park…. NY….. NY

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