Thanks to the fracking revolution, gas has never been cheaper. So, you owe yourself a big old American Barge from the 1970’s. At this point, it won’t break the bank – at least in fuel costs. Here’s a sampling of Land Yachts available in the Seattle area on Craigslist.
First up is this 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brougham for $5,200 in Vancouver, WA. Nothing says malaise more than metallic beige, and with 59,000 miles on the clock, it’s worth shouting about IN ALL CAPS.
Maybe you need a little more room for your family. Here’s a 1977 Plymouth Volare Wagon in Renton, WA for $2,000. You don’t see pedestrian people haulers in orange anymore.
If you wanted luxury in the 70’s, you went for the personal luxury coupe. Here’s a 1976 Ford Thunderbird Coupe in Langley, BC for $5,500. It’s another low mileage example with 59K on the odometer. Be sure to click thru to the listing to see the RED interior.
Maybe you need four doors, but an orange wagon isn’t your style. Here’s a 1978 Mercury Marquis in Chehalis, WA for $5,500. It’s yet another low mileage oldster car with 33,000 miles and its original 8-track.
We will end our survey of Seattle barges with a 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham for sale in West Seattle for $4,000. Somehow seems appropriate to park it on a boat launch. I think the bumpers on this weigh more than my daily driver.
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Gianni is Daily Turismo’s Pacific Northwest correspondent. He prefers skiffs over dreadnoughts.