This Month's Featured Ride - August 2011

Al Zare's '52 Olds Custom 88

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Year / Make / Model: 1952 Oldsmobile Custom 88
Al & Alyse Zare
Year Purchased:
350 Chevy with 600cfm Edelbrock on an Edelbrock Performer intake
Chevy 700 R-4
Camaro 10 bolt 3:42 posi
Firebird subframe
Frostwood "Burnout Blue" with silver flames
Two tone 60's Chevy SS seats & console
Wheels & Tires: Front: 205/65R15 w/ 15x6 chrome reverse wheels. Rear: 235/60R15 w/ 15x8 chrome reverse wheels
Exhaust: Long tube headers into Thrush mufflers w/ 2 1/2" pipes
VDO Gauges & a Pioneer CD player hidden behind the radio delete plate. Power windows, power brakes & steering, air, & heat.

Al gave this story on his fine '52 Olds:

After retiring in 2006, my wife and I moved to Mt. Sanai after living in Oceanside for 35 years where I got involved in the car hobby again after a 30 year lay-off, previously owning a few muscle cars in the '60's, (both Mopars). The result was a 1960 Studebaker Lark with a 351 Ford which I sold upon moving.

After moving the urge struck me again and I purchased the Olds in 2008. The previous owner had built the Olds into a rod and decided to sell it six months after completion in order to build a '36 Plymouth.

Many years ago, while still original, the Olds appeared in three scenes in the movie "Goodfellas"!!







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