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|Who'da thought an Oldsmobile could cause so much excitement on a Pontiac site? A number of fans called my attention to this rare e-bay curiosity...nothing gets past their eagle eyes! This is a nice photo sequence of the tent being deployed. Check out the mattress pads, which look original too. I'm guessing the rear bumper 'bib' was intended to prevent scratches. You probably wouldn't deploy this set-up in a windy environment, but it's an attention-getter no matter what!|
|What a remarkable example of a classic x-body! Kevin (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) writes:
"Here are some pics of my 73' Olds Omega, this car was bought by my grandma
and my mother in 1974, in 1986 the car was given to me with one stipulation
that I take care of the car. In 1992 I rebuilt the original Rocket 350 and
painted the car, the next thing in line will be to replace the interior, I
have found someone local that sells the original material for the Omega's (SMS
Auto Fabrics), they are located in Canby, Oregon. The original color is
saddle, but I would like to change it to black.
|I noticed this car at an auto parts store, and pulled in to talk to the owner. Surprisingly, though it's the same city, this is NOT the same car as on page 2! This particular car has the 250cu.in. 6-banger, but the owner has a 455 ready to install. It appears the "S" model came with chromed rims, just like the other one I spotted. Note the 2-color body stripe, another trademark of the "S" (Toy cam pics are better than none at all) -Ro|
||Dwayne McClurg ( email@example.com ) up in Canada forwards these shots of his fun '73 Omega. "This car was an original 6cyl car but now sports a Chevy small block 406-400hp with a turbo 400 tranny, 4000 stall converter . It has a 750 Edelbrock 4 barrel, aluminium Victor Jr intake, roller rockers, guide plates, bronze guides, Corvette heads with SS valves-202-160 valves. The intake is port matched to the heads, 536 lift cam, Keith Black pistons, Holley fuel pump, headers with 21/2 in exhaust front to back. It also has Olds rally wheels with 245/60/15 on all 4 corners. The front half of the car's interior is original with buckets, the rear is done in fibrecoating which I do as a business. The shifter is a B/M slap stick and the gauges are Super Comp gauges. The body is original and has only been painted twice since new. This car is a real head turner wherever I go, and is fun to drive. It has now 11000 miles on the drive train. The original color is a butterscotch with a black pinstripe down it" He may be selling this car in the future, just FYI. (Apr04)|
| Dwayne has fibercoated part of his interior, which you can see here.
As a small proprietor, I guess I'll give him a free plug here, so you can
visit his site at www.fibrecoat.com
and check out the process.
Toy cam still asleep and slow with the shutter as I motored past this '73 Omega in Washington State...
| (L) From Ocean, New Jersey. Here's the car's history, from the sales ad:
This car is 30 years old
and never been restored...it truly has only 53,000 miles on it, not 153,000.
I bought this car...from an old lady who took care the basics. It had only
30,000 miles at the time. My hopes were that my son take an interest and
retore it. Well kids these days have completely different interests and I
ended up giving it to my 70+ year old mother in law as basic transportation.
The car has never been abused and babied all its life. Some basic body rust
was repaired and a Maaco paint job cleaned it up.
(R) San Mateo, California offers this weathered, but intact '73
| This '73 is right up there for "Coolest Looking Omega". This San Jose,
California car featured the following upgrades:
"350 Olds engine, bored 60 over, engine barely has 3000 miles on it. Has camshaft, headers, 3.73 gears, posi. 350 transmission with a 3000 rpm stall converter. Has subframe connectors, traction bars, a B&M shifter and racing bucket seats. Has MSD ignition and a 670 cfm Holley carb. Needs minor work: recommend fan shroud and possible bigger radiator"
Overheats, but looks great and goes fast, I guess!
|The rear bumper's a bit dinged, but this is a nice view of the car's unique "U" lights.|
very nice-looking Omega contributed by Brian Wooddell (
), who proudly
tells us: "This
is my 1973 Olds Omega, I recently purchased it in August (2003). I'm
17 and love classics. I recently repainted the engine and added
Edlebrock valve covers and chrome air cleaner, I also put on dual Flowmaster
If anyone knows where I can find interior, headers, or other cool or performance parts for my car, please contact me" At least he's lucky enough to have those nice sport mirrors!
| This great shot was sent in by owner Tim Holmes (
firstname.lastname@example.org ), "I
re-did the interior and pretty much ALL of the mechanical and drive train..."
At the time he sent this photo, he was thinking of
selling the car.
(R) Putting his graphics skills to use, Chicago-based Omega owner Justin Mattson ( email@example.com )created this slide of his Omega. With that cool hood scoop and black accent around the windows, this car might remind you of a jet fighter.
"... I came across your website and was amazed at all the beautiful Omegas out there. I felt obligated to share my 74 Omega. New "General Lee" orange paint job with custom hood and black accents. Reupholstered bench seats in black leather. Still has original inline six in it (which is still running strong) but 327 small block soon to be dropped. Still needs a lot of time and effort (and money) but I'm gettin' there. Hope you enjoy the photos, I'd love to hear your opinions or suggestions." (Dec06)
| Perfect for the pimp in your neighborhood...the ad ran as follows:
"VERY NICE RESTORED 1973 OLDS OMEGA. ONLY 69,000 MILES ON THIS OLDS 455 ROCKET MOTOR!!! POWER GLIDE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION...NEW TIRES, BRAKES, BATTERY, GAS TANK, CARPETING, NEW FRONT SEAT UPHOLSTERY, HEADLINER, WINDSHIELD, ALARM SYSTEM, AND A NEW VINYL TOP. BODY WORK AND PAINT WAS DONE BY PREVIOUS OWNER...THE COLOR IS CALLED "GOOFY GRAPE" AND IS A DARK AND VERY ATTRACTIVE PURPLE. IT APPEARS TO HAVE SOME BONDO BUT IT IS A VERY SOLID CAR. NO RUST OR ROT IS VISIBLE. THE CHROME IS IN GOOD CONDITION...THE CAR IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH A "NEON GROUND KIT" FRONT, SIDES AND BACK LIGHT UP. THE CAR HAS REAR AIR SHOCKS...THE NEW TIRES AND RIMS ARE 245/6014 AMERICAN RACING RIMS."
Nice detail shot!
(R) A selection of '74s salvaged from the Internet
|Two views of a solid-looking, original car from Burlington, Pennsylvania.|
Terry firstname.lastname@example.org from Manitoba provided this project photo of his '73. He tells
us: "...it has the hound's tooth interior with black leather trim and
bench seats...car is in great shape, the only rust was the quarters, which
we replaced; floor, rockers and doors all good, speedo reads 70,ooo miles,
factory rallye wheels. This car is all matching numbers and apparently is one of 4 orange
Omega's sold in Canada and I was told that only 300 hatchback Omega's were
built...can anyone give me any info on this? The car is ready to
repaint back to orange and has original space saver spare and air tank"
(R) Looks like the Ocean, NJ car above found a new owner, who sent these photos of the car in its new surroundings.
|(R) Still wearing its vintage original wheel covers, I spotted this Omega while stopped at an intersection. This one also had dual exhaust.|
| From Antioch, California. This car came with a 4-barrel from the
factory, claimed the ad. Tires and wheels look ready for some
This ghostly image shows a '73 or '74 Omega that I captured in North Seattle. As you can see, my toy camera is clearly at its limits here. Been keeping my eye open for a repeat appearance, but no luck. It was in great condition. Just to let you know that these cars are still out there, alive and well!