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    New member

    Just joined the forum thought I’d introduce myself. I bought a 94 Grand Prix GTP the other day. Needs some love but I really like it.
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    Doubling Down on W-bodies

    I suppose this would fall into the category of a re-introduction. I joined a few years ago when I acquired my 2011 Impala LT but haven't been around in awhile. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon a 1995 Cutlass Supreme convertible in surprisingly good condition for what I felt was a reasonable price, so I decided to pull the trigger. I've always wanted a convertible and I have fond memories of a 1991 Cutlass Supreme coupe I'd had about 20 years ago, so this felt like a natural fit. The car arrived Monday evening and after registering it yesterday, I took it out for an inaugural drive. The 3.1L engine is definitely not the most exciting thing ever put under a hood (I really wish Olds had offered a 3800 in the W-body Cutlass) but it's more than adequate for cruising around on pretty days, which is about all I intend to use the car for. To be sure, the car is not without its blemishes and there are some minor issues that need attending to, but for its age and almost 120,000 miles on the odometer, it's a gracefully aging survivor. I'm looking forward to having fun driving it and fixing it up.
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    Doubling Down on W-bodies

    I first heard the term 'flash dash' back in the '80s when they first came out. My dad, who was a district sales manager for Oldsmobile, used the term frequently so maybe it was an unofficial, internal euphemism. It's not the sort of thing he would have coined.
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    Doubling Down on W-bodies

    The '91 coupe was the same shade of red as the convertible but with a light gray cloth interior. It was an end-of-model year car that had a lot of the cosmetic goodies usually associated with the International Series--ground effects, fog lights, LED 'flash dash' instrument panel, luggage rack on the trunk lid, 15-inch alloy wheels with the cross-laced pattern. It had the same 3.1L V6 as the convertible. It had just a basic AM/FM/Cassette radio with no steering wheel controls and of course, no airbags back then. I bought the car in the summer of 1996 with 55,000 miles on it, kept it three years, and put another 40,000 miles or so on it in that time. It was a very fun and dependable car. The only repairs I had on it were, I think, an alternator and a serpentine belt. I have (old fashioned silver halide emulsion) photos of it somewhere. I'll scan and post a few whenever I come across them.
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    Movies and TV shows w/ w-body's

    This had me wondering. The digital cluster on my 91 CS with LQ1 only goes up to 85 MPH. However, when I change the readout to metric, it shows the same readout as this pic. LOL, the movie used the metric setting to make people think the speedometer went to 130 MPH.
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    Movies and TV shows w/ w-body's

    That was actually a 1988 Pace Car.