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caster1956



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PostSubject: hello to all from Germany   Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:53 pm

My name is Mike, I am the proud new owner of a 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. Actually this is my second Olds, I also own a 1989 Toronado. The CC I bought was slightly altered, actually more equipped, into a hearse in the Netherlands. It was constantly driven and well maintained, for obvious reasons. With the rear seats and rear belts removed, it is registered as a 3-seater small truck. Advantage is a very low annual tax due. Frankly I could not afford driving a 5.0L V8 otherwise, since Germany taxes its personal cars by size of the engine. I use my Cruiser for business purposes. I can put like 20 cases of beer, each one holding 20 bottles, in it without need of stacking them. Pretty impressive! Very Happy
There are some technical issues / gremlins that need to be addressed rather sooner than later. But this should be my introduction. My CC shows less than 104.000 original mls and very little rust. I am planning to use it for the next 10 years, minimum. Wish me luck...
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:52 pm

Hello Caster

Welcome to the forum. I don't think I've ever seen a CC hearse. When you can post pictures, we would like to see your CC.

There's quite a few CC guys here, so we may be able to help you with your issues.


Tom
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:24 am

Welcome to the forum! Where in Germany are you? I spent 9 years there (Baumholder, Idar Oberstein, Bremerhaven, and Sweinfurt).

I miss the beer.....
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:58 am

Welcome from Indiana. There are several OCC guys on the Forum,post those pics when you can.
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:05 pm

Thanks, Gentlemen!
I took some pictures, but only one shows the car in whole, so I post this for now. More pictures, incl. the altered rear section of the car, will be posted in a short while. Inside there was a wooden plate with rollers, and behind the front seats there is a divider with two sliding glas inserts.
I like the fact that the Dutch firm who altered the CC into a hearse left the rear speakers functional.
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 am

Welcome from Texas. I had a 92 OCC and really miss it. Look forward to seeing your pics!

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:49 am

Welcome from Holland, Caster. Safe miles on the autobahn.
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:34 am

Any chance it's haunted? Herses are cool. I saw what I think was an LT1 Fleetwood herse a couple days ago in my hood towing a travel trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:27 am

Welcome from the home of Wagonfest! A hearse? I'm used to driving with a back seat full of kids. I suppose the original passengers in your OCC were not as noisy.
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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Haha, thank you for you kind Welcome.
Yes, I had my OCC up to 190 km/h on the Autobahn recently, which is about 118 mls/hour. Still smooth and quiet, brakes are really working nicely (thank God...).
First time I tasted canned Bud from NJ in 1996 I commented "phew, a beverage", and right I was Wink
Seems like my pics did not show, hmm. I will try again.
I put an add in the wanted section tonight. My OCC is missing a rubber molding on the rear bumper.
I envy you for your cool car shows. I just looked at the Florida pics. Some crazy rides there, nothing like this would be legal over here.
Have a great 2018 cruising season, y'all
Best wishes
Michael



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PostSubject: Re: hello to all from Germany   Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:03 pm

Oh, I forgot to answer krzdimond's question:
I live quite in the middle of Germany, near Hanover in 'Lower Saxony'. My hometown is Braunschweig (Brunswick) - therefore the "BS" on my car plates.
Braunschweig used to be known for world class optical equipment like 'Voigtlander' cameras, as well as cameras from 'Rollei'. Almost every GI who was stationed in Germany brought one home.
Volkswagen runs several plants here, since Wolfsburg and Braunschweig are only 25 miles apart from each other.
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