Allendale Revisited

What could have been. In 1988, I needed a car. My uncle had plenty of cars - a 71 or 72 Olds 98. a Chrysler Newport, and a 72 LeMans were all sitting in the back yard, waiting to be used/rescued.
1972 Oldsmobile 98

The 98 was appealing. A giant coupe, dark blue with a 455. Mmmm, tasty, right?

Just one problem: it no longer ran. So, that was out.  The Newport was a possibility.  Big Chrysler=win.  383?  Imagine that with a 2x4 (= 8 barrel) manifold.  king sized bench seats.  Woo-hoo...
Chrysler Newport

Except that the oil pump had had a coronary. The test drive probably doomed the engine as it was, but regardless, this car was not making the 60 mile trip back home, let alone to work the next day. Or probably to anywhere, ever again.