So glad to see Dr. Olds get some recognition. When I was 22 years old in 1969 I bought a brand new Olds W31. One of 913 made that year, it had a 350 CID engine with an advertised 325 HP (those who owned one will swear it produced more HP), a close ratio Muncie 4 speed with a Hurst shifter going back to a .391 posi-trak rear end. The color for both the roof and body was "Platinum" which had a code of 69. So roof, body and year were 69/69/'69. Interior was black with bucket seats and a console that was flush with the seats. At that age, during that time I had waaay too much fun in that car. I will never forget the sound it made at idle. Lub-dub-dub-dub-lub-dub-dub-dub. When the RMPs went up, the cold air induction scoops under the fenders sounded like jet intakes sucking in air. They also sucked in snow during the winter and at one point a sparrow who's desiccated remains were found when changing the air filter. Alas, I traded it in on a '72 Cutlass Supreme which fit my needs better, but forty years later I started having dreams that the W31 was still mine.
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