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    The 1976/77 cutlass in nascar

    As mentioned in my introduction, I am completely sold on the late seventies/early eighties Olds participation in NASCAR. I am looking for any info on these cars: photographs, articles, memorabilia, technical specs etc. The Grey Ghost of Buddy Baker immediately comes to mind as well as the Busch No 11 car of Cale Yarborough. Can anyone help in this regard?

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    Here are some toys of those racers...







    Ken

    "It runs on gasoline...but it's still electric."

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    1976 Oldsmobile 442 / 455 V8
    http://v8cars.hu/73-77cutlassregistr...=4664fd557339a

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2057807

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    Thanks 442. I must say I love the r/c versions - what scale are those and are the shells commercially available. The Donnie Allison Hawaiian Tropic model is a beautiful piece.

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    Have you seen the footage of Bobby Allison and Cale Yarbough crashing on the last lap at Daytona, both Oldsmobiles I think.

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    nascar 1979

    I have a video of the entire 1979 daytona 500.29 of 43 cars are slant nose 77 442's.I will see if I can burn some copies.Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Pawlowski View Post
    I have a video of the entire 1979 daytona 500.29 of 43 cars are slant nose 77 442's.I will see if I can burn some copies.Joe
    I have a video of the 1980 Daytona where Buddy Baker set the fastest 500 mile race in an Olds. I think that record still stands
    Ken

    "It runs on gasoline...but it's still electric."

    Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter
    www.oldsclub.ca

    1976 Oldsmobile 442 / 455 V8
    http://v8cars.hu/73-77cutlassregistr...=4664fd557339a

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2057807

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    Thanks guys! Now you have me really excited! Just let me know about how I must go about to acquire those copies - if at all possible of course. You are quite right; the 1980 Daytona 500 record of Buddy Baker still stands at 176,7 mph.

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    Here are some real cars...they are listed as 1978 or 1979 Oldsmobiles, but that is the years these particular cars raced. The body style is clearly 1976/77







    Ken

    "It runs on gasoline...but it's still electric."

    Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter
    www.oldsclub.ca

    1976 Oldsmobile 442 / 455 V8
    http://v8cars.hu/73-77cutlassregistr...=4664fd557339a

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2057807

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    And more....







    Ken

    "It runs on gasoline...but it's still electric."

    Oldsmobile Northern Lights Chapter
    www.oldsclub.ca

    1976 Oldsmobile 442 / 455 V8
    http://v8cars.hu/73-77cutlassregistr...=4664fd557339a

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2057807

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    Thank you very much Ken. The No 11 car is the Cale Yarborough/Busch Olds with which he won the 1978 Winston Cup Championship. The No 1 Olds is from the 1979 Daytona with pole sitter Buddy Baker next to him. The same car is also featured as the No 12 version driven by Donnie Allison. The photograph of the No 28 leading, is from the 1980 Daytona and is the legendary Gray Gost of Buddy Baker.

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