Innocuous looking Chevy Malibu, AZL 744VKFW. What you don’t see is two rows of red/blue cop lights in the rear window, going off like a Fremont St. casino on meth. Somehow, in two shots, I could not capture the cop candlepower.
Anyway, welcome to Phoenix. We’ll dress up like traveling vacuum salesmen, just to separate you from your $ under the guise of traffic safety.
Barrett Jackson once again taunts me with a fake presidential limo. Last years car was an armored mock up of the Clinton 1997 limo. This time, it’s the mock up for the Reagan car (1983 Cadillac Fleetwood). This car was used in In the Line of Fire, making it look like a real presidential limo, instead of an ordinary black limo from a livery service.
For the untrained observer, the TV wing on the trunk is the first dead giveaway that it’s a fake. Also the lack of armor or BFG 9000s in the fenders
It’s a slow, gloomy Tuesday commute, when out of nowhere, this cream-colored nightmare comes storming into view.
Not only is it exhibit A in how to take America’s most successful car of the day, the ‘77 Cutlass, make it smaller (good), even less powerful (bad), and less aggressive, by halving the number of lights (emasculatingly bad). Then, for ’79, change the grille to make it even uglier. (Two fat sections per side instead of three more slender ones.)