Oh, hell yeah. The sound of that 455 was awesome. Did you ever look at the suspension on that thing?
I never paid much attention to that suspension tho it survived an interesting wreck.
In the Summer of 73, I was working at a Summer retreat. One of the members of my rec crew hit the left rear of the Olds spinning it completely around. The rear slid along a stone wall and the only thing which protected the gas tank was a trailer hitch.
The stone wall ground off nearly the entire bottom of a heavy duty bolt. Then the rear fell from the wall onto the street. The suspension absorbed the fall. Around six months later I had new tire put on and the guy noticed the wheel had a crack around 10 inches long. The tire covered it and I had driven a few thousand miles, many of them at high speed, on that wheel.
My friend’s pickup suffered major damage but the Olds just had a bent fender, except for that hidden crack in the wheel.
My Father bought the car new, then my Brother had it, then I bought it from him for $250. I drove it for maybe another 50,000 miles and sold it with well over 200,000 on the odometer. It still ran great.
No major work was ever done on it. Just oil and filter changes. I did have to replace the seal on the AC compressor and the water pump probably had to be replaced 3 times in the life of the engine. Nothing else that I can remember.
A great, comfortable and fast car.