This rare 1968 Olds F-85 W-31 Ram
Rod was bought new in 1968 from Beckwith Motors in Middlebury, VT. It
and a Cutlass S W-31 were left over on the lot and I was able to buy
it for about $2800. There were only 500 made.
The car came from the
factory with ram-air scoops under the front bumper feeding the
Quadrajet through large flexible ducts. It came with a Hurst 4-speed,
beefed up cooling and suspension, low-restriction dual exhausts, and
a black interior with a bench (!!) front seat. The car was very fast
and I remember that one of the magazines published a road test at the
time stating that even though the factory rated the 350 at 325 hp,
the actual output was more like 375 hp.
It served as our family car
for 5 years at which time I sold it for about $1200 (one of the
dumbest things I have ever done). Enjoy the pictures because they're
all I've got left.