Three Quintessential Nerd Cars (That Won't Be at Barrett Jackson this Week)
Everyone geeks out for something - as evidenced by the throng of classic and custom car enthusiasts who will descend on the Barrett Jackson Auto Show this week to slobber over dual overhead cams and bored-out-twin-turbo... something or other (check out today's slideshow here).
3. 1973 Delta 88 Oldsmobile
The only film it didn't make an appearance in was The Quick and the Dead and only because that was a Western (however, there is a little part of me that likes to believe that the anachronistic sedan was covered somewhere in a blacksmith's shop or hidden in a cave just outside of town, ala Back to the Future III) Regardless, it deserves to join the ranks of Ecto-1 and Bond's Aston Martin as one of the great autos of nerd-dom.
Everyone laughed at the midsize crossover - but thanks to Walter White, the chemistry geek turned badass on Breaking Bad, the Aztek has a new cult following. True, teenage boys will not adorn their walls with posters of the beast and it's not exactly a panty dropper, but drive one just once and check out the double takes you'll get when pulling into your favorite chicken restaurant.
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