Illustration for article titled CC Capsule: 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale-The Greater Brougham Land Whale Faces Extinction

Yes, yes; you are seeing one of the last of a dying breed of car, the Broughamus Terraceti Automobilius, The Greater Brougham Land Whale. Vehicles like this once covered the streets like Passenger Pigeons once covered the sky. Sadly, those times are no more, and aren’t likely to come back.

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Illustration for article titled CC Capsule: 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale-The Greater Brougham Land Whale Faces Extinction

Both the Greater Brougham Land Whale and the Passenger Pigeon were partly driven to extinction by over hunting in various forms. The Brougham Whale was over hunted by greedy and thoughtless scrapyards that wanted nothing but money. These scrapyards would often not sell any usable but non-essential parts the Brougham Whales still had on them, much like the greedy and thoughtless men that hunted the Passenger Pigeon just for target practice and not for meat.

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Illustration for article titled CC Capsule: 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale-The Greater Brougham Land Whale Faces Extinction

Unlike the pigeon, the Brougham Whales were considered to have very tasty red meat (interior) by some (Carmine, Tom Klockau, Richard Bennett), but sickening and poisonous meat to others (Syke, Lawrence). I don’t think it’s exactly sickening and poisonous, but I do consider it to be a lower grade cut of meat knowing the grades of plastic used in the interior.

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Illustration for article titled CC Capsule: 1976 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale-The Greater Brougham Land Whale Faces Extinction

But this is no ordinary Brougham Whale. This is an Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, the top-of-the-line model 88 for that year. It is a very rare beast if it hasn’t yet faced cosmetic surgery (being turned into a hideous Donk Whale or Scraper Whale/Low-Rider Whale). Sadly, it has beached on a used car lot and left to rot. Look at its sorrowful and saddened face above and feel the pain it has gone through. Join the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Automobiles (ASPAC)! Save The Brougham Whales!

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(Mr. Edward Mann, aged 13, is CC’s youngest Contributor – Ed.)

Republished from Curbside Classic:

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/cc-capsul…

Written by Mr. Edward Mann

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