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Oldsmobile ACRS.

Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:13 am

Ran across this old picture/ad of an Oldsmobile with the ACRS (Air Cushion Restraint System) (air bags). Pretty neat.


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Post by ant7377 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:08 am

Hal Needham, the guy who was the director in the Smokey and the Bandit movies is/was a stuntman, and did a promotional video for this --crashing a car into a brick wall.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:22 am

Back in those days the best air bags were gals with some "cushions". The lass in the ad looks like she needs the ACRS. Where's Ms. Oldsmobile when you need her? Razz

Left to Right: Lynn Reck,Linda Vaughn and Ellsie Colter
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:18 am

See,thats what is wrong with the world today,they want to attract guys to buy a new car what better way than with chicks !
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:40 am

Might be the "generation gap" but I don't find them all that attractive. Not ugly, but not neck breaking. Killer legs though...

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Post by 77mali on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:40 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:Might be the "generation gap" but I don't find them all that attractive. Not ugly, but not neck breaking. Killer legs though...

I think the gal on the right is very attractive :-) ( If i was single- I would not ignore the other 2 either). lol!
Things were much different in the 70's but some carryover into the 80's when I grew up...I'm not THAT old.


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Post by ant7377 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:57 pm

They are knockouts,Natural beauty,not too much of that anymore.
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Post by The Dude on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

The one on the left is nasty looking. Linda was hot, but that's not her best pic. The one on the right has nice curves.

Linda in a better pic:



Back on topic though, that's amazing about the Olds ACRS! Did it ever hit the production line? Any chance of an RPO or has anyone ever seen one in real life? I know Olds was a pioneer for several car standards, but never knew about the airbags.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 am

I'm not 100% sure if it was production or not.

Here is a 1973 Impala with ACRS, as well:
http://www.stillruns.com/airbag.php

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Post by The Dude on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:35 pm

Found a few things about it on the web:
http://automotivemileposts.com/cadillac/cadi1974acrs.html
http://forums.aaca.org/f117/74-riviera-air-cushion-restraint-149488.html

Service manual:
http://www.bgcollectiblesplus.com/servlet/the-2504/1974-75-Buick-Cad/Detail

Strange that I've never heard of this before, but I guess you learn something new every day right? Looks to have only been installed on the big boys in the mid 70's & wasn't a very common option (around 10,000 built).

RPO code AR3
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Thanks for the links.

Automotive Mileposts is a great site, they are very knowledgeable! They have a great Facebook page too full of great stuff.

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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks for the PIC...do you have a larger size?.....droooooool......She looks a bit like Bo Derek in that one. drunken

Those links are pretty cool, it's very interesting how rare these cars seem to be.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:05 pm

Great photos here!!!

http://flickriver.com/groups/1619498@N22/pool/interesting/

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:40 pm

Gotta love those big A$$ sedans. I wish gas was cheap I'd have one for a DD .
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:37 am

Check out this page...a few pics of a 1973 Impala with ACRS

http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_chrysler_guy/page5/

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