Workman Follows His Station Wagon During Testing at an Auto Emission Inspection Station in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio – September 1975

The wagon is a full-size 1975 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. In our house, this type of wagon is affectionately known as The Super Clam. Why? Because the tailgate rolls down into the body, and the window rolls up into the roof. Power usually came from a 455 cubic inch V8 engine. Leather or high-grade vinyl interiors were the norm. Despite getting around 12mpg, would I own one of these today?

A definitive YES.

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Original Caption: Workman Follows His Station Wagon During Testing at an Auto Emission Inspection Station in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since January, 1975, All Light Duty, Spark Ignition Powered Motor Vehicles Must Be Checked Annually for Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbon Emissions, and Given a Safety Check. All Other Vehicles Registered in the City Must Undergo an Annual Safety Check. the Safety Check Had Been a Semi-Annual Event until the Addition of Emissions Testing 09/1975

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-15455

Photographer: Eiler, Lyntha Scott, 1946-

Subject: Cincinnati (Hamilton county, Ohio, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=557905

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