Blip: Take A Deep Breath of Breadth

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Once, there was a magical time when Oldsmobile’s designers lamented at the limited width of American roads. “Wider,” they shrieked, “wider! We can build them wider, if they’d only let us! Why can’t we have a true three-lane car? Why must we be restricted so by lanes and roads and trees and buildings? Width, dammit, we crave width!” In 1971, the whole design team wes executed in secret for going against company rules to build a Delta 88 that was 24 feet wide.

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I like a nice wide stance too.

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