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Old January 10th, 2008
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1994 Oldsmobile Silhouette

According to the rental car shuttle van driver in "Get Shorty", the Oldsmobile Silhouette is "The Cadillac Of Minivans".

If that's the case, Chili Palmer would be pretty disappointed in the example I looked at today. After 216,000 miles, the headliner is sagging and leaking insulation all over the interior, the leather seats up front (and their attached armrests) look like the dog ate them and spit them out, and the wheels and tires are mismatched. The front license plate bracket is long gone, and the factory stereo has been replaced (neatly though) with a 1.5DIN Pioneer CD deck.

But Chili Palmer rented his van for a few weeks and probably spent about the same $600 that I'll be buying this van for tomorrow. A few trips to a few salvage yards and a good upholstery shop should have this van back in tip top condition.

The most amazing thing is the body. The U-vans as some call them have side panels made of a plastic composite similar to that used on Saturns. Except for a few scratches through the clearcoat, the van looks like new after a wash. The 3 original wheels still shine up nice and the Lumina Euro rim on the right front will get replaced eventually.

I'll post pictures (before, during recon, and after) when I get the chance. Should be bringing it home tomorrow night and I'll detail the interior (and duct tape the crappy front seats up until I can afford to replace them) and see how it looks before and after as well.
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