A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

From 1961-72, Ford didn’t lay claim to the only F-series in America.

Oldsmobile launched its compact F85 model in 1961, but the car really came of age in 1964 when the compact uni-body was reintroduced as an intermediate car with body-on-frame design. The public loved the 1964 Oldsmobile F85, like this one we spotted recently, and sales of the F85 jumped in 1964. Ultimately, the F85 nameplate was dropped in 1972 but its legacy would live on in the form of the Oldsmobile Cutlass, which was originally a sub-model of the F85.

Check out some pics of the ’64 Olds F85 above and then browse the original 1961 Oldsmobile F-85 brochure from GM.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.