Preston, Minnesota: Two-Way Oldsmobile

Two 1950s Oldsmobiles were sliced in half and then welded back together to make a single car with two fronts and no trunk. Still driven in local parades.
Address:
601-707 Fillmore St E, Preston, MN
Directions:
On the south side of US Hwy 52 at its intersection with Houston St. NW. May be seasonally moved/stored.
Hours:
May be seasonally moved/stored.
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Preston Boosters.

Preston Boosters Car

The Booster Car was made in the 1960s by Vern K. from two Oldsmobiles -- a 1952 and a 1953 -- one of those is a model 88 and the other is a 98. Ben H. found it on a used car lot, bought it for $500, and donated it to the Preston Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Booster Club) which now maintains it. This mechanical wonder has been in many local parades over the years and is still drivable from either end! I love the slogan "Always go forward;" no matter where you sit in this car, you're always facing front.

[R Fox, 10/27/2017]

Two way Oldsmobile.

Two-Way Oldsmobile

Two-Way Oldsmobile -- looks like it has moved locations and now sits in the Preston fairgrounds in Preston along Fillmore St.

[Loni, 09/01/2015]
Two-Way Oldsmobile

Unfortunately we couldn't find the car. We found the intersection where it was suppose to be, but no car.

[ferguso, 07/31/2015]

Attractions with wheels -- such as two-headed cars -- always have the potential to move elsewhere. The service station that displayed the car came under new ownership in 2014, so the car probably disappeared then.

2-way car.

Two-Way Oldsmobile

"Aren't those the suicide doors on that car?" It takes a few moments to realize that this wonderful old Oldsmobile is actually two front halves put together. It looks like it can be driven both ways because of some retrofitting components. Still has its vintage colors. The car was unlocked; it still has that vintage smell, too.

[Bruce-e, 06/30/2013]

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