Two things: 1) crappy cell phone pictures, and 2) 1980s-1990s engine porn ahead.

Dozens of cars from the entire history of the company, but really, I only cared about the ones I grew up around.

My first memory was riding in the back of my dad's Cutlass, of which the museum (in Lansing, MI) had an almost identical model (top image).

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This was the only G-Body I've ever heard of with a manual transmission.

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My wife couldn't understand why this Cutlass was here, as she thought it was hideous. Yeah, well, she hasn't owned four W-Bodies in her lifetime. I also pointed out the 2.8L under the hood was essentially the same one that powers my S-10 at home. "Yeah, that's even worse, then."

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Now, there were lots of cars, but there were nearly as many engines scattered around the museum. This one was missing a placard, but I'm guessing it's the last 3800 Series I to roll off the line.

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This was the first engine I saw upon entering, and I was so geeked I had her take a picture of me next to it. The last 2.4l DOHC produced! She didn't get why I was hopping up and down, begging her to take a picture of me next to it. Well, she's never bled all over the downpipe trying to change an oxygen sensor on one in the dorm parking lot in a snowstorm. This was the engine that earned me my only speeding ticket (granted, it was a 30 in a 25 mph zone, but... shut up).

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Another shot of the 2.4l.

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Speaking of which, there were almost a dozen variants of the Quad 4 laying about (being an Olds-developed motor), from development mules to racing variants to the Aerotech engines.

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This one was interesting. I didn't know they based the Atlas engines off the Quad 4. I mentioned to her this was the grandfather of the motor that's in our Envoy. She asked when we could leave.

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There were also V6s and V8s from the era...

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First-gen L67.

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I don't understand the placard. This was never in the Grand Prix. The 97+ models got the Series II, but the 1988-1996 cars had the LQ1 (or the 3.1 Turbo) at best. I don't mean to pick nits or be a smartass, but this is a museum.

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This was by no means all they have at the museum. On the contrary, it's a rather large building with dozens of cars and engines (and lawnmowers. Seriously.) from the past century-plus. I was simply transfixed on the hardware that I grew up around. If you're ever in the area, I highly suggest paying a visit. Admission was six dollars, and it's a block away from the Radisson Hotel and a few more from the capitol. Well worth seeing.