The dank stank

Discussion in 'Interior City' started by moleary, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Anyone with original interiors in our muscle BUICK cars, circa 60's -70's, know the delicious aroma I am describing....the flavors do vary a bit, but if you love the dank stank and you know what I am talking about, chime in.
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  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    They should make that a cologne. Its hard to describe. I just call it "old car smell". And each car has it own unique aroma. In the beater, its really strong. Its got that weird "mohair" scent you get with 1930's, 1940's car. Especially when you turn the heat on. Love it
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  3. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    I heard a couple years back that burlap is the biggest cause of that smell. I'm sure burlap was used on every car seat made here.

  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Know the smell very well,...and I too love it
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I laugh sometimes when I get home from a car night, Jen will kiss me and say, "phew! smell like old cars" lol
  6. Waterboy

    Waterboy Gold Level Contributor

    My buddy has a garage full of old cars. He's got a 1954 Hudson Hornet that smells exactly like my dad's 1953 Buick Roadmaster did when I was a kid! Yes, I love the smell too!!!
  7. guyver002

    guyver002 Well-Known Member

    I love that smell a lot as well. Yet another reason why old cars are an ""experience" to me instead transportation from point A to point B. I have only had my buick for 2 years and recently I was worried once I noticed I wasnt smelling that anymore. I thought "oh no mybe you get used to it" Then one day I left it outside the carport for something and was greeted by burning vinyl on my butt and the old car aroma! I was so happy lol
  8. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Every car is unique, it's like your own fart, everyone else thinks it stinks like s*** but to yourself it ain't that bad at

    My 56,000 mile GTO has sat in an old garage all them years and has that smell with a mix of musty and dirty big time, on a windy day outside with the windows down I can smell it 20 feet from the car.
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  9. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Everyone likes there own brand! My 21 yr old daughter said "Dank" is a good thing. However I dont think she was thinking about old cars.
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  10. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    In he famous words of Cleveland Brown;

    "Close that window you're letting all the stank out"

  11. deluxe68

    deluxe68 Well-Known Member

    Smell doesn't bother me at all, kinda like it in a weird way I guess.
    Burlap was a good description in above comment.
    I always thought it had to be something to do with asbestos.
  12. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I like Jason's idea of a Hoppes #9 car air freshener!:)
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  13. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    I may not be an "old car" smell. After all, these cars do have large back seats. ;)
  14. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    My Skylark was my Grandmothers car brand new, sat in it all the time while I was growing up. even after a complete interior restoration and 45 years have gone by it smells exactly the same. Love it.
  15. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I removed my carpet, spread it out on clean cement drive on a sunny warm day, washed it with soap, let it dry. Vacuumed it, and it still smells the same.
    I think it's the cardboard colored jute backing that's the cause....
  16. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    My old roof drain wasn’t aligned right, and I had standing water in the rear seat foot wells whenever I left the car out and it rained. I got the “dank” along with the moldy/mildewy aroma every time I opened a door. After the rebuild, the roof drain was fixed, the carpet was replaced with new insulation, and now it’s just the “old convertible “ cologne I grew up with. Makes me smile every time I sit in the drivers seat.
  17. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    Mine is a mix of old car smell and dryer sheets with just a touch of mothball.
  18. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    LOL, my 67 coupes back seat is one of the most cramped uncomfortable back seats of any car I have ever owned. No room back there for any extracurricular activities
  19. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Does anyone have the dreaded mouse pee stank?
  20. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    I was just in the garage and stuck my head in the opened window of the GTO and instantly the car starts to express itself. If i had to describe it like a cigar .... Each inhale reflects a marriage of 49 year old dirty madrid vinyl combined with strong musty aroma resembling an old basement. It has quality's of gas, burnt oil, old plastic and just hint of old man ass. There may of been a intonation of rodent we-we but hard to distinguish.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018
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