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June 7, 2014

Roy Sherry says 18-foot-long sedan caught his attention

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Acceleration was amazingly responsive, and braking was firm and inspired even more confidence. For a car as long as three tall men, Lola cornered with easy grace. It was becoming difficult not to be jealous of Sherry. These covetous thoughts were dispelled by imagining that there’s no way Lola would fit in the garage.

“I like that there’s only one computer on this car,” Sherry said. “It’s for the ignition. The relative simplicity of all the systems is attractive to me. Unlike some of my modern cars, I can identify everything in the engine compartment.”

The view through the windshield of Lola’s lengthy hood with a centered, shiny trim bar and hood ornament appeals to him.

“It just feels right to me,” Sherry said. “The backseat and trunk are ridiculously huge.”

Lola isn’t his daily driver. He was three other vehicles, including an unlikely minuscule Smart car.

“Lola is great for trips with passengers,” he said. “I recently used it for a trip to a wedding in Stroud, and the four people who went with me had a luxurious ride.”

Have you seen a cool vehicle around Norman? Writer Doug Hill’s always on the lookout for future Dig My Ride columns. E-mail him at Hillreviews@hotmail.com.

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