WELL MAINTAINED, ORIGINAL INTERIOR, ONLY ONE REPAINT, #'S MATCHING 350, NICE!
Somehow with Chevelle and GTO prices skyrocketing, Oldsmobiles have remained supremely affordable. What's even better is that cars like this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible typically offer more features for the money, and the Oldsmobile engines put out more torque than their siblings and offer better durability. If you're looking for a great A-body cruiser, an ultra-clean ragtop like this is a very smart choice.
For something different, dig this sophisticated and subtle Olds's sublime color combination. That's code 81 Bamboo combined with a code 979 Saddle interior, both of which are this car's original choices. Repainted a few years ago, the Bamboo is a subtle look that neatly straddles the Oldsmobile's position between sport and luxury, and in a sea of bright blue and red A-bodies, this one definitely stands out. From the split grille up front to those artfully sculpted rear fenders, it still has a sporty, aggressive look, but the shiny paint tones it down a bit, making this the perfect car for the guy who likes a low profile with his muscle. Fit and finish are quite good, and there's no evidence that this car has ever been rusty, although it does show the usual signs of use and age. All the chrome and stainless is in good condition, and against that Bamboo paint, it definitely glitters.
The Saddle interior is definitely an unusual choice, but with the Bamboo paint, it is absolutely the best possible choice. Plan old black? Too hot. White? Too bland. No, this two-tone tan interior is fantastic. It's also in decent condition, with only minor fading (what do you expect-it's a convertible from a sunny state). Door panels, carpets, and the dash pad are all quite good, and the original gauges offer brushed stainless steel faces and bright indicators that are instantly recognizable as Oldsmobile. An AM/FM radio has been fitted and powers a number of speakers throughout the interior, but otherwise it's quite stock and very handsome inside, with an upscale vibe that distinguishes it from the other cars. The tan power convertible top, complete with glass rear window, was installed in the not-too-distant past, along with new weather-stripping, and it includes a matching tan boot.
Oldsmobile's Rocket 350 shared its displacement with the other GM intermediates, but little else. Thanks to a high nickel content block, Olds engines seem to be able to take a lot of abuse before giving up the ghost, and when they're well maintained like this numbers-matching unit, they'll run practically forever. This one is wearing what appears to be origianl Oldsmobile Gold paint, which dates back to the '50s, and you'll note factory A/C is part of the package with the system working properly. There's plenty of new gear, too, including a fresh alternator and master cylinder, so it's ready to enjoy. A TH350 3-speed automatic drives the original rear end, and it offers that distinctive Oldsmobile soundtrack thanks to a new Flowmaster exhaust system. Color-matched Olds Rallye wheels have been fitted with fat white-letter radials that look awesome.
So give an Olds a chance, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Plenty of power, a dash of luxury, and a fantastic look all make it an affordable way to have some drop-top fun. Call today!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Tilt Wheel
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
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