FRAME- OFF RESTORED DROPTOP, 47K ACTUAL MILES, PWR TOP, WINDOWS, BRAKES, STEER!!
Always respected for their combination of power and style, Oldsmobiles were high quality cars that earned their reputation the hard way: by being better than the other guy. This particular '67 Olds Cutlass ragtop is a handsome, capable machine that delivers luxury and performance in equal measure, and it's a refreshing change from the long line of Chevelles and GTOs you usually find at the local cruise night.
The color is a variation on the original code D Crystal Blue, but rendered in modern urethane it's almost electric. Whatever the name, dark blues are a staple of the Oldsmobile palette and always looks good on the unique sheetmetal curves. In 1967, the Cutlass was Oldsmobile's bread and butter line, with a wide variety of body styles, but none are as handsome as the convertible, which neatly straddles the line between muscle car and luxury car. The paint job is only a few years old, and was applied to straight body panels offering factory-style fit and finish and a deep shine that really looks great. Chrome is actually very good, including the unique Oldsmobile front end treatment where a two-tier bumper helps frame the headlights and grille. A bright strip of stainless parallels the body line around the fenders, and the stainless on the windshield surround still carries a decent shine. Original emblems, including the 'CS' badges representing Cutlass Supreme, hang in their original locations on the front fender and deck lid, adding their own upscale feel to the car.
The handsome dark blue interior is the ideal complement to the blue paint, and we're wondering if perhaps the paint was matched to the new interior because the match is pretty darned close. Bucket seats and a console enhance the sporty attitude, along with a pair of round gauges in the dash that were the epitome of "racy" in the 1960s. Everything is in good condition, and aside from that locking center console with cup holders, it's pretty stock, right down to the original AM/FM radio in the dash. Other options include power windows, which are always welcome on a ragtop, as well as a glowing white power convertible top that looks almost new. The carpets and dash pad were also replaced during the restoration, so they're crisp and sharp, with the lower edges of the dash painted to match the body, so it all looks very neat. There's also a correctly detailed trunk with a new pad and full-sized spare with its own matching cover.
There will be no surprises with the 400 cubic inch V8 under the hood, however. This car was built back when General Motors allowed each division to work independently and there was very little component sharing between the brands. As a result, the Oldsmobile V8 has a unique voice, delivering very respectable performance and legendary durability thanks to their high nickel content iron blocks. All Oldsmobile small blocks are painted gold, and the air cleaner on this one leaves no question about what kind of engine it is. Power steering and power brakes were appropriate additions to the options list, and there's a new alternator providing the electricity. The transmission is a TH400 3-speed automatic, which is an upgrade over the 2-speed Jetaway automatic from 1966, and the entire chassis is very clean. The dual exhaust system features Flowmaster mufflers that sound appropriately sophisticated for an Oldsmobile, and it rolls on a set of handsome chrome Torque Thrust wheels wearing 215/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear blackwall radials.
Oldsmobile fans already know this is a cool car, and if you're not yet an Oldsmobile fan but are looking for a cool drop-top cruiser this summer, you could do a lot worse than this cool Cutlass convertible. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Owner's Manual
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
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