215 V8, ROTO HYDROMATIC TRANS, PWR STEER, CLEAN IN/ OUT, FUN TO DRIVE, UNIQUE!
This 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 coupe represents a distinct era in all the best ways. An interesting design, unibody construction, and a V8 that would become the toast of Europe. So to have this all presented so authentically (right down to likely the original motor) is quite a nice treat at quite a nice price.
The factory-correct Provincial White is a great way to showcase this coupe. It gives the well-creased sheetmetal the same appeal as a finely starched white button-down shirt. And just as formal is all the complete brightwork package. They really loved to make these elements as long and as possible. That's why the bumpers have an extended wraparound; the hood ornament runs the full length of the front; and the sweeping side trim starts at the Cutlass badge on the front fender and runs uninterrupted to the jet-inspired F-85 in the rear. Even the factory wheel covers are in place, and we love the details like how the red steel wheel matches the red on the hubcap logo. It's a true time capsule coupe in all the best ways.
The hints of red outside lead to an all red two-tone interior. The colors of the vinyl set a nice attitude for a factory-correct and '60s-cool kind of space. And speaking of space, this might have been Oldsmobile's compact car, but there really is plenty of room. You get individual comfort of bucket seats, and the rear even has real legroom (not something you'd find on today's compacts!) Spanning the entire width of the car, the dashboard houses a long speedometer and bright knobs and buttons for things like the headlights, windshield wipers, heat/defrost and original AM radio that's still on display. A slender gearshift lever hangs from the steering column, and the original steering wheel shows yet more influences of jet age styling. It's a total package that impresses with its level of uniqueness, and it's nicely presented for a new generation to see.
Under the hood there's more hints of red as the correct air topper sits upon the 215 cubic-inch V8. This motor has the correct 1962 date code, and shows so much originality, that we would not be surprised if this car was born with this exact powerplant. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, it produces a fine amount of power and torque. In fact, this lightweight aluminum block was a bit ahead of its time at GM, but it found a larger purpose in England where it was developed to power everything Morgans to Range Rovers. Another short-run interesting features is the Roto Hydramatic automatic transmission. The ride is absolutely up to Oldsmobile standards. Power steering and a supple suspension feel nice when cruising. Plus, because this is a rare unibody design (the next year would swatch to body-on-frame) the construction is tighter. So you can expect a more solid feeling than the usual 1960s classic.
This is a truly interesting Olds coupe that was correctly restored to be a time capsule. It's impressive that this much distinction can also be so affordable. That's why you know you need to hurry for this deal. Call now!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Provincial White
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Trailing Arms With Coil Springs
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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