This 1963 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 Deluxe convertible 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 blue on this car looks like a sunny-day sky, and the new white
convertible top is a puffy cloud. It's a color combo that follows
close to the original, but with a respray along the way to look
quite nice in the sunshine. Plus, you have 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 just after the headlights and runs uninterrupted
to the taillights. Even the factory wheel covers are in place. It's
a true time capsule convertible in all the best ways.
If you like the way the white top looks against the blue, then with
a flip of a switch, you'll love powering the roof down to reveal
the white interior. The seats have seen investments over the years,
so they feel fresher. You get individual comfort of bucket seats,
and the rear even has real legroom (not something you'd find on
today's compacts!) The classic style means an artful dashboard that
houses a long speedometer, bright knobs, and even the original AM
radio that's still on display. A slender gearshift lever hangs from
the steering column, and the factory dual-spoke steering wheel has
a cool jet-age look.
Under the hood, the bold red air topper and shining silver
components draw you into the special motor. This was the last year
of the alloy 215 cubic-inch V8. 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.
The sale comes complete with the original warranty car, owners
manual, and service manuals. 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 today!!!