1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupe
Oldsmobile first used the Cutlass name on an experimental sports
coupe designed in 1954. It rode a 110 in (2,800 mm) wheelbase and
featured a dramatic boat-tailed fastback roofline and stock V8. Its
platform was similar to the compact F-85 introduced seven years
For consignment an Oldsmobile Cutlass from 1969. This car retains
most of its original look, panels and interior, but has a fair
amount of body filler throughout which is covering some underlying
rust on the body. Trimmings are fairly shiny, and bumpers are still
looking good. The original pre 1970 avocado green is reserved for
the interior and shows some slight water damage and soiling. An
unrestored engine bay and you could say we have a survivor on our
hands in 1969 Olds form.
This 2-door grocery getter car was designed to be a good looker,
with some power added in, but pretty much a non-muscle Olds. A
split vertical ribbed grille leads the way with dual flanking
headlights on either side. A central bump up front for the front
bumper and curve down for the hood come together to split the front
grille. White paint covers all the metal surfaces which have areas
throughout of body filler and repairs from previous attempts. Some
cracking off of the paint is noted around the rear deck and on the
rockers rust bubbling can be seen under the paint. Shiny trimmings,
in particular the beltline spear which wraps around the midsection
of this coupe adds a nice highlight to the curved early coke bottle
design. Pointy bullet-like curves for the front and rear of this
car with integrated chromed bumpers finishing off the look on front
and rear. Standard white wall tires on all 4 corners, and dog dish
coverings are all around.
A swing of the door and we are in pre 1970's avocado green heaven.
It is everywhere and save for some wear and soiling, it is looking
interesting. Door panels have triangular vinyl pattern with tuck
and roll stitching, some wavy trimmings on the delineating and a
solid green vinyl panel below the arm rest. Seats show up in green
as well with tuck and roll lighter green bordered by some dark
green piping, and low headrests. A split front bench in front and a
full rear bench all in avocado are noted. The original molded vinyl
dash has a trio of inset large circular gauges. Control buttons and
sliders are mounted in a strip just below these gauges, and all is
well within ergonomic reach of the driver. A/C and the original
AM/FM radio are mounted into this dash. Green carpeting covers the
floors and is slightly faded, just a little soiled, but mostly good
condition. The green headliner is still tight, but slightly soiled.
This interior has me green with avocado envy!
A gold painted block and valve covers show off this 350ci V8 which
sits in this unrestored engine bay. It is not original to this car
but is of the similar year to this car (ca. 1968-1970). It has a
single 4-barrel carburetor atop and a TH350 transmission on back
which is a 3-speed automatic. A 12-bolt rear puts power from the
mill to the rear wheels. This transmission is also not original to
this car according to the numbers.
Plenty of patina worn off undercoated surfaces are noted when up on
our lift. Rockers have some heavy surface rust where the frame off
the frame meets them. The car is still structurally sound but with
the heavy surface rust it may eventually need to be addressed.
Independent coil springs for the front, and a 4 link with coil
springs for the rear suspension, also showing some surface rust
along with power disc brakes for the front and power drums for the
rear. A newer exhaust system is seen installed.
She fired right up and off to the test track where it performed
well. Smooth acceleration, smooth shifting, and bias free braking
on the panic stop. I noticed the horn was inoperable, reverse
lights not working, and the heater blower did not want to work for
me. Also, the A/C belt has been removed so it is unsure as to if it
works as well.
A surviving example not perfect but retaining its original nice
lines and trimmings. Not a muscle car but a nice design with a
great green interior. A Holiday Coupe version in need of some TLC
but all the fixings are there!
M-Lansing, MI Assy Plant
427353-Sequential Unit Number
ST 69 33687-1969 Cutlass S 2 Door Holiday Coupe
BDY LAN427688-Lansing Body #
TR 942-Green Vinyl
PNT 57 59-Glade Green, Meadow Green
06D-4th Week June Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
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