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 bright
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
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 the 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 there for 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, and this even comes with a plaque
claiming this was the last off the line! So it's great to have
what's believed to be the original motor still in the engine bay.
And the way it runs really reaffirms the feeling of quality care.
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 from Morgans to
Range Rovers. Another short-run interesting feature is the Roto
Hydramatic automatic transmission. Power steering and a supple ride
keep this a nice cruiser. Plus, the rare unibody design (the next
year would swatch to body-on-frame) makes the construction tighter.
So you can expect a more solid feeling than the usual 1960s
The sale comes complete with the window sticker, service manuals,
promotional literature, and a custom placard. 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!!!
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