For Sale: 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible

The Oldsmobile Cutlass is a line of automobiles produced by Oldsmobile between 1961 and 1988, and again briefly in 1997-1999. Over time the Cutlass name accumulated great brand equity, becoming not only Oldsmobile's best-selling model but one of the most popular nameplates in the industry in the 1970s. By the 1980s, Oldsmobile was using the Cutlass as a sub-marque, with numerous vehicle lines bearing the name simultaneously. These included the Cutlass Calais compact, the midsize Cutlass Ciera, the Cutlass Cruiser station wagon, and top of the line midsize Cutlass Supreme.

For consignment, code name Rosie. A 1972 Cutlass Supreme purchased new at Delmar-Minchew Buick/Oldsmobile in Wallace, North Carolina by a helicopter pilot and his wife and was a present for his safe return home from Vietnam. After being in their care for 48 years and now in our consignor's capable hands, this drop top Olds has led a charmed life. Still wearing its original paint and never having body repairs they don't come along like this very often...read on before this message self-destructs.

Exterior
Wearing her original coat of Matador Red paint that was applied at the factory and showing all the factory set lines and gaps, this drop top Olds presents very well. As with any 50 year old paint job we note some chips, dings and scrapes but no rust or invasive damage. A pinstripe follows the upper body line and flows nicely with the coke bottle styling. A perfectly aligned split egg crate style grille and dual headlights with a pristine bumper below which continues the grille opening and houses round signal/running lights is below. Shiny trimmings show up all over this car and work in conjunction with the pinstripe to accentuate the forward moving form of this car. These include wheel well trim, rocker trim, razor thin body side molding, and window trimmings are all looking great. A newer white canvas convertible top is on and displays well with the glass rear window. Bringing up the rear is a beautiful V formed rear bumper with dual exhaust outlets with a series of 6 square inset taillights on each side. This bumper is the only body change from original as it was taken from a 442 of the same vintage. Like new BF Goodrich raised white letter tires wrap 14-inch Oldsmobile Super Stock 2 wheels which have deep dish rings and body matching centers. "If your friends could see you now"

Interior
Opening the large well balanced doors we shake hands with a wonderful door panel on either side these have white vinyl surrounding an island of wood applique which houses the mirror toggle, and leather door pull. Just below are the clean and original armrests which house the door actuator. Wrapping up the lower panel is a strip of black carpeting. Slipping inside we get behind the original wheel which fronts a very clean and original dash. This presents to us in black and is loaded with plenty of wood applique for the gauge cluster. Below and to the right of the cluster is the brushed aluminum panel for the heat and AC, (which blows cold by the way), and centrally located in the dash is the factory AM/FM radio, an aftermarket oil pressure gauge residing just above, and in front of the passenger we see a glove box. All aligned perfectly. Fronting this dash is a wonderfully clean split back bench front seat which is tuck and roll white vinyl and has a central fold up and down armrest and an added consolette with cup holders. The back has an equally beautiful and clean rear bench, and these all float in a sea of black flawless carpeting. A shout out to the trunk with its wonderful original mat and speckle finish paint. Sit back and turn on the new AM/FM radio and breathe in the 1972 design you are now surrounded by! "Nothing to watch but the road.."

Drivetrain
A pop of the hood which has new insulation on the underside and you will be in rebuilt 350ci Rocket engine gold painted heaven! There is a 2-barrel factory carb atop and a rebuilt TH350 automatic transmission on back. And lest we forget it has a 10-bolt rear with a 2.73 gear ratio. "The power of intelligent engineering."

Undercarriage
I've had the pleasure of experiencing and writing about several of this consignor's cars, and even visited the wonderfully appointed facility where these cars reside. Temp controlled some up on jacks and all on battery tenders. I say this because the underside of this car shows the care it was given, and the environment in which it resided. Minor surface rust on untreated components and none of that fancy rattle can black treatment here, just the way it was built in '72. A totally rebuilt brake system, power discs upfront and power drums for the rear. The car rides on independent coil sprung front suspension, and a 4 link system with coil springs in back. Dual exhaust is noted as well as stock style mufflers that end with highly polished trumpet bell style tips.

Drive-Ability
As it looks, it performs and this car was a pleasure to drive and experience, a complete throwback to the early 1970's. All buttoned up and a quick warm up and I gently pushed the accelerator to the floor and took off with rocket like acceleration. Smooth shifting, bias free panic stopping and a comfy cruise without even breaking a sweat. All functions were working well during my tenure behind the wheel and while the A/C did blow cold I took our consignor's advice and went top down because who cares about A/C when you have a convertible! "In man's search for a new measure of excellence..."

What more can I say, other than just a beautiful example from 1972. Well preserved wearing its original paint, a clean white interior and nary a spot of rust to be seen. It's rare we get a classic piece of Detroit iron in our Hallowed Halls wearing its original paint, remaining largely unmolested, and with a great papertrail. Hurry in, this Rocket is sure not to last.

VIN DECODE
3J67K2M211516
3-Oldsmobile
J-Cutlass Supreme
67-Convertible
K-350ci V8 2bbl Dual Exhaust
2-1972
M-Lansing, MI Assy Plant
211516-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAG
STYLE 72 34267-1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible
BODY LAN445633-Lansing Body #
TR 977-White Vinyl
PNT 75A-Matador Red, White Top
04B-2nd Week April Build
A65-Split Bench Seat

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • Listing ID: CC-1572628
  • Price: $40,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Cutlass
  • Exterior Color:Matador Red
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:102600
  • Stock Number:3705
  • VIN:3J67K2M211516

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