1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is a mid-size car produced by
Oldsmobile between 1966 and 1997. It was positioned as a premium
offering at the top of the Cutlass range. It began as a trim
package, developed its own roofline, and rose during the mid-1970s
to become not only the most popular Oldsmobile but the highest
selling model in its class. In 1973, the Cutlass Supreme, like
other GM mid-size cars, was redesigned. Hardtop models were
replaced by new "Colonnade" styling with fixed center pillars.
Concerns over proposed rollover standards caused many automakers to
phase out their pillarless hardtops and convertibles throughout the
1970s, and the Cutlass was no exception. The 1973-74 energy crisis
resulting from the Arab Oil Embargo led Oldsmobile to introduce two
new smaller engines to the Cutlass line in 1975. The Chevrolet
built 250 cubic-inch inline six and three-speed manual transmission
were reinstated as standard equipment on the Supreme coupe and
sedan with a new Olds-built 260 cubic-inch Rocket V8.
For consignment, a project car if you will. With almost no invasive
rust on the body and undercarriage, an original but worn interior,
lots of recent service and a great driver. After making a 340 mile
trouble free trip to grace our Hallowed Halls this survivor is
ready to have new life breathed into it all the while still being
driven and enjoyed.
Cameo White covers the steel panels which have surface rust on the
lower sections of a few panels. The majority of the invasive rust
is evident around the passenger's opera window and lower rear
quarter panel. The Landau style vinyl roof has been removed showing
the underlying metal treated with a rust preventative primer,
however, pitting of the steel is still evident. Fit and finish as
to gaps is decent with slight misalignment of panels. The chrome is
presenting well with only minor delaminating itself of chrome
finish and also has dimpling. Matching 15-inch wire wheel covers
over steel wheels are noted on all 4 corners and are shod in almost
new blackwall rubber. Lots of steel to pay attention to especially
with the flowing almost bulbous lines that taper into the center of
the door from both the front fenders and rear quarter panels. All
of the glass presents well and is crack free with shiny stainless
trimmings, some of which have been removed but are included with
All original but time worn for the saddle interior. Saddle door
panels show off in a mix of vinyl, plastic and carpeting. The
plastic shows some scratching and dryness of the material, and the
lower carpeting strip has faded to a pea green hue. Up front a pair
of bucket seats flank a long console that races up and under the
dash. Within the console is an armrest/storage bin, the chrome
handled automatic shifter and a small storage area in the front.
The buckets, while worn, are original and present with smooth
saddle bolsters, a pillow top broadcloth lower insert and another
pillow top vinyl upper insert. Not only are these front seats in
bucket format but they also swivel to allow easier entrance and
exit for those of larger stature such as myself. The front buckets
show overall wear with seam separation and tearing of the
broadcloth, moreso on the driver's position. A Saddle vinyl rear
bench seat runs from interior panel to interior panel and presents
with some seam separation and tearing. The original dash shows wear
and cracking, with wood applique, and is loaded with slides for the
heater and ac controls, wipers and various other functions. Front
and center are deeply inset dual gauge pods that at first glance
look like the large end of a pair of binoculars. Gold carpet floods
the floors and shows with some staining and fade to green. Up above
is hanging a tight Saddle headliner.
Filling the unrestored and patina riddled engine bay is the correct
Oldsmobile 350ci V8 topped with a rebuilt 4bbl carburetor capable
of making 170hp. A 10-bolt 2.56 geared rear axle takes the power
from a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain has
been regularly serviced and has had a new fuel pump installed.
Unrestored and original is the theme here. Surface rust is making
an appearance on the solid steel frame and original non-undercoated
flooring. Only one small area of invasive rust is noted on the
passenger's rear floor pan. Independent coil spring front
suspension is on and works in conjunction with a 4 link and coil
spring rear suspension to provide that cushy Olds quality ride.
Power disc brakes are seen on the front and power drums are on the
rear and have been treated to a new master cylinder and a recent
brake job. A stock single exhaust system is noted, and we see a new
fuel tank and new lines.
Despite its exterior and interior flaws, this car runs beautifully.
It starts quickly, has great acceleration, and drives and rides
very smoothly. All working components are there save for the radio
not turning on and the A/C being nonfunctional, otherwise it is a
A wonderful survivor and an honestly presented car. It will need
some TLC on the cosmetic department, but it is all still there, and
a great drivetrain to work around. Break out your tools and enjoy a
project you can drive while you bring your dreams to fruition.
57-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
K-350ci V8 4bbl 170hp
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
152320-Sequential Unit Number
ST 3AJ57-1975 Cutlass Supreme Salon 2 Door Hardtop Coupe
BDY R190354-Sequential Unit Number
TR 630 AN7-Saddle Cloth & Vinyl Swivel Buckets
PNT 11L 55T-Cameo White, Sandstone Vinyl Landau Roof
06A-1st Week June Build
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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
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