Precious Metals Fine Motor cars of San Diego is proudly representing this 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible for a local southern California client, and it is one fine automobile.
This car has 52 years of ownership documentation. Its chain of custody dates back to its first registration, the vehicle includes a detailed 3 ring binder with 38 years of maintenance, parts and restoration. The current owner acquired the car in 2015 and a comprehensive restoration was done in 2016. Restoration not replacement was the goal of the owner and preserving as much of its originality was a major focus. Due to the car being a California vehicle from new minimal rust was evident and not widespread it was professionally treated. Original to the car is factory tinted glass, all chrome and stainless trim was left surviving in superb condition its light patina gives the car its well cared for appearance. Items redone in the restoration as needed include full engine and transmission rebuild, braking, suspension, wiring, rubber all have been inspected and any issues have been addressed. In summary various components were keep in original condition and only replaced if posed a safety risk which none shown signs of misuse.
This car carries a unique history from new, from what we can gather the car was born in California and lived here its entire life. Constructed in October of 1969 in Fremont, California the car was shipped to Kaiser Brothers Oldsmobile in Los Angeles per customer order. The vehicle still dons original dealer license plate frames and plastic insert. The retains its original Build Sheet, Soft trim broadcast sheet and owner’s manual. Many seldom seen features can be observed. A very rare GM A body option is the “Night Watch” switch which is a feature seen on cars of today that dims the headlights after a vehicle is shut off in the garage. This unique option worked with use of capacitor linked to oil pressure to time it perfectly and allowed a person illumination from the headlights to safely roam about the vehicle after exiting and gathering your belongs. Keep in mind this technology was way before key fobs and was state of the art for 1970. Most importantly its recoded on the Build sheet along with the frame rails of the convertible top being painted to match the interior upholstery as many would know most all times these pieces are standard black. The car only lacks 3 options Cruise Control, 8 track and Power bucket seat. We are left to believe this special order was a promo car of some type or executive purchase to have such uncommon components.
The car is powered by its original number matching 350 V8 producing 310hp and 390 lbs of torque, mated to its original transmission. The car is simply a dream to drive has power front disc brakes and offers excellent gas mileage with its 2.56:1 rear end gear ratio. Its exterior finish was not easy feat for the restorers team, he commissioned a very high level paint job in its Original Color of Azure Blue consisting of proper and precise metal work, naval ship grade primer with 4 coast of both primer and color, with wet sanding throughout the process to ensure longevity and a quality finish.
Overall, the car has undergone painstakingly rigorous restoration with a high level of attention to detail. Oldsmobile experts were consulted to ensure accuracy, and its final assembly was combed over by some of the finest eyes in the industry. This is a delightful 1970 Oldsmobile finished in a very special color the drivability will and its new owner will be toughly impressed with its history, documentation and overall experience of many years to come from owning this fantastic automobile.