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, probably the best year prior to the next generation changeover. This sleek sporty and nicely designed drop top version has recently been awakened from a 7 year slumber by our consignor. We give you a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible, with the biggest engine one could order. You might call this a sleeper 442, and definitely adding some class and muscle at the same time to our showroom which includes extensive rooms and halls of the Classic Auto Mall, a real standout among others.

Exterior
Wearing a repaint of the original Matador Red, prior repairs are beginning to show through the finish, particularly on the rear quarter panels and the bottoms of the doors. The paint itself is the deep end of the pool and looks good, it has painted on pinstriping and the gaps remain well minded. A perfectly aligned split grille and dual headlights with a lightly tarnished 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, rub strips and window trimmings are all looking great. Up top is a white canvas convertible roof with a glass rear window presenting with minor soiling and a few tears but fully operational. Bringing up the rear is a beautiful V formed rear bumper with a series of 6 square inset taillights on each side. Like new Firestone raised white letter tires wrap 15-inch Oldsmobile rally wheels which have deep dish rings and silver centers. "And now we see not just another pretty car."

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 slightly worn armrests which have the door actuator. Chrome cranks make an appearance for the windows and just below a strip of lightly faded black carpeting. Slipping inside, we get behind the original rally style 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. Fronting this dash is a split back bench front seat which is tuck and roll white vinyl and has a central fold up and down armrest. We note some seam separation in the driver's lower cushion along with some light overall wear. The back has a matching white bench in tear free condition, and these all float in a sea of black flawless carpeting. A shout out to the trunk with its wonderful speckle finish flooring and black vinyl spare tire cover and factory jack and stand. Sit back and turn on the factory 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 455ci Rocket V8 blue painted heaven! There is a 4-barrel factory carb atop which aids in making the factory rated 250hp and a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission on back. And lest we forget it has a 10-bolt rear with a 2.73 gear ratio. All correct and all looking just dandy. "The power of intelligent engineering."

Undercarriage
Jet black surfaces make up the flooring while surface rust has appeared on the full perimeter frame and suspension components. To provide this cruiser with adequate whoah, power discs are upfront and power drums are for the rear. The car rides on independent coil sprung front suspension, and 4 link with coil springs in back and dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers is on for the exhale, ending in 442 style chrome trumpet tips in the rear bumper cut outs.

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 I went top down because who drives a convertible with the top up? "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 and optioned with the biggest engine of the day. Hurry to our Hallowed Halls, I'm thinking this will look right at home in my garage...

VIN DECODE
3J67U2M198096
3-Oldsmobile
J-Cutlass Supreme
67-Convertible
U-455ci V8 4bbl Dual Exhaust 250hp
2-1972
M-Lansing, MI Assy Plant
198096-Sequential Unit Number

TRIM TAG
ST 72 34267-1972 Cutlass Supreme Convertible
BDY LAN417395-Lansing Body #
TR 977-White Vinyl
PNT 75A-Matador Red, White Top
03C-3rd Week March
A65-Split Bench, Center Folding Armrest

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • Listing ID: CC-1627129
  • Price: $39,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Cutlass
  • Exterior Color:Matador Red
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:110340
  • Stock Number:4238
  • VIN:3J67U2MI98096
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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