This 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 coupe 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 crisply presented sheet metal makes a nice impression on this
first-generation Cutlass, and just as formal is the complete
brightwork package. They loved to make these elements as long as
possible. That's why the bumpers have an extended wraparound; the
hood ornament runs the entire length of the front, and the sweeping
side trim starts at the Cutlass badge on the front fender and runs
uninterrupted to the jet-inspired F-85 in the rear. This coupe has
been restored, but that was a little while ago. It's wearing its
factory-correct Garnet Mist with Provincial White showcasing the
hardtop, and the full finish and details are where their age. It
looks good for those who want an exceptional survivor style. Or
maybe you recognize how exceptional the fundamentals are, and so
the value price makes for a great starting point for your dream car
You'll love the two-tone red interior if you like the red on the
exterior. The colors of the vinyl set a nice attitude for a
factory-correct and '60s-cool kind of space. And speaking of space,
this might have been Oldsmobile's compact car, but there is plenty
of room. 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 dashboard is quite interesting, with the log
speedometer sitting on top in its info-filled pod. And the working
AM radio, dash knobs, and steering wheel show plenty of influence
from jet-age styling. It's a total package that impresses with its
uniqueness, and it's nicely presented for a new generation to
Under the hood, a bold and correct air grabber sits on top of the
215 cubic-inch V8. This motor has the correct 1962 date code, and
it shows so much originality that we would not be surprised if this
car were born with this exact powerplant. It is topped with a
four-barrel carburetor and produces a fine amount of power and
torque. 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
feature is the Roto Hydramatic automatic transmission. This was
built to be a cruiser, so you may update pieces like the bushings
or add disc brakes. But there are already nice features like power
steering and sturdy unibody construction that make for a
fundamentally nice driver.
This is an exciting Olds coupe that's presented to be a time
capsule. It's impressive that this much distinction can also be so
affordable. That's why you know you need to hurry for this deal.
1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Location:Concord, North Carolina
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