For Sale: 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

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 restoration.

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 see.

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. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • Listing ID: CC-1658416
  • Price: $21,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Cutlass
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:52856
  • Stock Number:7765-CHA
  • VIN:621M21705
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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