Being offered for sale is this very unique 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham. Featuring a rare combination of bucket seats, column shifter, and black vinyl roof. This car was purchased new by the previous owner and driven only 36,000 miles. Stored inside since new. I purchased the car in October 2021 and set about refurbishing it to a nearly new condition. Mechanically the car is perfect, with no smoke, stumbles, or shifting issues. No leaks anywhere and the car is completely rust free. Features the top of the line 305 4 barrel and 3 speed automatic.
Work that was done to the car over the past year is as follows:
Engine pulled and resealed, with all new gaskets, mild replacement camshaft, and new timing set.
New water pump, fuel pump, all belts and hoses, spark plugs, and plug wires.
New fuel tank and sending unit
Rebuilt alternator and carburetor
New radiator and heater core
A/C system resealed and recharged (Air blows ice cold)
Transmission fluid changed with new filter
Rear axle upgraded to 2.73 gears for improved drivability.
Cosmetically, the car presents very well. All panels are straight, with no evidence of rust or collision damage. Original paint is in excellent shape, with only minor scuffs and there are a couple of small dings on the drivers door and one on the passenger side front fender. Vinyl top is in excellent shape, with no peeling or discoloration. All of the trim is shiny and free of dents or scratches. The interior is exceptionally clean, with no discoloration or cracking on any of the upholstery or trim, including the dash. The car could benefit from a replacement headliner, which is very common with these cars.
This car is an excellent driver overall. Engine starts and runs smoothly, transmission shifts well, and the power steering is smooth and quiet. Brakes are strong and stop the car well.
I have many additional photos of the engine refurbishment and other work that was done, as well as several videos of the car running and driving. You can watch the videos here:
Feel free to ask questions and thank you for your interest!
*Side note: if you are familiar with the “Dahmer” show on Netflix, there is a nearly identical car featured in episode 5. So I guess it’s kind of a celebrity now!