No one says sporty and luxurious as nicely as Oldsmobile. That especially true for this 1968 Olds Cutlass Holiday hardtop coupe with shining red paint, a comfortable interior, and the right drivetrain upgrades to the numbers-matching V8. Add in an affordable price, and you know this is a great deal.
The Olds A-bodies went though a redesign in 1968 to make them the look like the longest, widest, and sleekest car on the road. And the flared fenders, rounded rear, and long pillarless Holiday hardtop silhouette of this coupe makes it an unbeatable classic. Plus, no one did a better job of rear bumper integration in the '60s than Oldsmobile. Up front the era of extra wide cars is showcased on two sets of headlights with so much space in-between that you can fit a horizontal parking light. And that "S" badge in the center is correct because these coupes were technically the Cutlass S model that designated the sporty shorter wheelbase than the sedans. This personality is highlighted further with the power bulge hood, bold red paint, great dual black stripes, and polished aftermarket wheels.
You're once again reminded of Oldsmobile's dual sport and luxury mission the moment you open the door. There are plenty of classics with a muscle car friendly black interior, but the Olds pattern's distinct texture and stitching instantly attracts attention. This coordinates nicely with the carpets, side panels, and dash for a nice total presentation. This might be Oldsmobile's intermediate size coupe in the '60s, but in today's world that means you have room to carry up to five family and friend with room to spare. But even if it's just you, this Cutlass doesn't disappoint. You get the factory three-spoke sports steering wheel, and beyond that is a nice tri-pod gauge setup.
Oldsmobile people know that a Rocket 350 cubic-inch motor is something very special. Olds manufactured their own V8 engines during this era. With a different construction than the more famous Chevy, they prove just as indestructible in the real world but with a smoother delivery. It has a distinctive sound all its own, a sophisticated undertone that makes this V8 hypnotic. You hear it perfectly thanks to the kind of good maintenance over the years that keeps it running true and firing up on command. This is the original numbers-matching powerplant, and it's nicely presented with gold paint on the block and a lot of correct components. But you can also spot plenty of great upgrades like the air cleaner, Edelbrock valve covers, and alternator all presented in chrome. Plus with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Performer 350 intake, and Hooker headers, the V8 has substance to back up all its flash. And the improvements don't end there. This is set up to be a true driver's classic, so there's been an investment in components like a 700R4 four-speed automatic with a highway-friendly overdrive. Plus, there's newer rear axle, stabilizing arms, Sensatrac shocks, and newer front sway bar bushings. Add in power steering, front disc brakes, and BF Goodrich tires, and this is a great classic for taking out any day.
A classic Olds coupe with a terrific presentation and all the right driving upgrades. So you know at this price, this Cutlass will be leaving us soon. Call today!!!