800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, North Carolina
This 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass coupe has the perfect mix of originality with just the right upgrades to be memorable in all the best ways. After all, a classic hardtop with its believed-to-be original V8, nearly-impossible low mileage, and correct blue-on-blue color scheme is something that will always command attention.
Code-26 Stratomist Blue is an awesome color to have in the 1970s, and it still looks fantastic today. Of course, it also helps that this factory-correct color has a modern shine that comes from investing in a full professional respray. Plus, the REV wheels with 18/20-inch front rear stagger add plenty of shine as they also enhance this coupe's aggression (stock wheels are also available.) But it's not just the upgrades that you'll love, because it really gets the fundamentals right, too. This A-body retains its unique Oldsmobile identity thanks to chrome bumpers that fit so nicely into the overall design. It has an impressive list of factory features like the W25 forced-air hood with twist lock hood pins. And even the white vinyl roof that matches the hood stripes is part of the factory-correct package. Out back, the original rear wing is a great option, too. You can verify all of this and more with the included factory buildsheet. And while you're looking at it, you'll also notice this Olds was sent from the Arlington factory directly to a dealer that was less than an hour from our showroom today. Since then it has only been owned by two families. That helps explain how a cool coupe like this could have averaged less than 750 miles annually over its lifetime.
A blue exterior with a coordinating hue of blue inside is the kind of package you'd expect to see on a modern European coupe, but it's also the factory-correct setup for this American classic! There has been plenty of care to make sure that this whole package looks as authentic as the day it left the factory. You paid a premium to get the Oldsmobile name back in the day, and so there are luxury touches throughout. It starts with the optional button-top bucket seat interior. The wood paneling on the center console also matches the doors and the dashboard. The driver gets the Oldsmobile sports wheel wrapped in a matching blue, and beyond that is a sporty round gauge package. The radio looks factory, but is an upgrade AM/FM unit with digital tuner. The power windows mean you can show off the pillarless hardtop profile with just the touch of a few buttons. Plus, you can choose to stay cool even in the summer months with cold factory air conditioning.
Under the hood is what's believed to be the original 350 cubic-inch V8. The engine bay is an impressive time machine that looks like this golden block just left the factory. Those great hood scoops feed the massive air cleaner, and below that is a four-barrel carburetor. Oldsmobile produced their own V8s during this era, and they are known for being both powerful and durable. It has a distinctive growl as this more sophisticated motor exhales through the newer stainless dual exhaust pipes. But more than just appearance and power, this is a fantastic all-around cruiser thanks features such as power steering, front disc brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission.
You're first impression might be that this is a 442, but in fact, all the speedy upgrades are factory-correct to this very unique V8 Cutlass. So if you've been looking for classic with show-stopping looks that always has a story to tell, hurry up and grab this Olds. Call now!