Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
No one combines sporty and luxury together as nicely as Oldsmobile. That's especially true for this 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Hardtop coupe with classic Matador Red paint, a comfortable A/C interior, and a smooth-running, date-code correct 350 V8. Add in tons of recent maintenance and an affordable price, and you know this is a great deal on a sleek classic.
The Olds A-bodies went through 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. That's why it also deserves this stylish Matador Red paint. It wasn't born this color (it was originally Jade Gold), but thanks to a quality high-gloss lacquer finish (yes, true classic lacquer!) people will swear it is. And although that finish does show some age and wear, it's very honest and overall this a great driver-quality presentation not often seen at this price-point. You even have a set of period-perfect Olds Super Stock wheels with redline tires. So, this one really does go the extra mile to look both vintage and sporty.
Take some time to really check out the level of correctness in the interior. The Moroceen Parchment is the factory-correct color, which is just a fancy name for off-white, and it looks fantastic up against the bright red paint. The texture on the seats and matching door panels are more reminders of Oldsmobile's more luxurious image, and the bench seats are supple and comfortable, yet still durable so that you won't have to worry about an upgrade for years to come. This might have been an intermediate size coupe in the '60s, but in today's world that means you have room to easily carry up to five family and friends along with you. And this preserved Cutlass has everything from the AM/FM radio to factory air conditioning that's still blowing cold to keep them happy. But even if it's just you going out for a solo drive, this Cutlass sure doesn't disappoint. You get the sporty three-spoke sports steering wheel with a chrome center and leather-wrap around the rim, and beyond that is a nice tri-pod gauge setup that makes this feel like a great driver's machine.
Under the hood is the unmistakable golden block of the Oldsmobile Rocket V8. This 350 cubic-inch motor is not original to the car, but it is period-correct with a matching date code that puts it right in sequence with motors of the era. Plus, the way it's presented, right down to the black snorkeled air topper and gold on the block and valve covers, this Cutty will have people always assuming this a survivor-grade coupe. More than just history, we love the Rocket motors for their hardy reputation, that's what makes this such a great cruiser. Add in features such as power steering, power front disc brakes with a brand new booster set-up and front disc, and around $6500 in recent drivetrain and suspension work, and you understand why an Olds is the best choice for Sunday driving. The smooth 350 is connected to an stock Jetaway 2-speed automatic transmission that spins a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end with very cruiser-friendly gears out back. Stock exhaust manifolds feed into a true-dual exhaust that sounds throaty enough to let everyone at the red light know it's nothing to be toyed with, and the very solid undercarriage is further proof that this Cutty has always been very well-cared for. Finishing the look is a set of the aforementioned Old Super Stock wheel wrapped with 205/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A redline tires with plenty of tread left.
Complete with the original Protect-o-Plate warranty card and owner's manual, this is the complete classic. And since it's being offered for quite a nice price, you don't want to miss out. Call today!
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