Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Would you like to be asked to drive the King and Queen of the Ball or local dignitaries in home town parades? Then you will want this classic 1964 Cutlass convertible in Regal Mist Red with a white interior. Or if you would like it just for yourself, you can enjoy this drop-top ride wherever you go. A downtown cruise, a trip to the grocery store, to the beach, or mountains.
This is the first year for the second generation of the Cutlass. It was remade larger, more powerful, and roomier. The clean, simple lines of the car give it a classy look. Up front, a four-bar grill is framed by brightwork on the top and sides, and the bumper on the bottom. It has quad headlights set into it, and an F-85 emblem in the center. Simple, clean, nice. Oldsmobile script runs across the front of the hood with a chrome accent line running back toward the windshield. The side of the car is uninterrupted except for chrome side molding that picks up at the front bumper, goes up, and then all the way to the back of the car in a straight line. The look at the rear is a rectangular affair, with triple taillights on each side, and Oldsmobile script in segmented panels between them just above the bumper. A white convertible top looks great with the red paint, and steel wheels with F-85 hub caps and white wall tires are just the right look for this classic.
Open the door and check out that awesome door panel. It's vertically pleated with a chrome strip across the top and chrome accents waterfalling from it. White bucket seats are comfortable and just beg you to get into them and drive away. Unless you are the Mayor. Then you will want to put the top down with the touch of a button, and get in the back seat so you can wave to the crowd. A two spoke, black and polished metal steering wheel really makes a statement, and it frames a view of the dashboard that carries the exterior design theme of simple, elegant, lines to the interior. A black dash shrouds the speedometer which is set in a polished metal frame and which sits above a black lower dash which has the controls set into it. A factory center console houses a T-Handle shifter for the automatic trans, and has a unique tachometer mounted at the front of it.
New for '64 was the 330-cubic inch engine found in this car, and which is called the Jetfire Rocket V8. That is backed up by the optional, 2-speed automatic transmission, called the Jetaway trans, which had new, variable pitch stator technology. Yes, space race technology was finding its way into our cars by the 1960s. Or at least what they were naming the parts was super cool! The engine bay itself is neat and clean and finished out nicely. The engine is striking painted all in gold. And yes, that is the correct color, as delivered from the factory, in 1964. There is a Holley 4bbl carb on top of the otherwise stock engine, and a newer power brake booster with a dual circuit master cylinder instills a little more confidence in the power front disc brake system. Coil springs front and rear offer the ride you would expect from this car, so you won't be disappointed.
Come on down, fire this sweet ride up, and drive it home. Admit it, haven't you always wanted a red convertible?
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