Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlas
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlas
Original Price: $19,800
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 113,232
Original Price: $17,375 - $25,275
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 122,256
Original Price: $17,375 - $25,275
Average Auction Sale: $5,560

Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass Series
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Series
Produced: 71,003
Original Price: $18,950
Average Auction Sale: $15,477
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Original Price: $17,460 - $25,460
Average Auction Sale: $13,227
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Original Price: $10,000 - $21,000
Average Auction Sale: $18,700
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 422,453
Original Price: $10,940 - $12,695
Average Auction Sale: $9,177
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 201,548
Original Price: $10,700 - $11,550
Oldsmobile Cutlass
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Original Price: $9,010 - $10,275
Average Auction Sale: $9,768
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 464,116
Original Price: $8,700 - $9,850
Average Auction Sale: $12,280
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Produced: 101,326
Original Price: $8,850 - $9,600

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 122,401
Original Price: $12,850 - $15,645
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham
1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham
Original Price: $5,660
Average Auction Sale: $1,210
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 563,751
Original Price: $4,620 - $5,515
Average Auction Sale: $31,311
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 527,606
Original Price: $4,500 - $5,245
Average Auction Sale: $4,408
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Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass
1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 632,755
Original Price: $4,355 - $5,270
Average Auction Sale: $9,370
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 94,174
Original Price: $4,030 - $5,175
Average Auction Sale: $8,681
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 166,391
Original Price: $4,040 - $4,100
Average Auction Sale: $10,891
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Oldsmobile Cutlass S
1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass S
Original Price: $3,450 - $4,295
Average Auction Sale: $15,129
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 381,094
Original Price: $3,050 - $3,395
Average Auction Sale: $11,658
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Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 298,881
Original Price: $2,975 - $3,500
Average Auction Sale: $19,501
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 81,312
Original Price: $3,336 - $3,500
Average Auction Sale: $19,922
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 154,308
Original Price: $2,800 - $3,335
Average Auction Sale: $26,122
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Oldsmobile Cutlass S
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S
Original Price: $2,685 - $3,110
Average Auction Sale: $17,517
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 190,070
Original Price: $2,630 - $3,075
Average Auction Sale: $18,068
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Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Produced: 117,928
Original Price: $2,640 - $3,065
Average Auction Sale: $30,100
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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Produced: 105,113
Original Price: $2,610 - $2,940
Average Auction Sale: $17,100
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Cutlass History

Introduced in 1961 as a unibody compact vehicle, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was made by the Oldsmobile division of Geneal Motors. The major competition facing the cutlass was the Dodge Lancer and the Mercury Comet.

Eventually becoming one of the most popular nameplates in the industry during the 1970's, the Cutlass name was used by Oldsmobile as almost a sub-marque. A number of different vehicles have all born the name Cutlass simultaneously, to the confusion of the automobile market during the 1980's.

Beginning as an experimental spots coupe in 1954, the original Cutlass had a 110 in wheelbase with a dramatic fastback roofline. It came with a stock Oldsmobile V8 engine and shared a platform quite similar to the Olds F-85 which was later compact and not introduced for the next seven years.

Oldsmobile designer Irving Rybicki began working on an Olds model in 1957 in General Motors effort to develop compact cars. Dubbed F-85, it finally went on sale in 1960 as a 1961 model.

Sharing a new A-body platform, it used a 112-inch wheelbase and a unibody construction. Oldsmobile's smallest and cheapest model, the F-85 was nearly two feet shorter than the next smalled Olds model and was $451 cheaper.

With a double wishbone front suspension and a four-link live acle in the rear, the F-85 was suspended with coil springs all around. Its standard engine was the new small V8, with a two-barrel carburetor that was rated 155 manual or the newly introduced three-speed Roto Hydramatic.

With an overall length that was originally 188.2 inchess, the curb weight was around 2,800 lbs and came with drum brakes of 9.5 in (241 mm) diameter.

Available in either a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan in base or Deluxe trim, or a four-door station wagon with either two or four seats, in either base or Deluxe form, the F85 faced disappointing sales at first.

The introduction of the Cutlass sports coupe with its unique trim, bucket seats in the interior, center console, a four-barrel version of the V8 engine helped to boost Cutlass sales soon after.

With a record of 0.60 in 14.5 seconds, and a top speed of just over 100 mph, the F-85 was praised by Car Life magazine for its construction but found its steering too slow and suspension too soft for enthusiastic driving.

A total of 80,347 F-85 models were built.

Available in both standard and Cutlass versions, in 1962, a convertible was added to the F-85 lineup in September. Sales rose that year, and reached 97,382 units and beat the four-door Deluxe sedan as the top-selling model.

The Jetfire model arrived soon after, a Cutlass hardtop with a turbocharged version on the 215 V8 rated at 215 hp that was much faster than a standard F-85. Also much more expensive, at nearly $300 more than a Coupe, the price and reliability problems with its turbocharded engine limited sales to 3,765.

The only update to the F-85 in 1963 was the addition of four inches to the vehicles overall length, which increased it to 192.2 inches. This was also the final year for the Jetfire and its turbocharged V8. Three-seat station wagons were dropped.

The introduction of the Ford Fairlane, along with the disappointing sales drop encouraged GM to build a larger compact for the 1964 model year. The wheelbase grew to 115 inches and now had an overall legth of 203 inches and weighed more than 300 lbs.

It was also outfitted with a new cast-iron small block V8 of 330 cu. in. displacement and the option of a two-speed Jetway automatic transmission with a variable-pitch stator. In 1964 sales increased to 167,002 units sold.

In 1965 the F-85 was increased in length to 204.3 inches. Sales increased to 187,097.

In 1967, the option of disc brakes became available on the F-85. The three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic now supplemented the two-speed Jetway.

The following year the F-85, including all GM A-body cars underwent a major body restyle. Both two-doors and four-door models now had different wheelbases, 116 inches for four-door vehicles and 112 inches for two-door models. The length of the vehicle shrunk slightly, about 2.6 inches and the V8 option was expanded to 350 cu. in. (5.7 L).

In 1970 the F-85 Cutlass was available in two body styles, the fastback Cutlass S and the notchback Cutlass Supreme.

The 442 reverted back to being a trim line on the Cutlass instead of an individual model in 1972. Other changes for this year included updates to the front grilles as well as the tail lights.

In 1973 the F-85/Cutlass was completely redesigned using the new 'Colonnade' A platform. The Cutlass Saloon was added as an upscale model in 1973. The lineup of the new models consisted of the Cutlass 'S', Cutlass Saloon, Vista Cruiser station wagon and the Cutlass Supreme.

Two year later, the 1975 model used the Oldsmobile 260 V8. It was available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic transmission.

The Oldsmobile Cutlass became America's best selling car in 1976.

In 1977 the Buick 231 in³ V6 was added and the Olds 403 replaced the 455.

A new version of the A-body with a shorter wheelbase was updated in 1978. The Cutlass was now lighter than earlier versions, and some A-body Cutlasses were powered with a Chevrolet 305 (5.0 L).

The lineup included the Cutlass Saloon as the base Cutlass and now replaced the 'S', the Calais coupes, the Cutlass Cruiser station wagon (formerly the Vista Cruiser) and the formal Cutlass Supreme.

In 1979 the same lineup continued with only a revision of both the front grille and taillight lenses. Around 3,000 Cutlass Calais coupes came equipped with the Hurst/Olds W-30 package.

Three years later the Cutlass Supreme and Calais coupes received new header panels that incorporated four headlights that copied the 1977 model.

Introduced on GM's new front-wheel drive A platform, the much smaller Cutlass Ciera was showcased in 1982. For the next six years, the now renamed Cutlass Supreme remained on the rear-wheel drive G platform.

Only one last Cutlass was produced for 1988, the Cutlass Supreme Classic. The Cutlass Saloon featured a more luxurious interior and the new N-body Cutlass Calais was introduced in 1985. The number of Cutlass models was now at three.

In 1997 the original Oldsmobile Cutlass name was revived for a version of the new Chevrolet Malibu. Now exclusively sold in the U.S., it replaced the Cutlass Ciera.

The model was only constructed at the Oklahoma City Assembly plant and used the 107 in wheelbase GM N platform.

In 1999 production of the N-body ended making it the final car to bear the Cutlass name, and was replaced by the Alero.

By Jessica Donaldson
Oldsmobile Models

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