1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Oldsmobile employed the Cutlass name from the early 1960s until 1999. It began as the top trim level in Olsmobile's F-85 compact line, later becoming its own series. It was a compact vehicle from 1961 through 1963, becoming an intermediate 1964 and resting on a body-on-frame chassis with a perimeter frame with it shared with the 'A-body' Chevrolet Chevelle. The third generation was introduced in 1968 and brought about a major body style, as did all other A-body GM cars. It wore styling by Stan Wilen and had a wheelbase size of 112 inches for the two-door bodystyles and 116-inches for the four-doors.

For 1971 the intermediate Cutlass design was similar to the 1970, but with new headlight assemblies, new bumpers and taillights, and a new hood. Four new exterior body colors were offered, including Saturn Gold, Bittersweet, Viking Blue, and Lime Green. Standard equipment included the items found on the entry-level F-85 model and added carpeting, recessed windshield wipers, Deluxe armrest, and Flo-Thru ventilation. Bodystyles included a Holiday Hardtop, Town Sedan, and a station wagon. A 250 cubic-inch overhead valve six-cylinder engine offering 145 horsepower was standard, although most buyers selected the base V8 - an overhead valve 350 cubic-inch unit with 240 horsepower. Depending on configuration, the engine offered upwards of 340 horsepower when fitted with the Rochester 4MC four-barrel carburetor. Along with the 'small-block' 350, the large 455 could be given either 2- or 4-barrel carburetors. This was the final year for the 250 six-cylinder engine, due to its lack of popularity. A three speed manual transmission was standard with four-speed manual and automatic units optional.

For buyers seeking more, Oldsmobile offered the Cutlass 'S' in either six- or eight-cylinder configuration. This trim level added cloth or vinyl upholstery, a dome light, chrome molding package, a hidden radio antenna in the windshield, seat belts with shoulder harnesses, Deluxe steering wheel, cigarette lighter, and armrests. Bodystyles consisted of a 2-door Holiday Hardtop or a 2-door Sports Coupe.

Above the Cutlass 'S' was the top intermediate trim level, the Cutlass Supreme. Along with a 2- and 4-door Holiday Hardtop, it could be purchased as a convertible. The 'Supreme' added additional amenities including a woodgrain dash, interior light package, and chrome hubcaps.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2019

Related Reading : Oldsmobile 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 1970s, the Cutlass name was used by Oldsmobile as almost a sub-marque. A number of different vehicles....
Continue Reading >>

1971 Vehicle Profiles

Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1971 Cutlass
$3,450-$35,600
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Price Range: $2,900 - $3,450

$3,550 - $3,740

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Oldsmobile
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)874,618
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)628,720
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)581,195
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)922,771
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)762,199
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)558,889
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)633,981
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)655,241
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)562,459
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)548,390
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)586,381

Related Automotive News

Gooding & Company Announces Geared Online – New Online Only Auctions Commencing August 3rd

Gooding & Company Announces Geared Online – New Online Only Auctions Commencing August 3rd

Santa Monica, Calif. (June 8, 2020) – Gooding %26 Company, the auction house revered for selling the worlds most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to announce an exciting new platform...
Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's : Best of Show

Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's : Best of Show

The Concours dElegance of America, established in 1978, featured over 300 significant automobiles on the beautiful green at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. This years featured classes...
Rare and Highly Sought After AMC Javelin at Russo and Steele Newport Beach!

Rare and Highly Sought After AMC Javelin at Russo and Steele Newport Beach!

Scottsdale, Arizona (April 2nd, 2015) – For Enthusiasts – By Enthusiasts.™ Much more than a tagline, its our lifestyle and its one that infuses all aspects of our auction events. Fresh off a...
Auctions America Continues Successful 2013 Season with its Annual Fall Carlisle Sale

Auctions America Continues Successful 2013 Season with its Annual Fall Carlisle Sale

Auctions America rounds out its 2013 auction season in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 3-4 Two-day Fall Carlisle sale, held in conjunction with the Carlisle Events Collector Car Swap Meet %26 Corral...
Barrett-Jackson Flavors Its January Scottsdale Auction With NASCAR Treats

Barrett-Jackson Flavors Its January Scottsdale Auction With NASCAR Treats

RACING HERITAGE, HIGH PERFORMANCE ARE RECIPES FOR CAR-COLLECTING FEAST SPEED™ SET FOR 39 HOURS of LIVE COVERAGE STARTING JAN. 15 The great Henry Ford once said, Auto racing began fi...

© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.