Late '80s sedans rarely come fresher than this one. This 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic has only logged about 76,000 miles in its more than three decades of service and it looks and runs great. As Detroit was putting heavier and heavier emphasis on front wheel drive cars, Olds stuck to the tried and true with this model, keeping its V8 engine/rear wheel drive configuration intact. A clean AutoCheck report will attest that it's been steered clear of trouble over the years, so it's well-positioned to offer many future miles of service.
Time has been kind to this sedan and a freshening up not long ago has left it looking sharp. It's got a thoroughly factory appearance from front to back - that's certainly part of its appeal - and its paint offers a nice shine. As that clean AutoCheck report proclaims, this Olds has also had the good fortune to have avoided any notable collisions, so it remains well aligned, sporting precise body lines, and doors hood and deck lid that open and close easily. It's a sharp-looking ride, with its geometric headlights straddling a distinctive split grille that is reminiscent of earlier GM models and opera windows gracing the rear portion of the cabin, which is also surrounded by clear glass. On all sides, the brightwork and trim still look very strong and all badging is completely intact.
The appealing blue interior has been kept up well - everything inside the doors looks pretty darned fresh. The bench seating in front and back is in good shape, with blue velour covers that show far less wear than you'd rightfully expect sitting over plenty of padding. Velour was a defining styling cue of the era and it's easy to see why - this seating is really comfortable. There's a nice array of comfort and convenience features on board, including cruise control, a tilt column, power windows and door locks and power seats, and all of them function as intended. The dash area is looking very strong, with clear functional gauges and woodgrain accents that still look surprisingly fresh. The original factory AM/FM/Cassette stereo still occupies the front and center position on the dash and stands ready to provide its period-correct audio options to your outings. The trunk area is downright spacious - you'll have no shortage of luggage space for weekend excursions.
This Cutlass is very much ready for service as soon as you get it home. The original 5.0 liter V8 underneath the hood carries a 4-barrel carb on top and it fires right up with a turn of the key and runs very smoothly. The alignment and suspension seem to also be very much on point, as this late '80s classic tracks impressively straight and offers a nice, smooth ride. The 4-speed automatic transmission sitting behind the engine is known for its uncomplaining dependability and offers an overdrive gear to keep RPMs nice and low at highway speeds. The power steering is light but responsive and precise, while power brakes that feature discs up front provide dependable, low effort stops. Greeting the future in impressively solid shape, this Oldsmobile rolls on a set of 14” stock Oldsmobile spoked wheels sporting Hankook tires that have plenty of tread left.
Vintage enough to offer plenty of nostalgic appeal, yet modern enough to provide the features you'd want in a frequent driver, this 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic is a well-preserved representative of its era and stands ready for its next chapter of faithful service. Call today!