It's always nice to come across a solid, well-dressed classic Cutlass. Introduced in the early '60s, they rapidly became sought after muscle cars, combining performance-centric drivetrains with sporty styling and generous interior space to accommodate back seat passengers in comfort. This 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass is a fine example of the model in its vintage heyday. It still features its original V8 under the hood and it looks sharp and drives great.
The Pearl White paint this Olds now wears provides a very nice look. It shows no signs of oxidation and the pearl texture really adds depth and makes this classic come alive when exposed to the sun. Those broad stripes running the lengths of the hood and deck lid add just the right late-'60s styling sensibility and from every angle, this Cutlass has a road-ready appearance - the front and rear bumpers are straight and unblemished, the array of chrome trim is all intact and presents well, and the glass on all sides of the cabin is nice and clear, with the front and rear windshields surrounded by solid rubber seals. Oldsmobile took its venerable muscle car through a restyling just a year before this '69 debuted, giving the car a more refined overall appearance with a semi-fastback rear roofline and equipping the front split grille - nearly a trademark for the model at the time - with more aggressive vertical bars on each side. Size-wise, the Cutlass strikes a great balance - it's trim enough to present an agile appearance and yet features a generously sized wheelbase for a smooth ride and plenty of room inside.
The black vinyl interior sports its original configuration and while it does show some signs of use, it still offers a nice classic driving environment in its present state. The front buckets sport a patch or two here and there but are very comfortable and their frames look to be arrow-straight, making any upgrades you might decide to do that much easier. The center console sitting between them is in good form as is and was likely added fairly recently, as was the carpeting below, judging from its fresh appearance. Cutlasses of this era sported well-appointed, stylish dash areas, as the one here ably illustrates with its array of burlwood grain accents that sit underneath a straight, uncracked dash pad. The original gauges are easily readable, all control knobs sit securely in place and an AM/FM/CD stereo has been seamlessly installed in the center of the dash to attend to your audio needs. The trunk area is every bit as spacious as you'd expect and it's in good order, with a full size spare sitting inside and a fresh expanse of gray carpeting lining its floor.
Underneath the hood, the original 350 V8 is still on hand and it continues to perform well, firing up quickly when called upon and running strong. It's now equipped with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and teams with what is likely the original 2-speed Powerglide transmission to make up an authentically vintage yet solidly functioning drivetrain. This classic features both power steering and power brakes with discs up front, so it navigates easily and comes to dependable, low-effort stops, as it rolls on a set of 14” stock Oldsmobile wheels with fresh centers that are wrapped in blackwall radial tires. The undercarriage below looks very solid for any classic, let alone one that's nearly a half century old.
This 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass is loaded with vintage charm and it's a strong driver. Call today!