There's just something great about the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. They have one of the best designs of the era from a GM division that provided both speed and luxury. So this complete and feature-filled droptop has everything from its vivid original colors to a big 455 V8 under the hood.
The paint on this car serves it perfectly. A professional respray of the original Matador Red gives it the kind of gloss and shine worthy of a sunshine-friendly droptop. The sheetmetal underneath is quite solid and straight, with uniform gaps and doors that you can close with authority. All of this allows you to enjoy the unique look that the Cutlass has among its GM corporate cousins – such as the angular hood and the exceptionally sporty kick up in the rear quarters. Plenty of chrome is appropriate on the luxury-oriented Olds, and it all shines with the kind of quality that tells you there was a recent investment here. This is especially important, because Oldsmobile was a true master during this era at integrating the bumpers into the overall design. These themes of brightwork and red are unified perfectly on the color-matched Rallye wheels.
With the touch of a button, the pristine new power folding top reveals a matching pristine white interior. It's a very stylish appearance, and that's why it came from the factory with this combo. These might have been classified as the intermediate size, but back then that meant offering plenty of room in the back seat to carry family and friends. But regardless of how many people are in the car, you'll always be in individual comfort thanks to bucket seats up front and a center console. Other luxury items like the burled walnut dash appliqués and the triple-pod stainless steel gauge faces were all standard up-market Cutlass Supreme fare. There's even provisions for air conditioning. It's all part of an appearance that's vintage, luxurious, and sporty, all rolled into one package.
Under the hood is one of the best features. We all love the 455 cubic-inch V8, which was Oldsmobile's monster motor that found a home in its best offerings like the Toronado and the 442. The big V8 is dressed in bright blue, but it also holds some nice upgrades like the Moroso chrome valve covers and MSD ignition. It inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor and exhales with authority out of the rumbling dual exhaust. And because Olds was used to offering the large horsepower and torque that the Rocket 455 produced, the three-speed automatic transmission can handle it with ease. But more than just a big power machine, this Cutlass Supreme still serves its dual luxury and performance nature well. After all, features like the auto gearbox, power steering, and front disc brakes are the perfect recipe for an all-day cruise on your favorite roads.
A great-looking turnkey classic cruiser is always appealing. And with the days getting longer, you know it will be gone from our showroom soon. Call today!!!