Perhaps it's because there are no more Oldsmobiles being built, but the list of future collectables will surely include cars like this 25,618 original mile 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe. From new, these cars have enjoyed a cult following, perhaps due to their classic yet sporty styling, large dose of luxury, and effortless road manners.
As is the case with many old cars, people didn't treat these like anything special when they were new, and as a result, finding a clean one like this Olds can be a challenge. Fortunately, it hails from a warm, dry climate and shows off its fantastic condition with shiny white paint and contrasting blue pinstripes. That's factory-original paint circa 1984, and it's simply beautiful with none of the usual chalkiness and fading you saw back in the '80s. The angular styling has aged quite well, and with the 1984 updates such as the vertical bar grilles and blacked-out headlight bezels, it enjoys a semi-performance look that was a hallmark of Oldsmobile in its glory days. The chrome bumpers still look fantastic, showing no evidence that this car was “parked by feel” by an elderly owner, and all the bright stainless trim shines up nicely. And we have to admit that we like the padded roof, which makes it look more formal, which is appropriate for an Olds.
Inside, it's pure Oldsmobile thanks to a pair of cloth buckets flanking a center console and a long list of luxury features. With blue GM mouse fur upholstery, it remains in excellent condition with no rips or tears and very few signs of UV damage, which is more evidence that this car was properly maintained. In fact, the back seat looks virtually new and the carpets and door panels have been carefully preserved by a conscientious owner. Wood accents warm up the all-blue interior, and a familiar-looking steering wheel combines with a ton of power accessories to offer a luxurious experience. Factory A/C, a tilt wheel, and cruise control are included, with the original AM/FM/cassette radio still pulling duty in the center stack. An upgraded Oldsmobile instrument panel includes a full set of gauges, including a tach, and the 25,618 miles shown are indeed authentic. One of the hallmarks of a full-sized luxury car is trunk space, and the cargo bay on this one is very nicely kept and still carries its original space-saver spare and jack assembly.
Power comes from the corporate 5.0 liter V8, which is both unobtrusive and effective in its role aboard the Cutlass. Smooth and torquey, the 4-barrel engine gives the car great road manners, and thanks to a recent tune-up, it cruises in virtual silence at any speed. The engine bay is extremely clean, more evidence of a good life with a caring owner, and it has not been modified in any way, despite being a somewhat mod-friendly powerplant. The A/C appears to still use good old R12 refrigerant to make it extremely effective and all the factory equipment, including the air cleaner, is fully intact, which is always a good sign. The chassis and floors are clean, with no signs of life in the rust belt and the transmission shifts crisply and feeds highway-friendly gears out back. Handsome Oldsmobile Rallye II wheels add to its sporty countenance, especially with 225/70/14 white letter radials on board.
Lots of fun today and maybe even a smart investment for tomorrow, these Oldsmobiles will always find a ready group of buyers. If you're one of them, give us a call today!