7,800 Original Miles! 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1987 marked the final year for the classic G-body sedan in rear-wheel drive form, and this 1987 Cutlass Supreme is described as a low-mileage survivor that will take you back in time should you have an interest in time travel. The sedan may not be a car you count among your top ten list of classics to own, but as many of these cars have gone to the giant scrap heap in the sky, finding any examples in good condition is a rare find, much less one with a claimed 7,800 original miles on the clock. Find the Olds here on craigslist on Long Island for $9,500.

One of my favorite design elements of this generation of the Cutlass Supreme was the taillights. Not sure why, I just loved the matched red slats stacked vertically on the rear panel. The exhaust poking out behind the rear tire is another favorite feature, and it’d look even better if someone threw a more muscular exhaust system on here. Bumper chrome looks excellent, as you’d expect, but the seller does note a paint blemish on the trunk lid due to an item being stored on top of it for an extended period of time. Those aftermarket wheels may not be to everyone’s tastes, but I love the way the gold finish looks against the maroon paint.

The interiors were not exactly the high point of automotive interior styling, though the Brougham trim line got you a few more options to add some flavor to the cabin. The good news is this example appears to have a crack-free dash and the fake wood trim still presents quite nicely. The seating surfaces present well with one rip noted on the driver’s side, and while we can’t see the carpets in any great detail, it looks to have been protected by factory mats. The seller notes the air conditioning and all other equipment works as it should inside the car.

The one bummer is that the headliner is falling down, but this isn’t anyone’s fault, really – especially if the Oldsmobile presumably sat in a garage for years after the elderly owner that likely looked after it stopped driving as much. Headliners are pretty straight-forward to replace, however, and given the seller has replaced the carburetor, tires, shocks, and fuel tank, I’d say that’s a pretty minor fix to address should you decide to take this six-cylinder Cutlass Supreme home. The price may be a bit ambitious at the moment, but this low-mileage Olds may still be worth making an offer on.

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    Well, maybe, those GM headliners all fell down, the stuff replaced could be from sitting. The inside just doesn’t look like 8,000 miles and no motorshots, so I don’t think so. I had 2 cars like this, they were as common as stop signs. I had a wagon and a 4 door, the wagon had the V6, terrific motor, ex-wife couldn’t kill it, which, if you knew my ex-wife, was quite a feat. The 4 door had a V8. Naturally, I’m amazed it could be worth $10g’s,,,I doubt that too. I saw basic cars like this on TV auction, GLEAMING, and barely crack $5g’s, which I feel, is much more in line. They were great cars.

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    • Jost

      I agree with Howard. Normally I won’t comment on mileage as it so hard to tell from pictures. But 7800 miles is a stretch, headliners can come down but with that pinstriping and non original to the car wheels, I don’t think so.

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  2. Mitchell Gildea Member

    Like everything but the wheels. A set of Super Stock IIs would look much better

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    • nlpnt

      That and the non-opening rear door windows. It would’ve been worthwhile walking past one of these on the dealer’s lot back in the day and buying an FWD Cutlass Ciera sedan for that feature alone.

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      • Jimmy K

        Solvable using regulators from the FWD models. I’ve done it.

      • DON

        I’ve read the reason the reason the windows are fixed in the rear is because the door runs along the rear wheel opening so the window couldn’t go all the way down ,but they could have made it stop at halfway down – thats better than fixed windows any day !

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  3. Ralph

    Replace headliner, remove those wheels, fix rip in seat, and then maybe ask $9k..

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  4. Steve R

    Nothing says 7,800 original miles more than a sagging headliner and rips on the seat. The seller doesn’t even offer up any “proof” by including a picture of the speedometer. I guess you need to take their word that this possible $3,500, with 100,000 miles, is car is actually worth $9,500.

    Steve R

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  5. JoeMac JoeMac Member

    7,800 miles my a$$. I just couldn’t shell out $9.5k for this. GLWS.

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  6. P

    9.5k….you’d see Elton John JUNIOR first…

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  7. R Soul

    Ok, I have to ask to satisfy my curiosity. Why would letting the car sit for years in a garage cause the headliner to sag?

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    • C.Jay

      The foam between the cloth material (that you see) and the rigid material (that is the ceiling structure) simply dries out with age. Gravity helps with the rest.

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    • BillB

      The headliner adhesive drys up and gravity takes over. But, that said I still don’t think it’s a 7.8K mile car.

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  8. CCFisher

    At 107,800 miles, we might be impressed at the level of preservation. At 7,800 miles, we will definitely be critcial of the car’s condition.

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  9. Keith

    Looks like the interior was custom vinyl protected. Rear seat and head rests and front armrest are still covered. Way the front seat was not or taken off is strange.

  10. Ward1

    That car wouldn’t be worth 9,500 with only 78 miles and good headliner.

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  11. Matthew

    That’s not an ‘87 Cutlass Supreme. Looks to be a 1980.

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    • Gransedan

      Matthew, while ’80-’87 Cutlass sedans are very much alike, distinctions are many. An ’80 would have had a different header, grill and dual headlights, not quad. The turn signals were located between the headlights and the grill rather than in the bumper. The tail lights were the same in size, shape and location but were of a different design that included the backup lights. Too, in ’80, the name Supreme was used for two door models only. The top four door trim level was the Cutlass Brougham.

  12. MWolf

    My dad had a green 2 door version that was, I believe late 70’s. I want one just for the nostalgia. He isn’t around anymore, but I think that if he could observe me in amy way, he’d get a kick out of me having one.

  13. Leo

    I used to replace headliners in an upholstery shop. The material has a thin foam on the reverse of what you see. It is glued to the rigid molded board which is the shape of the headliner. The foam dries out and rots, letting the fabric fall away from the head liner. A steel brush after removal of headliner cleans it to like new. Then new fabric with fresh foam is connected to it again with a paint spray gun with contact cement. An x is cut for lights and the rest is trimmed off with a razor and then reinstalled. Usually we try to redo the sun visors at the same time to make it all match. Back when I did it, only cost the customer $50.00

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  14. Mike Adams

    That’s not factory pin striping, and those certainly aren’t factory wheels. Who pays for that on a car they’re going to park for 33 years?

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  15. Miguel

    If the car supposedly sat for so many years without being driven, why would it have needed the wheels replaced?

    The story doesn’t add up.

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