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Pampered for 40 Years: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

This 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe has been lovingly cared for a long-term owner of 40 years, the car’s second caretaker who purchased it with 10,000 miles. The color combination features a white body with minimal paintwork and a maroon red interior with matching landau top. The Rocket 350 V8 under the hood has just over 50,000 miles of use, and the Oldsmobile is listed here on eBay with bidding over $7,000 and the reserve unmet.

The Oldsmobile looks incredibly straight up and down the sides of the car with good shutlines and no missing beltline trim. The seller notes the car was cosmetically refreshed below the chrome trim with fresh paint to deal with road rash. Chrome bumpers appear excellent front and rear, and the chrome wheel trim rings look sharp, too.

The interior is eye-popping, especially when considering this is a car with over 50,000 miles. It looks great, with bucket seats and a full-length console. The dash and console plastics show no signs of major wear, and door panels also look quite fresh. Carpets are un-blemshed, and while this much red isn’t for everyone, it ties in nicely with the roof.

The Rocket 350 V8 is paired to a Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, along with power steering and power front disc brakes. The engine looks quite clean under-hood, with OEM labels and stickers still plainly visible and black plastic trim looking nearly new. While a Cutlass Supreme from the late 70s isn’t super collectible, it makes one hell of a cruiser for reasonable money.


  1. Tony

    My dad had one of these. It was a love hate thing as a kid but now I would amost pay a premium to get one just like his. Lime green with white interior

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  2. NovaTom

    Seems like every other driveway had one of these parked in it back then. What a great car

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    When Olds was in their prime. Nice car, I think it’s on the same as the Chevelle frame, right? Should handle nice with the right shocks, and sway bars. The 350 Olds engine is not a screamer, nor is it a slug. Kinda torquey, as I remember.
    As mentioned, that is an awful lot of red, in that interior, thinking even a black dash mat, and dark floor mats ,might tone that down, a little bit, without altering anything.
    Next question most of us will have will be what kind of money, is the seller hoping for? Logical, or stratosphere? I’m anxious to see.

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    • Hw

      It was NOT on the same Frame !!!!!!!!

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    • Darren Krimminger

      Same chassis as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Buick Regal and Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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  4. Michael

    Very nice indeed.

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  5. Dan D

    Always loved this body style, very classy back in the day. Floor shifter and buckets are a great selection. I would not change one thing other than to put a dual exhaust on it (but discreet tailpipes). And agree with NovaTom that these were very popular.

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    • Tony Primo

      Anytime that I see a rear wheel drive vehicle with a V-8 engine and single exhaust I wonder what is wrong with the owner. Dual exhaust is the first thing that I do when purchasing a vehicle.

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      • Steve R

        Not everyone is interested in making changes like that. When new, that change would have warranty implications and to this day in some states it would cause the car to fail emissions testing needed to renew the vehicles registration. Good news, when you buy it, you can do whatever you want.

        Steve R

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      • Jack M.

        The car has been out of warranty for close to 40 years now Steve. Most States or Provinces will give you an emissions pass if you run dual catalytic converters. Have to side with Tony on this one.

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      • TomO

        Some people like their cars original. The exhaust would not make much difference on a low horsepower engine anyway.

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      • Rock On

        I’m very surprised Steve R. that you are so against dual exhaust conversions. You are the unofficial Barn Finds voice of knowledge on all things quarter mile, ex race cars, ex gassers. Yeah, if it were mine I wouldn’t just install dual exhaust. Long tube headers are the way to go. This car is not going to be shown at Pebble Beach Concurs. Have some fun and light up the tires once in a while!

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  6. Car Nut Tacoma

    Lovely looking car. I’ve seen my share of Colonnade style GM cars of the 1970s, you don’t see many of these today, let alone in this nice condition. If only more photos were shown of the interior.

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  7. Ron

    “Pampered” 50k miles yet needed the vinyl roof replaced and the bumpers rechromed?

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    • Hw

      Why is that a BIG deal ????????

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    • CapNemo CapNemo

      Yes, and that reinforces the claim of it being pampered. When something needed tending to, it was, therefore ensuring that the vehicle would be in the best possible condition that the owner could muster.

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    • TomO

      My father had two of these in later years. Both were well-kept cars, but the bumpers for some reason did not hold the shine as one might expect. I am guessing the chrome plating was thinner on these particular cars.

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  8. Bob C.

    Last year for the good Cutlasses IMO. Manufacturers did what they had to do to meet CAFE requirements back then by making them smaller the following year. At least it doesn’t have the lackluster 260 v8.

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  9. ccrvtt

    “It seemed they were pretty popular…” Are you kidding? The Olds Cutlass was the best-selling car in America in 1976-77. People loved them. Good build quality and quintessential middle ’70s styling. Tony Manero would have driven one. If he had the money.

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  10. JOHN Member

    I was not a fan of any of this generation of cars, but I always thought that this year of the Cutlass was a good looking car. I generally don’t care for much after 1973, there are a few exceptions, and for some reason I also liked the 73 Cutlass, go figure!

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    • ccrvtt

      I agree but being an Oldsmobile fanboy I can’t let the opportunity to support the brand escape. My ’69 Cutlass coupe is one of my all-time favorites and the colonnade styling can’t compare.

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  11. Del

    Copies of every gas purchase. Now that has to be the winner in anal retentive.

    Why bother ???

    Nice car. Good price.

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  12. Del

    Speaking of dual exhausts, I have wanted them for years on my 76 Caprice.

    However the frame makes it darn near impossible. If installed they would be to low.

    Wonder if same here

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    • Rixx56 Member

      I believe a ’73/’74 crossmember bolts right in and will have the necessary curves needed.

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  13. JOHN Member

    There are some solutions… aftermarket crossmembers are available that make it fairly simple, but a good custom exhaust shop (emphasis in good) can fit a dual system on just about anything!

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  14. Stevieg

    I had a similar issue getting dual exhaust installed on a 1972 Cadillac hearse. Gas tank was in the way for a second pipe. Yup, a GOOD exhaust shop figured out how to do it. I was so impressed with their solution, I went back to them for darn near everything exhaust & brake related for years. I owned a used car lot at the time, so they made a lot of money off me!
    On a different note, I had a different hearse (1976) I wanted duals for. Milwaukee, @ the time, had some really strict emission laws. If a car left the factory with 1 catalytic converter, it was still required to have one. Two was not allowed. I found a muffler shop that had an “x” pipe catalytic converter. I took it to them & they installed that catalytic for me, along with the rest of a dual exhaust system. Sounded good. The 1972 sounded & performed better!
    As far as this car, what a sweet ride! Wish I had the funds & space.

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  15. JoeNYWF64

    For such a car that sold so many, i find it hard to believe there are so few left.
    Did they rust as bad as, say, ’70s f-bodies? Yet there seems to be plenty of those f-bodies still around!
    Or were these cutlasses & sister cars simply too wide & big for the ’80s & later that no one wanted them anymore & simply junked them?
    If would be tuff to find a parking space TODAY in a lot that this wide cutlass could fit in to – that’s for sure.

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  16. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Cutlass were great cars, had a pair of slightly later ones. Unfortunately the later ones were strangled with emissions but they handled so nicely. I always liked the rwd midrange GM products as the were such great cars even if they weren’t a SS386, GTO or 442.
    The ex got the best in the divorce, that was one of things I regret her running off with.
    Sounds like this one was owned by someone that loved it, taking care of things like the top and paint, wanting it to look and drive like it should. Hope the next owner appreciates it. I know many don’t care for having a car rustproofed, but it’s one thing I do on newer vehicles. When you live in the rust belt a good rustproofing job with help preserve a car that ultimately will turn to rust in a few years.

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  17. Lance R Hostetter

    We had a 77 Oldsmobile for years. Loved to drive it with the stock 350, but like all 70’s GM rust became a issue. Had to let it go for $300 bucks.

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  18. Martin Kovach

    The Colonnade style GM cars of this era rusted horribly around the rear and opera windows and all along the lower edges of the vinyl top trim. Non vinyl top cars fared better and t-top cars were leakers!

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  19. Mark M.

    In Connecticut, these cars for some reason rotted in bumper areas and most bumpers fell off or had to be removed

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  20. Stevieg

    Those were called Buttless Cutlass.

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