Rocket 350: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

There have been some really great finds popping up in our very own Classifieds lately! This 1970 Olds Cutlass was just listed and while the seller is short on description, they state that the pictures tell the story on this one. And the story they tell is one of a very clean and nice classic! It’s currently located in Ephrata, Washington but was purchased from an estate in Idaho. It’s currently showing just 6k miles on the odometer and has a $15k asking price. You can take a look at the seller’s listing and contact them here on Barn Finds.

Chances are this one has seen 106k miles, but it sure looks like a very well sorted driver. The seller doesn’t claim that the mileage is accurate and since it came from an estate, chances are there isn’t any documentation covering the car’s history.

Whether it’s 6k or 106k, this is one tidy engine bay! It’s packing the Rocket 350 V8, which was rated at 250 horsepower. The engine is painted the correct gold color, the air cleaner is correct and all the factory stickers look to be in good condition. Perhaps it really is a low mileage car? And we want to know if the AC still blows cold!

Just look at this interior! It’s in great condition and is either original or a high-quality restoration. The woodgrain gives the car a more luxurious than sporty look, but that’s alright with us. It looks like it would be a comfortable place to be while cruising.

The trunk looks clean as well, but the vinyl cover makes it impossible to tell if the floor is solid. There aren’t any signs of rust elsewhere, so hopefully, that’s true in here as well. It looks like there are a few spare parts here and it’s nice to see that the spare is still with it.

This really is a great looking machine. We don’t see anything that really needs work. It looks like the kind of classic you can jump in, turn the key, and go! So, if you’ve been on the hunt for a classic car you can just enjoy, this one is definitely worth a closer look. Be sure to contact the seller with any questions you have via their listing. So, would you cruise town in this Olds?


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  1. Bmac777 Member

    Nice car. I had 4 of this style Cutlass, a 70,71 & 2- 72’s.
    I like the notch back style much better than the more common fast back design.
    It looked great on the 68-69’s but IMHO it seemed a little large on the 70-72’s but I still like all the Cutlasses
    The Rocket 350 was a powerful motor. My 70 had it with the 4bbl ,TH350 and 3.23’s. It was one of those cars that’s a lot faster than the spec’s would tell.
    I’ve owned a lot of muscle cars and I would put it near the top. I cant explain why, but I’m sure others have had cars like that.

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    • Dusty Rider

      I had a ’72 this color, with a white top. Repainted it and had a dark green top installed. Looked much better with the dark top. I loved that car, it was so much tighter than the ’69 SS 396 I had. That SS rattled like a tin can in comparison.

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  2. jwzg

    It’s funny that we show skepticism over the mileage claim on a car that looks this good but yet someone stuck a grand national in here the other day that look like death warmed over and said that it had 60,000 original miles on it. Color me confused. I’m not saying that this car doesn’t have a 106,000 mi on it but yeesh, How about some consistency?

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  3. Mr. Homer

    Definitely 106k. My ’71 had 180k on the odometer back in ’83 and it looked this good.

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    Very rare to see a Cutlass Supreme with no vinyl top. Very nice car.

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  5. Jcs

    Very clean. Very straight. Arguably Olds best year. Great driving cars, many don’t realize that the Cutlass was the best handling and best driving overall of all of the A-bodies.

    This one definitely deserves a closer look. Regretfully it is on the wrong side of the continent for me. Someone just might be snagging a really nice Cutlass here.

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  6. jerry z

    I’ve owned a few A-bodies but never a Cutlass. ’68-’72 are all good looking but my favorite is the ’68. It’s green though, people must have really liked green back fhen!

  7. Mark P

    I had a ’70 Chevelle, my brother at the same time had a ’71 Cutlass. Both GM, both the same family of cars. He had it for awhile before I ever drove it. One day I took it for a ride, I was shocked at the ride, the sound quality inside and the power of the Olds motor. I thought it’s just a Chevelle dressed up as an Olds. Not true. Learned that day.

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  8. Dave

    The box in the trunk looks like it has three 8-track tapes in it, might have a 8-track player in glove box.

  9. Chris

    The factory 8 track player can be seen a little bit in the interior photo just below the radio, its mounted to lower dash just above the console. The non vinyl top option probably saved the roof from rotting out on this one. GM A bodies with A/C were notorious for heavy condensation build up under the vinyl top & rotting the roof panel out under the top over the years this one looks excellent. Great looking Olds Cutlass Supreme.

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