Seeing Triple: Trio of Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupes

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The Oldsmobile Cutlass was born in 1961 as an upscale trim level of the F85. From then thru 1999, it would become one of the GM division’s best sellers, even reaching the #1 spot at one point. The seller has a collection of three third-generation Cutlass coupes that need to move on due to the need for cash. Each looks to be in good condition, but will need TLC and maybe paint down the road. The prices (which are firm) range from $13,000 to $16,000 for model years 1968, 1971, and 1972. They’re all located in West Chicago, Illinois, and are available here on craigslist. Kudos to Tony Primo for this tip in triplicate.

While the Cutlass first served as a compact (1961-63), it moved up to a mid-size platform in 1964. In the process, it shifted from unibody construction to body-on-frame. An attractive redesign came in 1968 for the Cutlass, along with the rest of GM’s intermediates. In two-door form, the Cutlass came with either fastback styling (Cutlass S) or as a notchback hardtop (Cutlass Supreme). In 1968, GM policy limited the engine displacement in the cars to 400 cubic inches but that changed in time for the 455 big-block in 1971. That doesn’t matter with any of the seller’s cars as they all have 350s.

1968 Olds Cutlass S

This is the yellow car with a contrasting white interior. The paint looks good although there are a few chips in places. Once inside, the passenger compartment looks similarly nice. We’re told the automobile runs and drives well (as they all do) and the price is $14,000 (no offers accepted).

1971 Olds Cutlass S

Blue paint identifies this second car in the group. Also, it has oversize aftermarket wheels and tires which don’t help the vehicle’s appearance (IMO). It, too, presents nicely although the interior will need a bit of work, including the front upholstery and carpeting. $13,000 cash will take this Cutlass home.

1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme

This one, too, has aftermarket wheels, but they’re not as wild. The orange car with black vinyl top has stripes on the hood and side panels that may or may not be stock. We’re told it has just 50,000 miles and an automatic transmission. With $16,000, this car will change hands and the seller is open to meeting cash buyers at the nearest police station to do the deal.

Which one do you want?

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Comments

  1. Nevada1/2rack NevadahalfrackMember

    Decent cars for the price with what’s being shown. However, those RIDICULOUS rims and tires on the ‘71 completely ruin the design lines.
    Nice cruisers at a nice price.

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    • Jack M.

      Maybe if you tell the seller to keep the clown wheels, you could save a few grand off the price.

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      • Greg S.

        Those rims ruin the looks of that nice car!!

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    • Robert West

      I would consider myself VERY lucky to own just ONE of these Cutlasses. This seller has THREE to choose from! I always liked the 1970-72 fastback body style. He has a reasonably fair price on them.

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  2. Old greybeard

    Prices aren’t bad. Wheels are horrible on the 71.
    Cutlass Supremes we’re available in the Holiday coupe (fast back), for the first couple years.
    The stripes are completely wrong. No cutlass had trunk stripes this generation.
    Comparable Chevy Malibu’s would easily be 2x as much

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  3. Ken

    Oak park I’ll is no where near west Chicago

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  4. SirRaoulDuke

    The 69 is the pick of the litter.

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    • Jack M.

      There is no 1969 for sale in the listing.

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      • SirRaoulDuke

        Finger slip….68. Although a 69 is always good too :)

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  5. Brian W

    Horrible wheels on the 71. Wonder how long it takes the seller to realize buyers are passing it over.

    As for the price, a car is worth what the buyer and seller agree upon. Period.

    Like 5
  6. PRA4SNW

    Same here, blue one is not my style.

    The orange with black stripes is a nice looking combo, as long as you can get away from the Harley / Halloween comparisons. Wheels need to be changed out to rallyes or Cragars.

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  7. Lance

    The 1968-72 Cutlass models are som9e of my all time personal favorites although I read an article saying the 1973-1977 GM colonade intermediates had improved handling and cornering over this generation. The normal sized wheels, newer age and low miles (if verified) would make the 1972 model the pick of the lot of 3 for sale. The 1972 SAE net horsepower Rocket 350 automatic combo is the slowest of the trio but was fine for its intended use as a mid sized family car and an automatic transmission suited that role best. I like the blue color but not the modifications.

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  8. JCH841

    The early 350s were no slouch for a small displacement intermediate but GM took the restriction off 400’s in 1970, not 1971. I had a 1970 442 and it was quick. That being said, I’d take the 68.

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  9. 69W31

    Decent cars for the money. Easy to swap out the wheels on the ’71, not a deal breaker.

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  10. 64 Bonneville

    I like the Cutlass but prefer the earlier (61-67) and the size of the 1978 and newer models. Decent asking prices, but as has been stated before the clown wheels have to go. only good for low-speed handling, or MAYBE show appearance. The low-profile tires provide a harsh ride, loose ’em!

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