$24 500

1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Car Details
Body Convertible
Mileage 10000 mi
Year 1968
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color White
Interior Color White
VIN: 336678E152668
Seller Note

Stalled projects need not stay that way. This 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S convertible is living, cruising proof that stalled projects can still ultimately turn into stylish drivers when someone is willing to pick up the gauntlet. The seller of this car says that before he bought the Olds in December of 2020, it was “a project car that had sat for nine years.” The previous owner had the body removed from its frame and it received extensive metalwork, new paint, and new body bushings when it was reunited with its chassis. Upon purchasing the car, the seller also received many of the parts needed to complete it, including additional items to upgrade the powertrain, and even some spares. He did have to source the interior parts, convertible top, and some body trim and emblems, however. Today, this triple-white convertible remains a complete example of a classic A-body Cutlass with big V-8 power. installed the 1971 455-cu.in. Oldsmobile V-8 that came with the car when he bought it. He reports that it runs well, but he doubts that it was rebuilt. The seller refurbished the carburetor and added new ceramic-coated headers and dual exhaust with Dynomax mufflers. A new driveshaft connects a rebuilt and “good-shifting” Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic to a Chevy 12-bolt Positraction rear axle with 3.31:1 gears. Prior to a cold start the driver “needs to pump the gas pedal a few times,” per the seller, who adds that the V-8 “idles well, and there’s “no smoke,” but there is a “very minor oil weep up front.” The stock coil-spring suspension has new AC/Delco shocks, 17-inch American Racing wheels, and low-profile tires, and the rubber has “less than 200 miles” on it, the seller says. “The power steering is okay, with no play or leaks.” He also reports that the convertible’s suspension is “pretty firm,” but it rides well, and that the stock power-assisted four-wheel drum brakes have a “good pedal,” and operate properly, with the car stopping straight, and not pulling to the side.