1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass
CUSTOM PAINT, 260 V8, LOTS OF UPGRADES!
HIGHLIGHTS: One family owned! The story goes that this car has been in the same family since new. It left the factory originally as a black on black olds cutlass when the grandfather of the current owner purchased it new. Only changing hands 1 time after the unfortunate passing of his grandfather, today this Cutlass features a cool custom paint job, a killer aftermarket sound system, and a set of 20" wheels.
BODY OVERVIEW: The body is remarkably clean and straight, with all of the emblems and trim in place and in fair condition. Most of these items are showing some age, but should clean up well.
True mileage is unknown, as it is nearly impossible to prove on cars with 5-digit odometers, but the story goes that the 71,000 mile odometer reading is accurate.
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: Given the body condition, we can believe that the mileage claim is accurate. The newer custom paint job was laid down on a straight body, and really gives this car a unique look. This is not a “show quality” paint job, but it was done well and looks great!
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior condition also caters to the mileage claim, as many items known to deteriorate are still in good condition. The front seats are separating at the seams due to age, but the back seat is in fantastic condition.
While the interior could use a little love, it is far from needing to be fully replaced.
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood sits what appears to be the original 260 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8. Aesthetically, the engine bay could use some work, but this car fires up and runs very well. It drives nicely, and rides smoothly. It could use some “freshening up,” as it has been in storage for the last couple of years, but this car is turn-key as it sits.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The cool custom paint job, the aftermarket wheels, and the aftermarket sound system!
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: If big wheels and custom paint jobs aren't your thing, this may not be the car for you.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? At the moment, the only thing it truly needs is a new set of tires. The current tires are out of date and showing some cracking.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Anyone looking for a mild custom car that won't blend into the crowd. Whether the big wheels do it for you or not, this would be an excellent candidate to enjoy as is or take to the next level.
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning NO
Oil PSI Gauge N/A
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition & Door YES (Trunk lock sticks)
Runs & Drives YES
Tire Condition: Decent tread, will probably need a set of tires pretty soon.
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- 260 V8
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- Split Bench
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- Center Console
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