For the 1978 model year the Oldsmobile Cutlass was downsized to GM’s new A-body platform shared with the Buick Century, Chevy Malibu, Monte Carlo & El Camino, Pontiac Grand Am, Grand Prix, and LeMans. You couldn’t throw a bent tie rod without hitting an A-body on the road back in 1979, but these things are all but rotted back into the earth. I guess GM was ahead of the curve on recycling. Anyway, today’s A-body is one of the rarest and most unlikely styles — the 2-door Cutlass Aeroback Salon…which sounds way more fancy than it actually is…and oof, the asking price as optimistic. Find this 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Aeroback Salon offered for $8,800 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
CAR IS LOCATED IN VACAVILLE, CA – 400 MILES – 6 HOUR DRIVE FROM LA – 45 MINUTES NORTH OF SAN FRANSISCO – 30 MINUTES SOUTH OF SACRAMENTO – RIGHT OFF I80
NO HOLDS – NO PAYMENTS – NO TIRE KICKERS / SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY
. . . – – – * * * PLEASE READ ENTIRE AD BEFORE CONTACTING ME * * * – – – . . .
VERY CLEAN AND RARE
I’ve got too many cars at the moment, and need to thin the herd.
Up for sale is my 1979 Cutlass Salon Fastback
Factory 305 Chevy V8
Factory Automatic Trans
Not Molested or Modified
Rather rare to find stock high trim level:
Extra factory chrome
Upgraded factory interior
Was being used as a daily driver, body is rust free and clean, interior is complete and clean with a nice headliner, steering, brakes, transmission, driveline, tires, HVAC, weatherstripping, glass, gauges, electronics, lights, chrome etc, all good.
Some work completed in the last few hundred miles:
-A/C Compressor – (Just needs a recharge now)
-Spark Plug Wires
ENGINE DEVELOPED A TICK IN THE DRIVERS SIDE HEAD – PROBABLY NEEDS CAM AND LIFTERS – OR ITS THE PERFECT LS SWAP CANDIDATE
IT DOSENT OVERHEAT OR HAVE MAJOR DRIVEABLITY ISSUES, YOU CAN STILL DRIVE IT HOME – BUT IT NEEDS ENGINE WORK & A CARB REBUILD
REG RAN UP IN MARCH
Comes with all chrome not currently mounted on the body, and extra interior plastic panels.
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