Manual Gearbox: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

The fifth generation Cutlass Supreme was available with a number of interesting configurations, like the wacky Salon fastback, or the sporty Hurst/Olds W-30 package, but today’s example is just a simple V8 with a 5-speed manual gearbox..because sometimes simple is best.  Find this 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme offered for $2,000 (CAD) in Surrey, BC, Canada via craigslist.

The 305 cubic inch Chevy small block V8 isn’t going to offer much forward thrust (130 horsepower IIRC), but it does provide a decent amount of torque (245 ft-lbs).  At least this one has a 5-speed manual gearbox, so you could push up the power and have some fun.

See a better way to start your crappy old car collection?