I burnt through a few brain cells trying to figure out what to call this next car. I know it was the product of a collaboration between Hurst Performance (company that invented the Jaws of Life) and Oldsmobile…but everybody on the internet just calls it the Hurst/Olds, which is not a proper name because this is technically the Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Coupe (not Cutlass Ciera, that was a front drive pile o junk) with the Hurst/Olds option…so why the Olds name twice in the name? I don’t know and stop interupting me, I was just getting to the part why you should be interested in this car. The Lightning Rod shifters? Yes. We’ve all come to the conclusion that manual gearboxes are superior to autos, but sometimes an auto comes along that is to bizarrely complex that it becomes interesting. Keep reading. Find this 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Hurst/Olds offered for $10,500 in Kunkletown, PA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I know what you’re thinking. You think that ten large is a skosh high to pay for a malaise era Olds Cutlass with a dirty engine bay…but hold on thought before you click away and start searching for used Fiats or something that doesn’t have the solid elegance, solid comfort, solid economy, or solid feeling of a vintage Olds Custlass Supreme Brougham. Plus, bad boy has a stick shift! Find this 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with 4-speed offered for $10,000 in Mira Mesa, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
If you own a car with the words “Official Pace Car 69th Indianapolis 500, May 26, 1985” on the doors you are going to have a few conversations that go like this. Random dude: Wow, so that car was used as the pace car at Indy…that’s wicked. You: Well…it is actually a commemorative version of […]
This next car won’t last long, because it is either a great deal or a big time scam. Or there are some serious issues that aren’t visible in the few photos provided by the seller…but you don’t see tri-carb powered big block muscle cars with manual gearboxes offered for this cheap. Find this 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass […]
I am not normally a fan of cars that have a vinyl top…or those being listed by a “friend” of the seller…but this next car might just be cool enough to overlook a few strikes and become the next cheap classic in your garage. Find this 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe offered for $14,000 in Prince […]
International can be somewhat of an abused term – think Daytona “International” Speedway. Though international in this case probably meant Mexico, Canada, and the United States, this Quad 4 Cutlass model featured all the comfort of the Calais with a manual gearbox and batmobile cladding. In a time when most domestic offerings had pushrods and […]
The first generation Oldsmobile F-85 was a unibody compact that didn’t sell particularly well (everybody wanted a Corvair!), but the 2nd generation, introduced in 1964, was upsized to the body-on-frame A-platform (shared with the Chevrolet Chevelle, Buick Special, and Pontiac Tempest). This next example is a 4-door, but the price is great. Find this 1965 Oldsmobile […]
1972 was the last year for the 3rd generation Cutlass based on the GM A-body platform, and you could get a number of different configurations including; a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door vert, 4-door hardtop, and 2-door hardtop. Imagine if GM offered any car today in that many configurations…it would be chaos! Find this 1972 Oldsmobile […]
It’s an unfortunate thing that the grand Olds 442 became analogous to season 7 of Bewitched or Bob Dylan’s 36th studio album. Once quite good, by 1979 the 442 was patiently awaiting a death that no one was willing to execute. Find this 1979 Oldsmobile 442 for sale in Charlotte, NC for an undisclosed amount of […]
Remember when you could find 60s 2-door muscle sedans offered on craigslist for less than $5k? Yeah, those were the good old days — but WAIT, you can re-live the glory days of cheap muscle by avoiding the over priced “collector” cars and getting a pile of junk like this 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 offered […]