Oldsmobile Cutlass

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This is an amazing car and a very rare find. A 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 'S', two-door coupe, California Black Plate car with 23k original, documented miles. This is a two owner car and it has just undergone a two year complete frame-off restoration. The car was purchased new in California and rarely driven by the first owner. The second owner purchased the car 35 years later in 2003 and it sat under a California carport until 2012. The car has never seen snow or salt and has always been 100% rust-free. It has never been crashed or wrecked. I have the open and signed California Title and Bill of Sale in hand.

The car was originally Scarlet Red with the Scarlet Red interior. I had the car completely stripped to bare metal, including all jambs and inside of all body panels. The car retains all of its original sheet metal and had zero rust before being restored. All molding and emblem holes were welded-up, as well as the front fender mounted antenna, for a cleaner look. The new windshield has an internal radio antenna. Both the front and rear dash areas were re-painted the original Scarlet Red, while the glass was out. The car was then painted Gloss Black, using a urethane epoxy primer, two-stage base coat / clear coat urethane paint, then wet-sanded and buffed for a high luster finish, at a total cost of $16k.

The bucket seat, console shift interior is 100% original and nothing has been changed or restored. The car has a factory tilt steering column and original AM radio. I have added an Autometer in-dash tachometer in the clock delete pod, which was tastefully done. The body was removed from the frame and all of the body-mount rubber bushings and bolts were replaced. The frame was painted satin black and the underside of the body was also painted satin black. Inside of the trunk remains original and untouched. The radiator core support was also rust-free; it was blasted and powder-coated satin black and it even has the original rust-free battery tray. Both front and rear bumpers were re-chromed by Tri-City Plating of Tennessee. Both pot metal vent window posts were re-chromed by R&D Finishing of Tennessee. All of the rubber bumpers and weather-stripping have been replaced with Metro SoffSeal.

The original drive-train was a 350c.i. engine with a 2-speed powerglide transmission. I installed a professionally rebuilt 1970 455c.i. engine with 'E' heads and Edelbrock Performer Package, including: camshaft, lifters, double roller timing chain, aluminum intake manifold, 750cfm carburetor and a G.M. HEI distributor. Also installed was a professionally rebuilt Turbo 350, 3-speed automatic transmission with a new torque convertor. The rear end gears were changed from 2.73:1 to 3.73:1. With 28" tall rear tires, the ratio is actually 3.55:1. A rebuilt high torque G.M. starter motor and a 105 Amp one-wire alternator were added. The custom-made dual exhaust system consists of 1 ¾" tube Hooker Headers with Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers and 2 ½" aluminized pipe, for an awesome sound. The original 14 inch wheels and bias-ply tires were replaced with 15 inch U.S.A. Made wheels and radial tires. The wheels are American Racing Torque Thrust II, rear size: 15"x10" and front size: 15"x7", with custom ordered backspacing. The tires are Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/T white-lettered radials, rear size: 275/60R/15 and front size: 225/70R/15. The car has the original spare tire and jack in mint condition.

The car originally had front drum brakes and was upgraded to power front disc brakes. All (4) ball joints and front end parts were replaced with Moog components. All control arm bushings were upgraded to PST Polygraphite. Upgraded Moog front and rear coil springs were added along with (4) KYB gas shock absorbers. All fuel, brake and transmission lines were replaced, along with the fuel tank sending unit. The air conditioning system was re-sealed, converted from R12 to R134a and blows ice cold.

This is a rare opportunity to own a '68 Olds Cutlass, as clean and rust-free as you will ever come across. I have invested $40k in this car, excluding my labor; my loss is your gain. I restored this car with the intention of keeping and enjoying it for a long time to come; however, due to unforeseen financial circumstances, I am forced to sell this vehicle. Asking price is $32,000. Please, no trades and I do not need any help selling this car.

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23% under 7k

29% between 14k and 21k

30% between 21k and 28k

13% between 28k and 35k

6% over 28k

* These values are based off the 172 1968 Cutlasss that have been posted on this site.

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