Hey guys, here’s another one you’ll love! Or love to hate. So instead of skimming the article and reading something more to your taste, get ready to properly stretch, grit your teeth and happily complain and fight about bad old GM. Dagnabit! Consarn it! And dadgumit! Oops. Sorry. For a minute I thought I was on some second-rate site that’s been going downhill for several years. Silly me! Well, y’all know where that is ifin you’re so inclined…
I kid, I kid. Well, sort of. But never mind! Here’s another one spied on my friends, Chuck Houston and Joe Tralongo’s, site, Finding Future Classic Cars, on that ‘bookface’ website. A time capsule ’80 Cutlass Supreme.
At the time of writing it was on Marketplace in Chesterland, Ohio, for the sum of $7500. It appears to be Cinnebar, a bright nonmetallic red that was available on many GM cars in ’80. With a black landau top and matching black vinyl bench seat interior. I dig the color keyed wheel covers too. I have an ’80 Monza dealer promo in that color. They also made an ’80 Monte Carlo promo in that color. I haven’t gotten one for the collection yet, but my friend Jim Smith still has a couple. Fortunately.
As the ad explains: “This is a barn find 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Two door, automatic transmission, 260 V8 engine, excellent condition without question. Numbers matching, all original. Runs and drives!”
“You can see the original spare tire and jack still in the trunk. And all the original manuals / paperwork still in the glovebox. This car has been in my family since it was purchased new back in the day. My grandfather only drove this car on the weekends and it has never seen any snow nor hardly ever any rain it’s entire life.”
“We just recently put a new battery in it and got it out of storage to clean up and sell. We have a clean Ohio title as well, ready to go. The vehicle is located at my dad’s property. Serious buyers can message me with any questions and I can give contact info for my dad for you two to set up a time to see the car in person.”
Just one drawback, assuming you’re into these newly downsized 78-80 A-body personal-lux coupes, which succeeded the 73-77 Colonnade Cutlass, Monte Carlo, Regal and Grand Prix. It does not have air conditioning. I think it might be the only 1978-80 Cutlass Supreme I’ve ever seen without it! So keep that in mind. And with no A/C and the Dark Black interior, hope you like it hot. Well, some like it hot. But I prefer conditioned air myself. Unless I’m up at the lake out on the deck in my patio chair, a novel and several gin and tonics. But I digress.
This one is equipped more to my preferences. A loaded ’79. THIS is the one I’d want. Colors. Wheels, trim. With the oh so comfy button tufted leather interior. And cornering lamps! You’ve gotta have cornering lamps. It was also on Steve and Joe’s group a while back, in California, but has since sold-to a fellow member, where it is now living the good life.
So until next time ladies and germs, keep on battlin’ against bad old GM! Go back in time and slap Roger Smith. Kiss your Kia. And don’t forget to tip your bartender. Now where’s my margarita? Dagnabit!