1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible being sold at No Reserve
This was your Father's Oldsmobile if he was the cool Dad on the block back in the 1970's. Opportunities like this don't come around very often. 1970 has proven to be one of the most expensive and highly sought after years to acquire from the pinnacle of the muscle car era. Many people are wanting silly money for these classic convertible's in today's market. This straight nearly rust free body is being listed at No Reserve so the winning bidder can decide exactly what they would like to spend.
I haven't driven this Cutlass Convertible much except for around town a few times. I have to say this Cutty drives nice and straight down the road with finger tip control. I have several other cars that I need the funds to restore from this sale. This is a nice opportunity for someone to get in on the muscle car excitement at a reasonable price. This would make an ideal 442 recreation like the last picture I showed of the 1970 Twi-light Blue 442 W-30 hardtop that was at Mecum in Indianapolis last weekend. The ram-air hoods are available at a wide variety of aftermarket muscle car parts suppliers for around $600-$1000. It's no great secret that when these cars are recreated into a 442 they command some nice prices. Apparently someone placed a pair of sport mirrors from another vehicle on these doors. To make this car proper for a 442 those would need to be changed to clam shell type mirrors, but the mirrors currently on the car serve the purpose in the meantime.
This 49 year old Cutlass Supreme Convertible has spent it's entire existence in Georgia until last July in 2018 when it was brought to Wisconsin. It has never been subjected to the harsh winters and salt of the Midwest. All of the panels appear to be original, so it wouldn't take all that much to restore this body into a very nice drivers quality classic convertible. The quarter panels look to be the originals and in good condition as well as the inner and outer wheel houses. I didn't see any repair work done inside the wheel wells. I saw no signs of this car ever being involved in any accidents except maybe on the right rear where it looks like it was touched up. The mileage appears to be correct at barely rolling over once. The odometer reads 08313. In most states the mileage is exempt on current titles. This Convertible is registered in my name and is open, clean, and clear issued through the State of Wisconsin. It is noted on the title that it was previously titled in Georgia. The title will be sent out to the winning bidder by U.S. Priority Mail the same day the funds are clear.
This Oldsmobile Rocket engine starts right up with electronic ignition and a newer battery. I drove it around the neighborhood and to go shoot the pictures. The transmission shifts as it should and the engine sounds nice with dual exhaust. There are front disc brakes and they do stop the car, but I recently saw the back section of the master cylinder near empty, so I'm surmising that there is a leak somewhere in the rear brake lines. The brakes are good enough to load onto a car carrier, but will need to be addressed for any type of regular driving. The cable for the floor shifter is missing. That will need to be installed by the new owner. The column easily shifts the transmission into all the gears. This car is exactly the way I purchased it and I haven't had the time to make the upgrades and adjustments. This is a car for someone who wants a toy to tinker around with. This is basically a running and driving project with good bones to make into something really sweet.
All of the chrome on this Olds is in nice driver's quality condition or better. The two bright lights are T-3 headlights, so those are believed to be the originals. The other low beam headlights were upgraded to Halogen head lights. The fenders on this car are original 1970 fenders with no groves in the fender gutters unlike the 71-72 model year fenders that have little bumps on the fender gutters. The previous owner replaced the entire carpet with brand new black carpeting with the extra padding underneath. There is a new set of four Black Deluxe carpeted floor mats. The front bucket seats were recently professionally reupholstered, so they should be nice and comfortable for many years to come.
The prior owner had also replaced the Black convertible top which has the back glass window option with a new well liner. They did not have it set up for power, but it does go right down in the well manually with ease. The new owner will have to set up the top to work with power if they so desire. It appears that the prior owner also replaced the windshield with a brand new one.
This Convertible sits on a set of four Dunlop Tiger Paw P225/70R14 raised white lettered steel belted radial tires with nice tread mounted on 14 inch Super Stock II wheels. All four wheels have all four center caps, all four beauty trim rings, and all 20 chrome lug nuts. Being a Georgia car t he floors and frame are in good original condition and the trunk floor is also original and in nice shape. The trunk floor was coated with A/C Delco black and aqua spatter spray to appear like it came out of the factory. There is a new trunk mat that has a restored jack, jack stand, bumper mount, and crow bar sitting on top of the mat. Also included in the trunk is full size Super Stock II spare wheel with a Dunlop Tiger Paw spare tire. This way if there is ever a mishap the car can be back on the road in minutes looking complete.
There is a Sony AM/FM CD player with a detachable faceplate in the dash but is not is not hooked up, so the stereo option will be left up to the winning bidder. This Cutlass Supreme Convertible came from the factory with power steering, power front disc brakes, tinted glass, bucket seats, console and factory air conditioning. The a/c box on the firewall is still in place and the a/c condenser is in front of the radiator, but the a/c compressor is missing. It was relatively rare to have the a/c option on these cars back in the day, so that is a nice option to have. Getting the air conditioning working will be the choice of the new owner. This Olds is steered by the awesome four spoke 442 sport wheel.
Included in the glove box is a 1970 Oldsmobile owner's manual in very nice condition. These older classics that have survived for nearly half a century are becoming harder and harder to find.
The Nada Classic Car Price Guide currently has a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible with a Rocket 350/310 horsepower engine and air conditioning listed at $38,755 in high condition, which they consider an excellent overall vehicle that was completely restored, or an original vehicle showing very minimal wear. Note: This value does not represent a 100 point show car or a #1 vehicle. Those vehicles can reach much higher prices.
They have the average condition listed at $19,550, which they consider in good overall condition that could be an older restoration or a well maintained original vehicle that is completely operable. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. They say an average condition car is considered a 20-Footer!
They have the lowest condition valued at $13,282 being considered a deteriorated restoration or a very poor restoration, but mostly usable As-Is! The lowest value does not represent a parts car, but would be considered as the price for a car needing a complete restoration.
The numbers don't lie! These Antique Droptops are very valuable classic muscle cars. Remember, when the top goes down the price goes up. Why pay the crazy prices these cars are bringing nowadays when you can fix one up close to your personal preference dream car right here selling at No Reserve on a quick 3-day auction? Don't you deserve to treat yourself to the sweet ride of your dreams that you've always wanted?
In my opinion if this Convertible were made to look like a 442 W-30 Convertible the new owner could expect those prices to actually double their investment. Whatever this classic genuine 1970 Classic Convertible sells for in this quick No Reserve 3-day auction is a win/win investment.
This Oldsmobile is an investment that I believe will continue to rise as these Convertible's have consistently shown to escalate in value with each quarter. Here is a prime opportunity to acquire your dream car at a nominal price. I tried to list everything I could think of when the description was written, so every potential bidder can make the most informed decision prior to confidently placing their bid. If you feel anything may have been left out please ask as many questions as you like.
This Georgia car is being offered in the same condition as when I made the purchase last summer. I simply touched up the paint in several areas and am offering it at No Reserve on a 3-day listing. It will sell to the highest bidder on Sunday evening at 5:00pm Pacific time, 7:00pm Central time, or 8:00pm Eastern time depending on your location.
Thank You for taking the time to read and view this auction!!!
Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||342670C100103||Mileage:||8313|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||Supreme Convertible|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||Rocket 350|
|Options:||Bucket Seats, Console, AM Radio, Tinted Glass, 442 Sport Steering Wheel, Super Stock II Sport Wheels, Dual Sport Mirrors, Convertible||Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Safety Features:||Does Not Apply||Power Options:||Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Air Conditioning|
|Sub Model:||Convertible||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Twi-light Blue||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||Black||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Number of Cylinders:||V8|