In a time when other car companies had lost their mojo, this 1973 Cutlass Supreme is proof that Oldsmobile still understood a winning formula. The attractive redesigned profile met a burly 455 V8 and plenty of luxury features to continue the tradition of a great personal coupe.
Style is exactly what makes us stop and stare at this one. 1973 is a significant year for many unique elements. This was the debut of Oldsmobile’s redesign, which added extra curves to the Cutlass line. The long hood with pronounced fenders, the door panel curve that flowed into the rear quarters, and the sleek rear deck make for a very memorable coupe. And this one even still gets the details right like the premium with vinyl roof, full length trim, and iconic Super Stock III rally wheels that match the bright Regal Red body. This was also the final year before the new bumper laws, and so this one is unique in how these chrome kings look. The front one has an angular design that looks great as it bisects the full length-grill that runs like a waterfall below the car. In the rear, the bumper Is so well integrated into the design, and that’s been an Oldsmobile hallmark for decades. This would be the last time this level of style would be allowed by law!
When you open the door, you realize that the vinyl roof outside was also a preview for the inside. These cars were all about mixing style and luxury, and you see that perfectly on the seats. Bucket seats and a center console are what you want in a muscle car, but the intricate pattern and power adjustment remind you exactly why you paid more for an Olds back in the day. And if you like the way those look, you’re going to love how the side panels, back seat, and headliner carry this premium and intricate white. But black carpets mean you don’t have to take your dusty shoes off before going for a drive. When you slip into the driver’s seat, you are reminded once again of the car’s dual premium and sporting natures. The two-spoke factory wheel gives you a great view of the gauges. The dash has premium wood paneling, and it’s angled towards the driver so you have full command of original items like the AM/FM 8-track stereo and provisions for air conditioning.
Under the hood is an Oldsmobile legend, the 455 cubic-inch V8. This period-correct block looks fantastically original in the engine bay with the deep turquoise paint, Rocket 455 air topper, and even some of your favorite factory decals like the “Keep your GM car all GM” one. The big V8 fires up with a sinister growl thanks to a newer stainless exhaust with H-pipe construction. While not quite the same motors from the muscle car era, this serious displacement makes nice power and monster torque, so you still get that tingle from hitting the accelerator at the stoplights. In keeping with the performances and luxury attitude the TH400 three-speed automatic is stout enough to handle all the big motor’s power, and it’s also smooth enough to settle into easy everyday driving. The power steering, front disc brakes, cruise control, and sway bars front & rear all heighten this easy cruising attitude.
Complete with owner’s manual packet, you’re looking at a distinctive classic coupe for a very affordable price. Deals this nice don’t stay here long. Call today!!!