1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Is A Great Project Car

Aug 14, 2019 2 min read
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Is A Great Project Car

All you need is imagination, know-how, and patience.

The old saying is one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, and that certainly applies to cars. You have to look at this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S with that kind of perspective. Despite the unrestored condition, this car has a tremendous amount of potential in the right hands. You could restore it to the former glory, or choose to make it your restomod performance beast.

You’ll note the original paint is long gone. The good news is body filler has been applied, and everything is sanded as well as primed. That means prepping this car to repaint will be easier. With new brightwork attached, this ride will be ready to impress anyone who lays eyes on it.

While there are only three Cragar wheels shown attached to the car in the pictures, the fourth one is accounted for and included. Unfortunately, the tire wrapped around it has an unrepairable hole, but you get a spare generic wheel out of the deal.

If you’ve dreamed of a classic American car with an absolutely amazing interior, this is your chance to live those dreams. While much of the original materials are still in place, most need to be replaced. All the carpets have been stripped out and the front bench seat has a cover over the worn upholstery. However, the dash, steering wheel, and backseat upholstery all look like some elbow grease might bring them back to their original glory. Despite drooping in a few spots, the headliner might be salvageable as well.

Under the hood is a 350ci V8 with a 2bbl carb. It’s mated to a 2-speed Jetaway automatic transmission and a 10-bolt rear. Some drivetrain parts are missing, so you’ll need to do the wrenching or hire someone to get this car running again.

In the trunk are numerous parts for this Olds. Those will be helpful to get this ride looking nice and fully functional again, so you won’t have to track down everything yourself.

Oldsmobile launched the Cutlass nameplate in 1961 and it stuck around all the way through 1997. The third generation of the car launched for the 1968 model year, introducing a shorter 2-door called the Cutlass S. The front fascia was restyled for 1969, and most people agree it was a huge improvement. Known for solid all-around performance, these cars have become legendary, with values steadily increasing lately. This certainly applies to a Cutlass in this kind of condition. To inquire about purchasing it, contact Classic Auto Mall.

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