Friday, August 11, 2017

Green! 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday Coupe

1972 was the last year for the 3rd generation Cutlass based on the GM A-body platform, and you could get a number of different configurations including; a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door vert, 4-door hardtop, and 2-door hardtop.  Imagine if GM offered any car today in that many would be chaos!  Find this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday Coupe offered for $11,000 near Belen, NM via craigslist. Tip from Fuel Truck.

From the seller:
1971 olds holiday coupe 442 c factory opposition 455 big block rebuilt with 5400 miles car is clean,bucket seats, center console, a c needs pump vents in dash disk brakes fin hood loovers .dash and interior is in perfect condition ,Kenwood American racing wheels please call 9eightfive686 three dj is my name asking 11000 or trade pree 72 hot rods or fullsize truck with big gas or diesel engine low miles I can sell my own car dont bother with junk or low ballers 

See a better way to drive 'Murican?


  1. I still think this is one of the most underappreciated designs of the era. These just had beautiful lines back then compared to everything else in its class. Hope to get one sooner or later before they also pop up on the collector radar.

    1. I agree. I think that the Olds front end works really well on this shape. When I was fifteen, or sixteen, one of my attainable fantasy cars was a 1970 442, with the full Hearst/Olds package, so these have always occupied a soft spot in my heart.

  2. Fuel Truck - do you live in NM?
    I grew up there. It use to be the mecca for rust free cheap muscle cars (before the car reality tv shows made people believe they were sitting on gold)
    My parents still live in Corrales.

    1. Actually, Sean, I live in Cincinnati, where cool older cars just aren't on the roads anymore outside of special occasions in the summer.
      I suppose that's why I'm so fascinated about unearthing all of these neat old classics from the sunnier cities.
      My go-to cities include: among others, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Seattle, Boise, and Austin. San Francisco and L.A. are just too easy, and I try to leave those towns for others to sift through. Basically, I conduct my searches in anyplace that offers whatever I think of as a good combination of median income, good weather, and a generally more liberal attitude, as that seems to yield the most eclectic mix of cool and funky rides.

  3. "anyplace that offers whatever I think of as a good combination of median income, good weather, and a generally more liberal attitude"
    Hmm, I wonder what the relationship between tolerance and or fondness for unreliable, I mean fun, cars and political leaning is? In central California when my old Porsche is driveable, old white guys ( I am one myself , but I swear it just sort of happened that way between birth and surviving a lot "it sounded like fun at the time" shenanigans ) walk up and say the most depressing things if you think that everyone has stereotyped you as being like that. Driving my mom's rusted out Cummings/Dodge pickup gets a whole other sort of wild assumption about what would be an inoffensive conversational opener.

    On the other hand in Brooklyn, people take one look at the Subaru wagon and all of a sudden we're talking about transgender politics and land use zoning.

    I'm fairly embracing of liberal attitudes, but the fact that you can automatically get $1500 for any car you can drive to the junkyard here in California sort of removes the cars I like to play with from the market.

    Sigh, seems to ba a lot of bat shit in the air this weekend, but top fuel truck got me thinking , and you know what thinking leads to ...


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