Classic Car Ads: Oldsmobile Cutlass
When I think Cutlass, I think of the 1984 Cutlass Supreme seen below. The near-premium personal-luxury coupe was almost absurdly popular in its day, and was usually the best-selling car in the Chicago area every year.
I imagine anyone of a certain age sees a different car when they hear the model name Cutlass. First used by Olds back in 1961 as the top trim level on the compact F-85, the Cutlass badge has adorned almost countless body styles and price points in the maker’s lineup.
Indeed, the Cutlass has been a coupe, sedan, convertible, station wagon, and has seen service as a compact and midsize car. The following are just a few of the specific models to which the Cutlass moniker has been attached:
- Cruiser/Vista Cruiser
The Cutlass name was last used by Oldsmobile in 1999, applied to small sedan which was pretty much a clone of the contemporary Chevrolet Malibu.
While 12 ads don’t do the Cutlass legacy justice, we think we’ve collected a decent representation of the vehicle’s broad history down below. If you have any thoughts on the Cutlass, share them below.
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ads
1961 F-85 Cutlass
Review Flashback! 1986 Oldsmobile Toronado
1970 Cutlass Supreme
Cheap Wheels: 1975-1977 Oldsmobile Omega F-85
1974 Cutlass Salon
Photo Feature: 1942 Oldsmobile 66 Special
1978 Cutlass Salon
1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme: Five Engines — No Waiting
1978 Cutlass Supreme
Photo Feature: 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire Hardtop Coupe
1983 Cutlass Calais
Forgotten Concept: Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV
1984 Cutlass Supreme
Photo Feature: 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop Sedan
1985 Cutlass Ciera
Our Favorite Oldsmobiles (Gallery)
1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
Forgotten Concept: Oldsmobile Profile
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Cheap Wheels: 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Listen to the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast
Oldsmobile Cutlass Gallery
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