Oh yeah!!! My uncle had one of those Cutlass models back in the day with the reversible seats... The seats in his car were black and white, if I remember correctly... (I was really young at the time)
Friend had a Laguna that would do the same thing.
Really didn't make it any easier to get out of the back though.
They tried that gimmick again on the downsized 86 Buick Riviera, I think it came only on the T-Types, on the Buicks, one side was leather and the other was suede.
P.S-That was the last time a girl in a bikini that small ever rode in a Cutlass Supreme.....
Last edited by MCGARRETT; 04-27-2010 at 03:39 AM.
I believe it was Chrysler who first used the "swivel" seating in the late 1950's. I had forgotten about the "reversible" seat cushions! It seems likely this would make the interior last in a new-car appearance for a longer time, since the fabric could be kept clean and dry when desired. At that time, I think the Cutlass was the number one selling car, too.
I think my grandfather's first Monte Carlo had those... at least with the swivel. As for the reversible vinyl/cloth... that seems positively silly.
that's kinda cool
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It's little things like this that made the Cutlass Supreme the No. 1 selling car in the USA. Olds thought of everything it seems.
Kind of sad to think that GM could let it's No. 2 division of the '70s die in just a decade or so (conversion to all FWD sealed the deal in my eyes).
1968 Buick Skylark (Buick 350/4)
1972 Chevrolet Corvette (350 LT-1)
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LS (5.3 liter)
1983 Chevrolet C/10 Silverado (350 Goodwrench)
Former: 1989 GMC Suburban R1500 (5.7 liter)
1969 Buick Skylark Custom (Buick 350/2)
1971 Buick Riviera (Buick 455)
1971 Buick Electra 225 (Buick 455)
Without Buick, GM never would have existed.
Reversible seats ... kinda cool, in a way.
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Awesome, Ive never heard of those before.
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I hadn't heard of them on Oldsmobiles before. Packard had such a setup on its '56 Caribbeans. It was interesting also to see that add, though.
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