1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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)

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    Friend had a Laguna that would do the same thing.

    Really didn't make it any easier to get out of the back though.

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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.....

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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.

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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.

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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    that's kinda cool
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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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).
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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Other Guy View Post
    I think my grandfather's first Monte Carlo had those... at least with the swivel.
    Probably so. The swivel seats were available 1973-1977. Two friends of mine had 'em ... one was a '73 454 and the other was a '77.

    Reversible seats ... kinda cool, in a way.



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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    Awesome, Ive never heard of those before.
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    Re: 1975 Oldsmobile: Reversible seats?

    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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