Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Do want! Must find original wheels though.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Beautiful! Can't beat a '73 to '77 Colonade. Some of the most beautiful cars GM ever made. T-tops? Big block? Automotive ice cream!
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Though this one is a bench version, the buckets and console cars had a great looking console/shifter, IIRC. Funny, after years of being ignored cars like this, Grand Ams, Laguna S3s etc seem to be slowly gaining collector interest.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Love it!
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Big block?
    Nope, its a 403, just a bored out 350.

    I have to question the "factory t-tops" they are braging about, GM did not offer a factory t-top(i.e factory as in done on the line by Fisher Body) on these cars as far as I recall, they were installed by Hurst usually after the car was completed.

    I would rather this car have correct super stock II's and the very cool swivel buckets with the floor shifter, the bench is a little blah for a 442. $9,000 is getting up there for a colonade.


    Though this one is a bench version, the buckets and console cars had a great looking console/shifter, IIRC. Funny, after years of being ignored cars like this, Grand Ams, Laguna S3s etc seem to be slowly gaining collector interest.
    Its the next curve, I have been noticing the slow increase in the price of the 1978-1987 GM intermediates too, there still are clean $1500 ones out there, but I have seen them start to slowly climb.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Factory should have called dealer and told them, "We're not building this car with a bench seat."

    What probably happened was the buyer or whoever ordered the car cheaped out because of the cost of the console option. And when you didn't order the console, you got column shift and bench seat.

    Friend's dad ordered him a '70 Z28 for high school graduation. Because of being a cheap skate, he wouldn't pay the $50 Chevy wanted at the time for a floor console.

    Order guide didn't tell him that when you didn't order the console with auto trans you got 3 speed auto on the column.

    We still laugh at him about that one.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Nice Olds.... But if you wanted the best performing GM midsize in 77, you had to go with the Pontiac Can Am with the TA 6.6!
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Car is worth every penny. Colonnades are good cars.
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    Though this one is a bench version, the buckets and console cars had a great looking console/shifter, IIRC. Funny, after years of being ignored cars like this, Grand Ams, Laguna S3s etc seem to be slowly gaining collector interest.
    Can't tell you how many Laguna S3 cars we cut up and seen trashed out 20yrs ago on the local short tracks. Roundy round guys like the ureathane(?) front bumpers for their toughness even if they did add a little weight. We even found a rare wagon with the 73/74 flat nose and used it for parts, had we known then how rare it was we might have saved it.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    I love it. Of course I'd prefer a '76 with a 455, but I'd love to have this one too. Always loved Collonades. First order of business, get Olds SSII's.

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    Its the next curve, I have been noticing the slow increase in the price of the 1978-1987 GM intermediates too, there still are clean $1500 ones out there, but I have seen them start to slowly climb.
    I presume you mean the basic versions. Around Chicagoland Hurst & 442's have gone for silly money for years. The only reason I don't have a '83-84Hurst or '85-87 442 is that really tired clapped ones advertised for $4-8K+ for the last ten years. I wonder if people really pay that... I'd sooner pay $15K for a mint one, but so far they don't turn up when I'm buying.

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    Friend's dad ordered him a '70 Z28 for high school graduation. Because of being a cheap skate, he wouldn't pay the $50 Chevy wanted at the time for a floor console.

    Order guide didn't tell him that when you didn't order the console with auto trans you got 3 speed auto on the column.
    I'd love to see a picture--I knew there were column shift 2nd gens made, but I've never seen one. Did it have a bench?
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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    It's a clean car, but it should have been built with the buckets and console. Bench seat just looks out of place IMO.

    You would think he was have also reseated the spare, fixed the floor mats, etc before taking the pics though.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    Quote Originally Posted by 377Z View Post
    I love it. Of course I'd prefer a '76 with a 455, but I'd love to have this one too. Always loved Collonades. First order of business, get Olds SSII's.



    I presume you mean the basic versions. Around Chicagoland Hurst & 442's have gone for silly money for years. The only reason I don't have a '83-84Hurst or '85-87 442 is that really tired clapped ones advertised for $4-8K+ for the last ten years. I wonder if people really pay that... I'd sooner pay $15K for a mint one, but so far they don't turn up when I'm buying.



    I'd love to see a picture--I knew there were column shift 2nd gens made, but I've never seen one. Did it have a bench?
    Same buckets, just no console. And the column shift.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

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    Same buckets, just no console. And the column shift.
    Weird. Searching for Camaro with column shift on google images turns up mostly gen I's; found a pic of a gen II TA though that shows a column shift with the buckets. Now I usually prefer column shifts but thats just sooo out of place in that car IMO... Love the dimmer on the floor though.

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    Re: Hemmings find of the day: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

    I presume you mean the basic versions. Around Chicagoland Hurst & 442's have gone for silly money for years. The only reason I don't have a '83-84Hurst or '85-87 442 is that really tired clapped ones advertised for $4-8K+ for the last ten years. I wonder if people really pay that... I'd sooner pay $15K for a mint one, but so far they don't turn up when I'm buying.
    The basic versions, though down here there are a still a few 1984-1987 442's around for decent money, the H/O is a specialty so I could kinda of understand it carrying a premium. So many of them have been "donked" or lowrider-ed, that has to contribute to the increase in prices too.

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