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Is my oldsmobile rare?

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posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 10:52 AM
I just recently made a deal with a guy I know who runs a custom bodyshop/audio/paint, etc. here nearby. I have 2 cars, a 1971 olds cutlass s coupe, all original #'s matching, and my "unknown", 1980 cutlass calais t-top.

I was recently building a new motor for my t-top, a bored 30-over 350 olds, with everything new--pistons, heads modified to big block specs, headers, etc. The only parts original on this 350 are the rods and crank, and those have recieved attention too.

The deal:

I traded my 80 t-top (was gonna sell it anyway), unfinished, all parts, in return for all bodywork/primer and custom candy paint on my 71. My 71 is an arizona car, so it is rather rust free (I live in MI.). There are some panels that need to be patched, not too bad. It worked out as a great deal for both of us.

The questions--???

How rare are the t-tops? I have heard that there are less than 1,500 of them in this true?

I have only been able to find pictures of one other t-top after hours/days of research, and it is of an 81. No other year models I have ever seen have this option.

Is there anyone out there who is an Oldsmobile freak?

If so, i'd love to hear some background on the car, and how many might be left.

(keep in mind that I am still trading it.)

posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 12:27 PM
Sure do miss the old cutlass's. Not sure about the 1500 with T-tops, though it was a factory option. Seems like it was mostly powered by a Chevy 305 motor.

On the 71 model, look to see if its an SX or not. If its an SX, you have something special.

Heres some data that may help you decide.

NADA price guides may help you decide, depending on the factory options.

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 'S'
...........Low Retail. Ave Retail. High Retail
Base Price $2,900....$6,250.... $10,650
Options and Equipment
350/260 HP V8 Engine add: 10% 10% 10%
SX Package add: 20% 20% 20%
W-30 Package add: 25% 25% 25%
Total Price $4,495...$9,688.... $16,508

1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
...........Low Retail. Ave Retail. High Retail
Base Price... $1,075.... $2,975.... $3,850
Options and Equipment
6 Cylinder Engine subtract: 10% 10% 10%
Air Conditioning add: 5% 5% 5%
Sunroof add: 5% 5% 5%
Total Price ...$1,075.... $2,975.... $3,850

posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 01:23 PM
no, the 71 is just a standard production s coupe. not a 442, or a supreme. It is still in more than excellent mechanical condition though. It's got 100k miles, and it runs as well as my new colorado.

It's the 80 I'm curious about.

it came with a 261 v-8 with a 2bbl. I researched the vin already. hehe

posted on Nov, 19 2008 @ 10:58 AM
I used to have a company vehicle it was an 80 Cutlass,back in 80 lol,but I've yet to see one with T top so yes I would think it's a rare model

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