OLDSMOBILE Cutlass 1961 - 1963
The origins of the Cutlass can be traced back to the mid 50's when an experimental sports coupe was developed by the Oldsmobile engineering team. Built on a new A platform, the Cutlass was powered by a new all-aluminum 3.5 L V8 engine that developed 155 hp and 284 Nm of maximum torque. Equipped with state-of-the-art suspension comprised of a front double-wishbone and four-link coil spring live rear axle, the Cutlass, also dubbed as the F-85, reached a maximum speed close to 100 mph and accelerated from 0 to 60 in close to 15 seconds. Despite its overall good performance, the car's steering and suspension tuning were below sporty driving requirements.
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While some people are having fun restoring classic cars for some weekend cruising, others like to smash them into Walmarts. It sounds ridiculous, but a 33-year old man drove his 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass into the San Jose Walmart. According to witnesses, the driver created all kinds of chaos in the parking lot befor... Continue Reading →
The Starfire name was used by two other older models, but 1961 market the first generation of the Oldsmobile Starfire as a standalone car. This model, the Starfire Hardtop Coupe joined the convertible for the 1962 model year. They shared many bits of sheetmetal with other GM cars and they went unappreciated, so no... Continue Reading →