The World Shouldn't Ignore This 1969 Cutlass Parked for 25 Years on a Concrete Floor

1969 Cutlass convertible 11 photos
Photo: eBay seller checr8448
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The hardtop was the most common body style on the 1969 Cutlass lineup, as Oldsmobile produced more than 19,500 units in this configuration. The W30 package made them significantly more desirable, with only 1,097 units rolling off the assembly lines sporting the included upgrades.
The convertible was the runner-up in terms of production numbers, accounting for 4,296 units. However, if you want a W30, finding one today is insanely difficult, as only 121 units got to see the daylight.

The Cutlass convertible in these pictures doesn't wear the W30 package but still looks intriguing thanks to the solid shape retained throughout the last decades.

The car is a barn find, though the owner doesn't share more specifics. The car has been sitting for more than 25 years, and eBay seller checr8448 says it spent all this time on a concrete floor. If true, the claim is good news from a metal perspective, as the undercarriage should be clean and solid. You should still put the car on a lift and inspect the floors, as it's the only way to determine how much work you need for a complete restoration.

The engine under the hood is the mysterious part of the story. We know it's a V8 (code "36" in the VIN indicates a V8-powered Cutlass), but no further specifics are available. The owner says the mill ran when parked, but its current condition is unknown, and we don't even know if it turns over by hand.

The photos reveal a solid body shape and an above-the-average interior, though it's unclear if anything is missing. The cabin needs a thorough cleaning before getting more information, so make sure you order a complete third-party inspection if you're interested in saving this Cutlass.

Getting this convertible on a trailer won't be as easy as you hoped, as the brakes are currently frozen. You'll need a mechanic to free the wheels if you decide to take the car home, but you won't be able to drive it, considering the long tenure in storage.

Finding a new home for this Cutlass convertible should be easy, as the owner posted the car on eBay as part of a no-reserve auction. It means a single bid is enough to give the car a second chance, and at the time of writing, three people entered the race to buy it. The top bid today is $3,600, but I expect the selling price to get close to $5,000 by the end of the auction. The digital fight will end in five days.

If you want to see the Cutlass in person, you'll have to travel to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where it's currently waiting for the end of the auction.
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