This 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Looks Ready to Become Your Daily Driver

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If you're in the market, searching for an affordable daily driver, this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass looks ready to become a fancy companion to the supermarket with only minor repairs.
The 1969 Cutlass didn't come with too many changes compared to its 1968 predecessor, as most of the upgrades took place in the safety department, where Oldsmobile had to comply with the new regulations.

The most notable change was the introduction of a new three-speed automatic transmission known as Turbo Hydra-Matic 350. As its name suggests, it was paired with the 350, regardless of the version.

All of these make the Cutlass less desirable in the collectors' world, but it doesn't mean a 1969 model year doesn't deserve to be served. It does, and I would gladly drive one to work instead of my brand-new 2023 car, especially when fitted with the right engine – I'm a big fan of big blocks, so the 400 and the 455 offered by Oldsmobile on the third-generation Cutlass are exactly my favorite cup of tea.

The 1969 Cutlass I told you about earlier is a project that needs some work before returning to the road, but based on the details provided by the seller on Craigslist and the shared images, it doesn't look like it'll take long before the car becomes a daily driver.

It already exhibits rust damage, but the frame, the floors, and the trunk pan are solid, according to the owner. The rust has probably remained on the surface, but you should investigate the undersides thoroughly for signs of rot.

The owner says the car will only require minor body work and a full respray, while the brake system must be replaced. The interior also requires some attention, but the easiest way to accurately determine the amount of work needed by this Cutlass is to inspect everything in person.

The engine is another part that should be checked live. The owner says it starts, runs, and drives, but considering the brakes are bad, you can't take the car on the road yet.

The Cutlass looks intriguing, but the information collectors are interested in is missing. It's impossible to tell if the vehicle is original, though I highly doubt it, and whether everything is still there. The good news is that the Cutlass doesn't look like it has previously served as a donor for another vehicle, so the chances are that almost everything is still in place, paving the way for an easy return to a better shape.

The selling price is fair and makes sense for its condition. The owner wants $4,500 for this Cutlass, and you can find it in Newburg, close to Harrisburg. You'll have to take it on a trailer, considering the brakes can't stop the car.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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