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CamoDeafie
05-31-2009, 07:33 PM
found a 1980 Olds Cutlass coupe, RWD G body, not sure if its a 442 or a regular cutlass repainted and restored.....
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/cars/IMG00784.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/cars/IMG00785.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/cars/IMG00787.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/cars/IMG00786.jpg

its got a 350 in there, not sure which 350 it was....a floor shifter, bucket seats, and the dude is asking $2000 or best offer out here...decent deal??

Tuddi
05-31-2009, 07:46 PM
The spoiler really spoils the look of the car....
Hood air intake is too narrow/small for matching the rest of the car's look.

Bottom line: I would gladly take the blue beauty next to it... even if it came with the same price!

CamoDeafie
05-31-2009, 08:39 PM
hmm i might do that if it means i buy the olds and you take the blue beauty :P lol. but on the other hand, the blue beauty had all the things i want in a daily driver, which the black olds doesnt....the spoiler i think was one of the options on the 442 back in the 80s, soo i dont know if its legit or not lol

86euro
06-01-2009, 02:22 AM
I'm about 99.9% sure that's not a factory spoiler. Looks good overall though.

Zaloryan
06-01-2009, 05:26 AM
Too high for a factory spoiler. See the rivets on the trunk? Eeh...too obvious for Oldsmobile.
http://members.tripod.com/~jestepp/ho_sideA.jpg

turbokinetic
06-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Nice find - but Washington is a little bit of a long haul from Alabama!

David

CamoDeafie
06-01-2009, 08:43 PM
actually its right here in Oregon, central Oregon..the licenses are probably out of date though

turbokinetic
06-01-2009, 09:35 PM
actually its right here in Oregon, central Oregon..the licenses are probably out of date though

Oh! That's not as bad. Only 2,240 miles from my place. :rock:

I'll drive 1000 miles each way for a diesel Century coupe - but that right there is pushing it a little. :)

But then I do dearly love the western part of our great country...

David

Geoaidan
06-03-2009, 11:16 AM
That's a very beautiful car, and a great price at $2,000 bucks. Wow! I'm not too crazy about the spoilers too.. Reminds me of the nun caps in the old TV show with the flying nuns.

sky81
06-20-2009, 02:09 AM
Actually at in 1980 the rear wheel drive Cutlass was known as the A body...
until 82, when the FWD A body came out... then they started calling the RWD cars "G body".
This is definitely not an original car.
No 4-4-2 option in 1980 as far as I ever knew.
There was a W-30 option in 78 or 79.
The hood scoop and tail fin are definitely NOT original.

Century7667
06-20-2009, 11:51 AM
Actually at in 1980 the rear wheel drive Cutlass was known as the A body...
until 82, when the FWD A body came out... then they started calling the RWD cars "G body".
This is definitely not an original car.
No 4-4-2 option in 1980 as far as I ever knew.
There was a W-30 option in 78 or 79.
The hood scoop and tail fin are definitely NOT original.

Confirmed! I have the factory GM 1980 Chevrolet Malibu shop manuals around here that state they are A-body. In fact, if I recall (I was in high school), there were the A-body (Malibu) and A-body "special" (Monte Carlo) in those days. They lost the A-body designation with the advent of the FWD A-bodies. I can still remember reading the Popular Science issues back in the 70's when GM was kicking a$$ and taking names by down sizing their vehicles before Chrysler and Ford. The Imapala/Caprice in 1977 (B or C body), and the Malibu in 1978 (at that time was an A-body), and the Citation shortly after that (X-body).

Those were strange days. I remember Dad getting a mailer from GM after the Malibu was discontinued (in I think '84), Pontiac was pushing the "Bonneville" on the G-platform. "If you miss the Malibu, you'll love the Pontiac Bonneville" They were marketing the thing as a upscale Malibu. It was definitely the the old A/G body...though I was used to Bonnevile being on the big chassis. I think this was when GM started to have identity problems in the divsions.

Ken T.


Ken T.