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So about 2 weeks ago my son tells me about a "car" sitting in his friends grandfathers basement. I start asking tons of questions what kind, year and what shape its in. The next week I go by and find this low mileage (33k) Cutlass that has been sitting in his basement for 10 years and he is the original owner. He has ALL the paperwork to this car for the past 30 years. We air the tires up check all the fluids and put a fresh battery in and it fires up after 10 seconds of cranking It had a small radiator leak but not bad enough for me to drive home. The factory wheels had to go and found some vintage centerlines to go back on it and looking for a Olds 350 because it has the 307 :P . Here are some pics.. enjoy
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Gotta ask, how much?

If I had found that, I'd be taking it to the hood and selling it. They love these old cars over there...

Now if it was a Buick Grand National....
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Gotta ask, how much?

If I had found that, I'd be taking it to the hood and selling it. They love these old cars over there...

Now if it was a Buick Grand National....
Yeah I saved it from the hood they make good street cars with a Olds 350, Caddy 500 or LS swap. I paid $1500 for it
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Interior looks good. I had a Suburban with those same style seats and it held up really well.

Are you deleting all of the vac/epa garbage?
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Interior looks good. I had a Suburban with those same style seats and it held up really well.

Are you deleting all of the vac/epa garbage?
Eventually looking for a 350 Olds to swap in rebuilding the transmission for more power and a better gear out back. Im surprised that after sitting for 10 years it fires right up.
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$1500 seems fair, given the provenance.

It'd be a great first car for some young man, certainly was when I was younger (mid 80's).

Good find, congrats!
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$1500 seems fair, given the provenance.

It'd be a great first car for some young man, certainly was when I was younger (mid 80's).

Good find, congrats!
Its a steal around here most of them are rusted or beat up. My old car (1978 Buick Regal) has a 3.73 posi unit under it at a old friends house. Gonna try and get that soon
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Lucky boy! Very nice.
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Eventually looking for a 350 Olds to swap in rebuilding the transmission for more power and a better gear out back. Im surprised that after sitting for 10 years it fires right up.
Will any gm small block work in those or just the olds? I'm not too familiar.
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Will any gm small block work in those or just the olds? I'm not too familiar.

The 350 Olds is a direct bolt in but much better than the 307 double the power also. Any GM V8 will fit its a little more work even the big Caddy 500 will go in. Everyone around here has Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers but Oldsmobiles are rare. Ive always liked the 78-88 G body cars they look good full frame ride good and are becoming rare.
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That's a great looking car, keep it just the way it is and enjoy it.
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Its a steal around here most of them are rusted or beat up. My old car (1978 Buick Regal) has a 3.73 posi unit under it at a old friends house. Gonna try and get that soon
I was a Ford guy, so I had a '65 Galaxie 500 coupe, 390 with a C-6 refit.
Great car, went straight really fast, but try to turn or stop....
Huge, could fit half a football team in there.

I also had a '70 MG Midget, so went the other way with that.
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That's a great looking car, keep it just the way it is and enjoy it.
Drop a GM crate engine in it and remove all the emissions junk.
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Go big or go home. That thing is crying for a 455/200-4R combo.
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I've got a 73 riviera with the boat tail that has the 455 under it's hood and I love it more every time I drive it.
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Nice find.
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There are some production companies in soCal who specialize in older cars in excellent condition like that, they'll pay you far more than $1500 for it.
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I like those old G body cars man, you got a deal on that. I was going to get one, paint it, and lower it but then we ended up with a 78 Bronco and three parts Bronco's
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Drop a GM crate engine in it and remove all the emissions junk.
agree. probably the easiest and most cost effective if you are not a big into doing your own work.

should be able to drop anything in there, we put a 350 chevy we rebuilt in the garage from a Camaro in my buddy's cutlass in highschool, just had to use the right motor mounts but the cross member was already drilled with the holes for GM bb, sb, BOCP etc. motors...

sweet car, I'd have jumped at that for the price. I almost bought a new monte carlo in '86 which is same body so have always wanted to find one in decent shape but no go around here...
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do not remove the emissions junk. I was in CA when they went from LA & SF only needed smog to everybody. I had to buy smog gear for my MGB from NH, because everything closer was already gone. VW guys had to take their vacuum advance distributor into the house every night because people who bought mechanical advance distributors were stealing vacuum advance distributors.

the whole country could find themselves in the same boat at any time. keep your car smog legal.
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