1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 455 cubic inch from North America
The very best car in 1976
Never had any problem, always kept up maintenance.
The car had black exterior, black velour interior and full vinyl roof. The motor was 455 cubic inch with 3 speed auto transmission. It was faster than a vette of the same year, and much more comfortable. I had a 76 vette, so I know.
It's a very sad day when they stopped making the Cutlass. And even sadder when I made the mistake of trading the Olds off on another car. I have never seen another on with those options.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2010
14th Mar 2010, 16:45
"I have never seen another on with those options."
- Right. I know that only several hundred Cutlasses were built in the 1976 model year with the 455.
18th Mar 2010, 14:30
HAD a 76 Brougham bought new. Red ex with black soft landau top & black interior. 350ci. Great car. Punch it at about 40mph & 4 bbl would kick in. Speedometer would go up, gas gauge would go down. Loved that car!!!
23rd Jun 2010, 20:20
I just bought a 1976 Olds Cutlass Brougham with 28,000. Stock 455 three speed auto, but limited with options AC and AM/FM radio, no other options. Garage keep all those years and driven occasionally. I'm curious how many Broughams had the 455 option. Anyone know? Pacop03@aol.com.
24th Jun 2010, 11:20
There are very few 1976 Cutlasses with the 455. Maybe no more than a few hundred.
25th Jun 2010, 10:31
The '76 Cutlass was a nice car. I'd rather have a '76 Trans Am 455 4-speed myself though. I'd put that as the best of American cars for 1976.
12th Mar 2012, 12:35
I have owned a 1976 Cutlass Supreme with the 455 Rocket engine and a TH400 Trans for 9 years now. I bought it with 49,000 miles on it, and now it's got 51k on the clock.
It was special ordered with the 455, 8 track, rear defrost, rally wheels, white lettered radials, landau top, tilt sport steering wheel, cruise control, and black vinyl bucket seats WITHOUT a console. I have not seen another with this combination before.
BTW, less than 5% of these cars were equipped with the 455 engine. However they made hundreds of thousands of them, so there were a fair number of them that were equipped with Big Blocks engines. How many are left? That is a different story.