1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 3.8 ltr 231 V6 from North America
Classic style and comfort
A/C compressor was shot.
Rear brake pads.
Carburetor needed to be rebuilt.
Drivers seat buttons had fallen off.
I just purchased this 1985 Cutlass Supreme with only 39K miles. The interior is very clean - headliner is still intact.
All electricals work perfectly with a little wear on the turn signal stalk and gear shifter.
I've had the A/C converted and compressor replaced, and an aftermarket stereo and speakers installed.
The rear brakes needed to be replaced and I've had new shocks installed all around. I also had the carburetor rebuilt.
The paint, vinyl top and original rally wheels are in "like new" condition.
This car was a one owner for many years until it was stolen and recovered in 2005. Since then it ended up in auction and I bought it for $2000 from an independent dealer. It's absolutely beautiful. It's become a project for me to make it a daily driver and enjoy it. I loved these cars back in the 80's, and thought they were of the most beautiful cars on the road.
The car feels heavy and solid. The 3.8 ltr V6 has great compression and runs well. It's not super fast, but competent and smooth. The car has a laid-back driving position and rides quietly and smoothly. Driving it is very nostalgic. I'm surprised that it corners pretty well for its size. I'm looking forward to getting it back to its original state and driving it regularly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2009
2nd Oct 2009, 09:24
Don't use it as a daily driver. Keep it as a collectible, which it will be before too long.
3rd Oct 2009, 15:02
If the 3.8 has a major problem down the road - which isn't unheard of - you can just slip a nice smooth old 307 V8 in there, rebuilt, for $1,200 or so.