I drove it to the salvage yard on July 11, 2004. Its value, $25 and a took the battery and the one good wheel and tire.
It was fun while it lasted.
This 82 Olds Cutlass Supreme proves something I've always known about older American cars. They can take a lot of neglect and poor serving, and still run and run. Watching Pimp my Ride on MTV in the UK-England is Great! I've seen a knacked old Caddy Deville with poor bodywork and ripped interior, with half is dashboard hanging out. It still runs. They even pimped a 1986 Cutlass Supreme Coupe which looked like it had just come from the auto breakers yard.
The cars GM, Ford and Chrysler churn out now are more like the Japanese/Euroboxes we see on our roads today.
Whatever happened to the distinctive American styling that made your cars so unique, that you could spot one a long distance away. Keep old American iron on the roads. Marty.
Yes they were quite distinctive. My dad had a 78 Oldsmobile Cutlass. A few years later I bought a 78 Chevy Monte Carlo when I started driving. even though they were basically the same car, they looked as different as night and day. you can tell them apart from down the road. Remember one thing: any Euro box, rice burner, or bland American car will go to 60 m.p.h in 7 or 8 seconds, not so in the 70's through the 80's Believe me I tried many times, but no use. It wasn't until the earl;y 90's that cars, even Cadillacs and other large American family cars, started performing decently.
I had an '82 Cutlass (4-door) with a stock 307 V-8.
It out handled the driver's ed car from my high school pretty easily! I took the driver's ed. car around the (fairly sharp) curve at about 35 mph, and nearly ran off the road. (The instructor had to hit his brake) I think it was a base model, late nineties Grand Am. My Cutlass took it at 45 mph, no sweat and could've done it faster. That stuff is part of the reason that I'm mostly against front-wheel-drive!
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