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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass


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It’s just a coincidence that this car’s VIN ends in 455, but it’s the kind of thing an Olds fan could love.  Upon further investigation, you’ll see that this ‘72 Cutlass Resto Mod is charmed in many areas, and you needn’t be an Olds fan to appreciate them.  The look is the beloved 442 with ID in the grille, those huge hood scoops with white striping, stripes on the side with 442 badges, and out back, the 442 ID and, of course, the famous megaphone exhaust tips.  There’s even a Hurst/Olds style rear wing. The classic look is augmented with a set of 17” American 200S mags and just the right rake. Under those scoops, though, is an LS3 V8, and what at first looks like the de rigeur Hurst 4-speed shifter actually shows a pattern for 6 forward speeds!  The car even sports 4-wheel disc brakes. The LS3 takes on the attitude of the feared DRCE engines made famous by Warren Johnson with fabricated valve covers and big tube headers. Almost lost in all this automotive nirvanna is the fact that this is a Cutlass convertible. That, along with the modern running gear and classic ID, make this Olds an ideal cruiser.