Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme was a car of the upper middle class, which was built by the spring of 1967 until the end of 1997 Oldsmobile, a brand of General Motors.

At first he figured only one trim level of the model Cutlass, as opposed to simply the Cutlass Cutlass Supreme was equipped with a high performance engine and not available until the beginning of 1974 as a station wagon.

After the Cutlass had been replaced by the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera in late summer of 1981, the Cutlass Supreme was established as a separate series on.

Model history

Cutlass Supreme ( 1967)

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The Cutlass Supreme was introduced together with the less powerful model Cutlass. It was available as a four-door sedan or four-door hardtop sedan two-door sports coupe, two-door hardtop coupe and two-door convertible.

The engine in the Cutlass Supreme, a V8 with 5408 cc capacity, was in principle available in the Cutlass and in Delmont 88-330, but only with 250 hp. In the Cutlass Supreme, he made thanks to Rochester four -barrel carburetor 320 hp (235 kW) at 4800 min -1.

The style of the bodies corresponded to the Cutlass. The vehicle's front was double headlights, sat back a bit and with position lights between the main and high-beam headlights in a wide radiator grille with horizontal, chrome center bar. Typical time was also the " pelvic thrust " over the rear wheel arches and the concave-shaped tail.

Cutlass Supreme (1968-1972)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible ( 1971)

As with the Cutlass, received in 1968 the two-door chassis with a shorter wheelbase 2845 mm. Only three bodies were offered: The two-door sports coupe, the four-door sedan and four-door hardtop sedan the. Like the big Oldsmobile models last year, got the little this year, a new car front with significantly prominent nose; the position lights between the headlights were first obtained. Instead of the two-part taillights of the previous year, there were narrow, one-piece specimens that were arranged horizontally above the rear bumper.

1969 disappeared the position lights between the headlights and the narrower nose was painted. The remaining vertical chrome grille wore rods.

In 1970 the Coupé and the normal sedan were no longer offered; it came to remaining a two-door hardtop sedan hardtop coupe and a two-door convertible to. The dual round headlights sat in rectangular chrome frame and the narrow, horizontal taillights had given two vertical double strip lights, which were integrated in the whole wide raised rear bumper. Both the car with a short as well as with a long chassis designed to a length up to 2 " (51 mm).

In 1971, the front of the vehicle was slightly redesigned. The grille was slightly higher and heavier. The engine produced only 260 hp (191 kW) at 4600 min -1.

In 1972 there were 180 hp (132 kW) at 4000 min -1. Stylistic changes were hardly, only the grille took a bit of height.

Cutlass Supreme (1973-1977)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe (1977 )

In the spring of 1973, the Cutlass Supreme was completely redesigned similar to the Cutlass.

Its front was now wearing single round headlights in square chrome frame. The painted nose remained. In between, there were two grilles in the form of a wide, open down horseshoe. The " pelvic thrust " was as gone as the hardtop model. There were again the coupe and sedan with B-pillars. The V8 engine with 180 hp (132 kW ) was taken from the previous model year.

In early 1974, was the combination of the small series, which has been offered as a Vista Cruiser, additionally offered with simplified equipment (eg without imitation wood on the vehicle flanks ) as Cutlass Supreme Cruiser.

In the summer of 1974 there was a small facelift for all Cutlass. The grille were rectangular and slightly narrower, so there was space for quadratic navigation lights between them and the main headlights.

From 1975 these were gone and the cricket again slightly wider.

1976 gave another facelift the Cutlass Supreme rectangular dual headlights that were positioned over the flat Positions-/Blinkleuchten. The painted nose still had on hand, but the grilles were mutated to fields of eight vertical slits that extended into the horizontal part of the front hood.

The Cutlass saw this year from something else and was only in 1977 the appearance of the Cutlass Supreme. The performance of the V8 engine shrank to 170 hp ( 125 kW). In 1977 there were no further changes.

Cutlass Supreme (1978-1988)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe (1978-1981)

1978, a completely new Cutlass was presented with significantly shrunken dimensions.

This car was available only as a two-door coupe. The vehicle's front was markedly different from that of the Cutlass. Although he had but also simple, rectangular headlights, the grille stretched as in the previous year in the horizontal area in front of the hood.

The motorization corresponded to that of the Cutlass. Standard engine was a V6 engine with 3785 cc capacity, which was available for the Cutlass in the previous year and 105 hp ( 77 kW) at 3400 min-1 gave.

On request there were three V8 engines to choose from: A V8 with 4261 cc and 110 hp ( 81 kW) at 3,400 min -1, and a V8 with 4998 cc and 145 hp ( 107 kW ) or 160 hp ( 118 kW ) power at 3,800 min -1. Like the other versions Cutlass was available and the Cutlass Supreme Brougham as.

1979 changed stylistically nothing on the vehicles, but the engine selection was again greater. Five different engines were available, including a diesel for the first time.

  • V6, 3785 cc, 115 hp ( 85 kW) at 3800 min-1
  • V8, 4260 cc, 105 hp ( 77 kW) at 3600 min-1
  • V8, 4932 cc, 135 hp ( 99 kW) at 3800 min-1
  • V8, 4998 cc, 160 hp ( 118 kW) at 4000 min-1
  • V8 Diesel, 4260 cc, 90 hp (66 kW) at 3600 min-1

1980 changed little turn on the appearance of the vehicles. For coupe, there was now a four-door sedan and LS. Again, five different engines were offered:

  • V6, 3785 cc, 110 hp ( 81 kW) at 3800 min-1
  • V8, 4260 cc, 105 hp ( 77 kW) at 3600 min-1
  • V8, 4998 cc, 155 hp ( 114 kW ) at 4000 min-1
  • V8, 5031 cc, 150 hp (110 kW) at 3600 min-1
  • V8 Diesel, 5735 cc, 105 hp ( 77 kW) at 3200 min-1

In 1981, the bodies were completely redesigned. There was again double headlights. Between them two grille fields stretched, were provided with box and moved to the front down to the front bumper. In the middle of the famous painted bridge showed; the Oldsmobile emblem perched above before the hood. Thus, the Cutlass and Cutlass Supreme saw again the same. The large V8 engines were gone. There was only the 3.8 -liter V6, the 4.3 -liter V8 and the 5.7 -liter V8 diesel.

1982 changed stylistically little again, the Cutlass Supreme Cutlass Cruiser station wagon took over again from DELETED this year Cutlass. The engine range was expanded again:

  • V6, 3785 cc, 110 hp ( 81 kW) at 3800 min-1
  • V8, 4260 cc, 100 hp (74 kW) at 3600 min-1
  • V8, 5030 cc, 140 hp ( 103 kW) at 4000 min - 1 (for cruisers )
  • V6 diesel, 4293 cc, 85 hp (62.5 kW) at 3600 min - 1 ( for cruisers )
  • V8 Diesel, 5735 cc, 105 hp ( 77 kW) at 3200 min-1

In 1983 there was again changes to the grille. While the coupe essentially retained the grill from the previous year, sedan and wagon got a new, vertical, continuous grille as the Cutlass Ciera. The engine range did not change, only the 5.0 -liter unit was also responsible for the sedan (not for the coupe ) available.

1984 only changes to the grille were made again. The coupe got more and more narrow vertical chrome bars, the sedan a box grill pattern 4 x 3 The Cruiser accounted for this year, there was a comparable model at the Cutlass Ciera. The engine range comprised the 3.8 -liter V6, the 4.3 -liter V6 diesel, the 5.0 -liter V8 and the 5.7 -liter V8 diesel. 1985 kept the coupe 's grille, the sedan an upstanding black insert with wide vertical chrome strip in the middle and emblem, and each 3 fine chrome strips on the left and right of it. At the engine range, nothing changed.

In 1986 there were again only cosmetic changes. The two diesel engines fell away due to lack of customer interest, so you only had the choice between the 3.8 -liter V6 and the 5.0 -liter V8. 1987, there were no changes.

In model year 1988, the sedan was gone, only the coupe in standard or Brougham version was available. In contrast to the new front-wheel drive model, which was introduced in January 1988, called the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme Classic. It gave him exclusively with the well-known 5.0 liter V8 engine.

Cutlass Supreme (1988-1997)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Sedan (1990-1992)

In January 1988, the Cutlass Supreme was switched to front wheel drive. This resulted in a completely new car, which was significantly smaller than its predecessor.

The sleek, wedge-shaped body had a low grille with horizontal bars, which was interrupted by a vertical central section with Oldsmobile Emblem. Used in the grill were wide-band headlamps. At first there was only a two-door coupe, which was equipped with a V6 engine with 2834 cc displacement, the min-1 125 hp (92 kW) at 4500 gave. In addition to the standard model and the LS version, there was the International Series, which was again better equipped (eg with leather-covered bucket seats ). In this configuration, the car was produced in 1989.

Mid-1989 the 2.8 liter engine was replaced by a V6 Moter with 3130 cc displacement, the (103 kW) made ​​140 hp.

In 1990, a four-door sedan and a two-door convertible to. The convertible (only in standard version and with roll bar ), as well as the coupe and sedan in SL and International -Series version, there was only introduced last year with the 3.1 -liter V6. Coupe and sedan in standard version there was also equipped with two four-cylinder engines with 16 valves from 2261 cc power of 160 hp (118 kW) or 180 hp ( 132 kW) attracted.

1991 changed little stylistically, but the 180 hp four-cylinder engine fell off again; for an additional V6 engine with 3392 cc and 210 hp ( 154 kW ) came power.

1992 got the car a new radiator air intake without grid and the 160 hp four-cylinder engine also fell away, leaving only were the two V6 engines. The standard and SL equipment have been replaced by the new S- equipment. The convertible was only available in standard.

In 1993, the 3.1 -liter V6 power and was now 160 hp (118 kW ) from.

1994 fell off the International Series, but there was for the " S" surcharge a "SL" equipment package. In 1995 there were no changes.

In 1996, the convertible was discontinued. The other two body variants were available only in the "SL" equipment.

1997, the 30th and last year of production, the 3.4- liter V6 fell away, leaving only the 3.1 -liter V6 with 160 bhp was available. 52 963 units were built later this year, but in 30 years it had been over 8 million pieces.

End of 1997, the Cutlass Supreme was adjusted. Successor was the Oldsmobile Intrigue.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe (1992-1997)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Sedan (1992-1997)

Sport variants and Success in Sport

After the Cutlass Supreme no more powerful engines than the Cutlass offered more, various high-performance variants were produced:

  • Oldsmobile 4-4-2
  • Oldsmobile Hurst / Olds

At times, was a Cutlass Supreme Pace Car at Indy 500 race. Even with the NASCAR racing Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme were involved.