Oldsmobile Cutlass

The Oldsmobile Cutlass was an automobile of the upper middle class, which was from spring 1967 to mid-1981 Oldsmobile, a brand of General Motors built. First, the Cutlass was a better equipped version of the Oldsmobile F -85 and replaced this by the end of 1972 completely.

In the spring of 1997, the name designation for the successor of Ciera found again use a cart of lower middle class, which was produced by the end of 1999.

Model history

Cutlass (1967)

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Even last year, the Cutlass was a trim level of the F -85. From now on he formed his own series, consisting of a four-door sedan, four-door hardtop sedan, fünftürigem wagon, two-door hardtop coupe and two-door convertible.

The engines came from the F- 85th A six-cylinder with 4097 cc displacement, the min-1 155 hp (114 kW ) carried out at 4200, and a V8 with 5408 cc and 250 hp ( 184 kW) at 4800 min -1.

The vehicle's front was characterized by dual headlights that were positioned slightly set back 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 " in the body over the rear wheel arches and the concave-shaped rear end.

Cutlass (1968-1972)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupe (1969 )

1968 received the two-door a shortened chassis with 2845 mm wheelbase and the name Cutlass S ( S for "short wheelbase "). In addition to the convertible and the hardtop coupe, there was also a two-door sports coupe with B-pillars.

Like the big Oldsmobile models in the previous year were also the smaller now also a new vehicle front end with a clearly marked nose. The position lights between the headlights were first obtained. Instead of the two-part rear lights last year, there were now slim one-piece tail lights that were arranged horizontally above the rear bumper.

1969 accounted for the position lights between the headlights, and the narrow -designed nose was now painted. The remaining vertical chrome grille wore rods.

In 1970, the dual round headlights were surrounded by rectangular chrome frame. The narrow, horizontal taillights had given two vertical double strip lights that were fully integrated into the widely raised rear bumper. Both the car with a short as well as with a longer chassis grow in length by 2 "( 51 mm). The convertible was no longer offered.

In 1971, the front of the vehicle was slightly redesigned, and the grille was slightly higher and heavier. The four-door hardtop sedan dropped from the offer. The six- cylinder to deliver even 145 hp (107 kW), the V8 engine 240 hp (176 kW).

In 1972 there was the Cutlass only as a four-door sedan and two-door coupe than the Cutlass S as a sports coupe and hardtop coupe. The six-cylinder engine was also omitted. The unchanged V8 made ​​160 hp (118 kW) at 4000 rpm -1. Stylistic changes, there was little, only the grille took in height slightly.

Cutlass (1973-1977)

Oldsmobile Cutlass S Sedan ( 1977)

1973, the Cutlass was completely revised. The front end now included single round headlights with square chrome bezels. The painted nose was maintained with a split grille in the form of a wide, open down horseshoe. The " pelvic thrust " over the rear wheel cut-outs accounted for as well as the hardtop coupe. The V8 engine delivered this year 180 hp (132 kW) at 3800 min -1.

1974 there was a small facelift. The grille was now rectangular and slightly narrower designed so that there was room for square position between these lights and the headlights. 1975 these were gone, and the grill again slightly wider. On new engines, there was a 5.4 -liter V8 now with 4261 cc capacity, which carried 150 hp (110 kW). The V8, there was, however, only for the sedan. The coupe Cutlass and Cutlass S received 4.1 -liter inline six- cylinder engines with 105 hp (77 kW) at 3400 min -1.

1976 accounted for the name Cutlass, for coupe and sedan were called Cutlass S to distinguish it from stronger Cutlass Supreme.

Another facelift included the Cutlass S rectangular dual headlights that were positioned over the flat Positions-/Blinkleuchten. The painted nose still had on hand, the grille was integrated into a sloped front end, divided by vertical and horizontal struts with vertical louvers. The performance of the V8 engine was reduced to 110 hp (81 kW).

For model year 1977, the front end was re- designed vertical, and cooling vents extended into the horizontal part of the front bonnet (see photo). The 4.1 -liter R6 engine was replaced by a V6 specimen with 3785 cc capacity, which also gave 105 hp (77 kW).

Cutlass (1978-1981)

Oldsmobile Cutlass Hatchback (1978 )

1978, a completely new Cutlass was presented with significantly reduced dimensions. This model was available as a two-door coupe ( with hatchback ), as a five-door station wagon with two or six seats and a new four-door hatchback body styles, a sedan.

The rectangular headlights were integrated into a simple rectangular grille with chrome crossbars. In the middle of the grill, the Oldsmobile emblem was placed.

Standard engine was the already known from the previous 3.8 -liter V6. Moreover, stood on a choice of three V8 engines available: The well-known 4.3 liter V8 as in the previous year, and a V8 with 4998 cc and 145 hp ( 107 kW ) or 160 hp ( 118 kW) at 3800 min -1. The coupes and sedans were called Salon, the combined Cruiser. All versions were also available in a higher-quality trim Brougham.

In 1979, as a further body variant of this, a four-door notchback sedan. In addition, the body design remained unchanged, but the engine range has been further extended. Six different engines were available:

  • 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, 5735 cc, 160 hp ( 118 kW) at 3800 min -1 ( only Cruiser)
  • V8 Diesel, 4260 cc, 90 hp (66 kW) at 3600 min-1

1980 changed little turn from a visual standpoint, but there were five engine options to choose from:

  • 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. Was positioned in between a split grille with vertical and horizontal braces which extended up to the front bumper. The grille informed the famous painted bridge; above it the Oldsmobile emblem was positioned in front of the hood. The hatchback bodies had been adjusted just like the big V8 engines. There was only the 3.8 -liter V6, the 4.3 -liter V8 and the 5.7 -liter V8 diesel.

In late summer 1981, the Cutlass was replaced by the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.

Cutlass (1997-1999)

Oldsmobile Cutlass (1997-1999)

In early 1997, the 15 year long built Ciera was replaced. The successor was again the traditional name Cutlass, but was available only as a four-door sedan.

The new Cutlass was closely related in terms of design and technology with the simultaneously introduced the new Chevrolet Malibu. Other than this the Cutlass was only available with a V6 engine with 3,130 cc displacement, the (114 kW) made ​​155 hp at 5,200 min -1. If desired, a 160 PS (118 kW) version was available. The body was slightly rounded design than the Ciera. There were two versions Standard and GLS.

For model year 1998, the power of the motor is 150 hp ( 110 kW) increased at 4,800 min-1. The base model now had the designation GL.

For 1999, the last year of production, there were no more changes. In addition, amenities interested buyer could choose a Gold Package, which included a gold-colored finish, gold anodized alloy wheels and golden emblems.

End of 1999, the Cutlass was deleted without replacement from the model program since the spring of 1998 Oldsmobile Alero was introduced in the same market segment served.