The third generation Oldsmobile Cutlass was introduced in 1968 with new styling overseen by Stan Wilen.
Every year there were upgrades to the third generation Cutlass which by 1970, when today’s featured car was built, was available with seven different body options.
In 1970 a third 455 cui / 7.4 litre V8 engine was made available for the Cutlass, this one is fitted with the smaller 350 cui 5.7 litre Rocket V8 which could be ordered with two barrel or with two four barrel carburetor options producing over 325 hp in top W31 form.
Those Cutlasses fitted with floor mounted gear changers were fitted with Hurst shifters.
This particular ‘matching numbers’ Cutlass was imported from Florida in 2013.
There are probably less than half a dozen Cutlass models of any age in the UK.