Prepare to be blown away by this incredible find – a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass station wagon, a rare gem with only 8,700 units ever produced. Despite its banged-up appearance and a few quirks, this car still has plenty of power under the hood. Thanks to Bruce J, we’ve discovered this diamond in the rough located in Perrin, Texas, available for an astonishingly low price of $4,500 or best offer on Facebook Marketplace.
In 1969, Oldsmobile offered two versions of the Cutlass wagon. The glass-roofed Vista-Cruiser, boasting a 121″ wheelbase, and the standard Cutlass wagon, like the one we’re featuring, with a slightly shorter 116″ wheelbase. This particular model accommodates six passengers and doesn’t include a third seat option, unlike its Vista-Cruiser counterpart.
Take a peek inside, and you’ll notice some unusual details. The back seat has seen better days, evident from the visible blue duct tape. The carpet is faded or missing, the headliner is showing signs of wear, and the door panels don’t quite match. The cargo area is also showing significant deterioration. The dash topper seems to be covering up a split dash pad, adding to the car’s character.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 350 cubic inch V8 engine. While it’s not disclosed which variant is in place, the standard version boasts 250 gross horsepower, with the optional version pushing 310. The seller mentions that the Turbo-Hydramatic 350 three-speed automatic transmission, introduced in 1969, is installed. However, the instrument panel shift indicator suggests the presence of the older Jetaway (Super-Turbine 300) two-speed automatic. Further inquiry would be necessary to clarify. The seller claims that this car can cruise at 80mph all day long, and an embedded video in the listing showcases the vehicle doing just that.
Closing sentence: As the seller suggests, “Drive it while you fix it.” This incredible opportunity allows you to get behind the wheel of a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass and restore it to its former glory. With some work, this car holds endless possibilities. Will you be the one to seize this extraordinary chance?