The Supreme Colonnade sedan was available in 1973 as the Cutlass Salon, which was an option package that included radial tires, upgraded suspension and reclining bucket seats upholstered in corduroy or vinyl trim along with color-keyed wheelcovers - designed as sort of a European-style luxury/touring sedan similar to the Pontiac Grand Am of the same period. The Cutlass Supreme name first appeared for the 1966 model year, the first year of GM's new intermediate four-door hardtop sedan—also known as the Holiday Sedan. 1964 -1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Production Numbers 1969 Production Numbers 1969 Sports Coupe (171 of these were W30s) 2,475 Hardtop Coupe (1097 W30s) 19,587 Convertible (121 W30s) 4,296 Hurst/Olds Hardtop 912 Hurst/Olds Convertible 2 TOTAL PRODUCTION 27,272 Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest
From 1973 to 1975, the only Oldsmobile convertible offered was the full-sized Delta 88 Royale. Search automobile-catalog: this database is huge, use the search field below …  Traditionally a manufacturer builds many pace car replicas, often thousands  . The H/O convertible also served as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car in 1972.
The model remained in this role for virtually all of its production life. This body style proved to be a winner for NASCAR competition and it visited the victory circle 13 times between 1989 and 1992, when Oldsmobile ended its racing program. The only way to confirm if it's a 442 by VIN that year is if the engine code is X. The Cutlass Supreme ceased production at the end of the 1997 model year. In 1979, the taillights on the Cutlass line dropped the rocket logo. Generally, interior appointments in Supreme models were more luxurious than lesser F-85 and Cutlass series cars and included a cloth or vinyl bench seat with armrest in sedan models and all-vinyl Strato bucket seats in coupes and convertibles.
The 1975s received a new, more squared off grille, slightly larger and incorporating parking lights. A five-speed manual transmission was available as an option with the 260 V8 in all models except Supreme Brougham and station wagons for 1976-77. For both years, the standard Supreme engine was Oldsmobile's 330 cu in (5.4 L) "Ultra High Compression" Jetfire Rocket V8 rated at 320 hp (239 kW) with a four-barrel carburetor.
Of the above, 2,999 F85's were equipped with the B-09 4-4-2 package: F85 Standard; 2-dr Club Coupe 148, 4-dr Sedan 3 F85 Deluxe; 4-dr Sedan 7 F85 Cutlass; 2-dr Club Coupe 563, 2-dr Holiday Hardtop 1,842, 2-dr Convertible 436 Concerns over proposed rollover standards caused many automakers to phase out their pillarless hardtops and convertibles throughout the 1970s, and the Cutlass was no exception. All 1972 L75 455/M20 cars used the larger 2.07 valves and the W30 automatic camshaft. Both the Cutlass Supreme and Calais were available with T-tops or a factory sunroof, even on the base Cutlass Supreme coupe with the factory radio delete option. The entire line was restyled for 1992, with coupes and convertibles gaining distinctive "mini-quad" headlamps shared with the Pontiac Grand Prix coupe. Also included in the Hurst/Olds package was the Hurst Dual/Gate shifter for the three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic transmission. It also received quad square headlights. It was positioned as a premium offering at the top of the Cutlass range.
1972 Production Numbers 1972 Cutlass Supreme Hardtop (17 of these were W30s) 751 Cutlass "S" Sport Coupe (19 W30s) 123 Cutlass "S" Hardtop (623 W30s) 7,800 Cutlass Supreme Convertible (113 W30s) 1,041 Hurst/Olds Hardtop 499 Hurst/Olds Convertible 130 TOTAL PRODUCTION 10,344 (Sunroofs installed on 220 H/O hardtops) Following the race 50 very select Oldsmobile dealers were given the opportunity to purchase one of these cars.
A very rare Muncie 5-speed manual transmission option was paired first with the 2.8 l (170 cu in) 60° V6 in 1988 and 1989. Dale serves as the voice of Auctions America as well as Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions. He also serves as a Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst for SCM and ACC. It was this restyled body that (along with the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Buick Regal, and Pontiac Grand Prix) ushered in the downsized cars into NASCAR cup competition. An upscale Cutlass Calais model was added, differing from the Cutlass Supreme only in minor trim details. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since.
With rectangular headlights newly legalized in 1975, the Cutlass received a facelift for the 1976 model year featuring quad headlights and a waterfall grille. In its final year, it was the best-selling convertible in the U.S., with 11,571 sold, or 16% of the market, beating the Eldorado and Corvette.
Oldsmobile: Postwar Models. That situation would last only that one year, as GM planned to downsize the Olds Cutlass and other intermediates for 1978. In 1988 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway chose Oldsmobile to pace “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, with retired United States Air Force General Chuck Yeager behind the wheel.