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1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Hurst/Olds Hardtop Coupe
Multiple records set at Mecum Indianapolis 2021
Friday, 14 May - Saturday, 22 May 2021
$40,700
Sale Price
$30,000 - $40,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
22 May 2021
Sold Date
S86
Lot Number
#2-
Visually maintained
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 3J57T5M323248, White with white half vinyl roof over white leather, red cloth, 455/190hp, automatic, Rally II wheels, T-tops, swivel seats, Hurst dual gate shifter, power windows, factory A/C, factory AM/FM radio, dash clock.

Evaluation: Represented with original paint. There are a few chips and touch ups but it mostly presents very well. The gold stripes are nicked in a few spots. Forgivable light discoloration on the roof vinyl. Decent chrome. Light scratching around the T-tops. The weather stripping looks new. Very good original interior. Well maintained but unrestored engine bay. Far from the most attractive Oldsmobile and the gulf between displacement (455 cid) and performance (190hp) is monumental, but this late Hurst/Olds has clearly been loved its whole life.

Bottom Line: And its next owner is going to love it even more, at least that’s what it seems from the price they paid. It would be hard to find a cleaner example, but this is over condition #1 money.

by Andrew Newton
29 May 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
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