Despite the latest automotive trends, fluctuating collector car values and our crazy economy and to a greater extent my own personal economy; I never wanted to say goodbye to my 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. In fact, I’ve told my wife many times that I would never sell this car.
However, I have lived long enough to know that you should never say never because you just never know how things might change.
I purchased this car back in 2010 with simple hopes and dreams of making it mechanically sound and cruising to the local car shows on the weekend. Yep, that’s it!
I never really had big plans for a huge restoration project or anything like that. I pretty much liked my Olds the way it was, mostly original and I was planning to add some minor performance upgrades. Nothing too fancy.
You see, I like my cars particularly muscle cars a little rough around the edges. Therefore there wasn’t going to be any candy paint or 22inch wheels here. A set of Cragars or Torque Thrust wheels would do just fine, wrapped in some fat rubber with raised white letters.
I remember like it was yesterday, riding home from work and only about 5 minutes from my home and…Low behold this beautiful tank sitting in a parking lot near a local repair shop.
When I got close enough to hop out my truck and take a closer look, I was sold when I saw the center console and bucket seats! Not to mention clean, no rips or torn interior and no cracks in the dashboard.
The headliner was a little low in the back and the previous owner appeared to have begun the process of removing the vinyl top but never completed the job.
I called the number on the window, met up with the owner and took my first ride. I was already sold but the roar of that 350 Rocket confirmed it more so.
Now I have to admit, wifey wasn’t too happy and she did put up some resistance but she knew that I was serious about this one and eventually she came around. To her credit, she loved the car so much that she hated to see it go.
To keep a long story short, I thought it was fitting to write about this experience on Car Guy Speed Shop.
Basically I purchased this car because I wanted to have a little DIY project and hit a few shows here and there but after a few years I just never got around to it and eventually, I decided to let her go.
I am sure some of you can certainly relate and I hope that you make the best decision for your specific scenario.
Overall, I believe she is going to a good home, actually across the globe to another country (The Olds that is) not my wife she is definitely a keeper 🙂