Collectible Colonade: 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 19K Mile Time Capsule – $15,500
Introduced for 1973, Oldsmobile’s Cutlass Supreme Two Door Colonade Coupe became the top selling U.S. car by the mid 1970s as the popularity of personal luxury coupes peaked. With its quad rectangular headlights and waterfall grill, 1977 marked the final year for third generation Cutlass Supremes such as the one listed on Craigslistin Hubbard, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker is asking $15,500 for his 18,900 original mile time capsule. Researching the NADA Guides Online Classic Car Valuation Tool confirms the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range to be $4,000, $9,650, and $18,000, respectively.
While the top selling car for several years prior, for 1977 the freshly downsized Chevrolet Caprice took the top spot that year. In Oldsmobile dealerships in 1977 the Cutlass Supreme was now awkwardly the same size as the downsized full-size Delta 88 and by that point looked dated as consumers clamored for more fuel efficient cars.
If you’ve considered finding an entering a car in the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (“AACA) Preservation Original Features Class, this is a solid example in a great color combination with will be a solid contender to get your first “Junior” award. The best part is this Cutlass will swaddle you with an air conditioned and very smooth ride on your way to every car show you drive it to. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1977 Olds Cutlass Supreme, only 18,900 actual miles, one owner until recently. 350, automatic, A/C, tilt wheel and Am/Fm radio. All original paint, chrome, interior, trunk and engine compartment. A/C works excellent, Brand new Radial T/A tires, rebuilt carb and newer exhaust. Please call , I won’t respond to anything else.“
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