Your Grandparents Olds: 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass Colonade 4 Door Hard Top Sedan – Sold!

May 2020 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Despite Oldsmobile’s effort to market to younger buyers throughout the seventies and eighties, beyond the top-selling Cutlass Supreme, the vast majority of the GM’s division were aging clientele who opted for no-frills transportation such as this 1974 Cutlass sedan recently listed on Craigslist in Cranbury, New Jersey with only a stated 43,560 original miles with an asking price of $4,500.   Reviewing the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Olds smartly priced at the lower end of the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $3,176, $7,875, and $13,492, respectively.

While a low-mileage car, the seller indicates this Cutlass received a repaint that still presents well.  While parts of the uniquely patterned cloth interior show signs of wear, the seller states that extra material along with other spare parts will be included as part of the sale.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive, Malaise Era simple sedan to enjoy the old car hobby in, this may be the car for you.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Please READ entire ad for I am not wasting my time answering DUMB questions .

IF THE AD IS HERE ITS STILL FOR SALE ***** WILL TRADES for Corvette , Mini Cooper , Fiat Pop, Miata , MG , Triumph , Convertible , BMW , Harley , on/off road motorcycle , in same condition and running as good as mine must be a New Jersey titled car AS MINE . ******

A nice real 43,560 mile 4 door 1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 350 v/8 automatic , crank windows , new radio ( looks old but new ) . Paint shines ( older nice repaint ) , chrome all good tires in great shape , 1 year old battery , new wiper blades , Drives great ,stops fine , shifts correct . A/C has been retrofitted to new product . Needs a little work but none that effects it from being used as/is .
I have extra seat material and some other parts to go with car .

It is a good clean NEW JERSEY titled car . The miles will go up a little because I am driving a little .

I WILL sell , collect cash and then you take car , keys and title .

THIS IS FOR SALE if you have interest leave me a contact number and I will call you .


Priced at $4,500 a fair price for a older fun car , I do not see anything as this for sale anywhere in our area for sale . Keep in mind this is a 46 year old car and they do need attention once and a while , I am not looking to sell or trade to anyone who thinks this is like a new car .”

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