1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe

A bold American automotive design

STOCK #:92473220
TRANS:3-Spd Auto

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345 NC 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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Int Color:Tan
Transmission:3-Spd Auto
Engine:4.3L V8

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1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass : A Classic American Cruiser The 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass stands as a testament to the era of bold American automotive design, a time when cars were not just modes of transportation but statements of style and identity. Born from the assembly lines of Oldsmobile, a division of General Motors, this classic car emerged during an age when the industry was grappling with changing emissions regulations and the aftermath of the oil crisis. Despite these challenges, the Cutlass carved out its niche, offering a blend of luxury and performance that resonated with drivers across North America. A notable moment in its history is its role as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 in 1977, which helped cement its place in automotive lore. Design and Innovation The exterior styling of the '79 Cutlass exuded confidence with its sharp lines and aggressive front grille. The quad rectangular headlights flanked a chrome-plated grille, while the distinctive "notchback" roofline hinted at its sporty intentions. Inside, occupants were greeted with plush seating and an array of woodgrain and chrome accents that spoke to the era's penchant for opulence. The quality of materials balanced durability with comfort, ensuring a premium feel that was ahead of many competitors at the time. Technologically, the Cutlass was equipped with features such as an AM/FM stereo radio, optional cruise control, and air conditioning—luxuries that were becoming increasingly standard by late-70s standards. Color options ranged from classic whites and blacks to more vibrant hues like reds and blues, with popular choices often reflecting the bold tastes of the era. The most iconic body style was arguably the two-door coupe, which offered both a sporty silhouette and practicality. Historical Significance The '79 Cutlass played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between performance-oriented muscle cars and the emerging demand for more economical vehicles. It managed to retain a sense of American muscle heritage while adapting to stricter emissions standards—a balancing act that influenced future automotive designs. Its popularity helped solidify Oldsmobile's reputation for producing reliable mid-size cars that didn't skimp on luxury or driving pleasure. Performance and Handling Underneath the hood, options ranged from a modest 231 cubic inch V6 to a more robust 305 cubic inch V8 engine. Performance varied accordingly, with top speeds reaching around 110 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph achievable in under 10 seconds for V8 models. The handling was typical for its class—comfortable on straightaways with enough agility to manage everyday driving scenarios. Drivers could expect a smooth ride thanks to a well-tuned suspension system that absorbed bumps effectively while maintaining composure on windier roads.

Options and Features

  • ⋅ A/C
  • ⋅ AM-FM Stereo
  • ⋅ Color
  • ⋅ Automatic
  • ⋅ Transmission
  • ⋅ Regional Adjustment

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