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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W-31 Four Speed Documented

I looked for years for the "right" car to do a frame off restoration on, and this car was bought from the original owner in 2013 with that intention. Sherwood green, dark green interior, and black stripes; predominantly original paint. This car has never been advertised or available for purchase before now. Ordered new from Blinder Oldsmobile in Mason City Iowa, and built on Halloween, 1969 (10/31/69). One owner car from 1970 - 2013. Spent first 20 years in Minnesota, next 23 years in Florida, and last 2 years in Michigan. Taken out of daily driver duty in 1975. All receipts for work done to the car since new. The motor was rebuilt at 75,000 miles; car now has approximately 98,000 miles. One broadcast card was found under the back seat, and a second broadcast card was found under the drivers side sill plate. Options include bucket seats, console, SSII wheels, AM radio, tinted glass, top of door/quarter panel chrome trim, four speed, and 3.91 rear. Original motor, transmission, and rear end. INCLUDED PICTURES ARE FROM WHEN THE CAR LEFT FLORIDA IN 2013. The car has been disassembled this year, with a no corners cut restoration having begun. REPEAT, THE CAR IS CURRENTLY DISASSEMBLED. Looking for a buyer to pick up the ball and either complete themselves, or the car can remain at current restoration facility with more/all work to be completed by extremely experienced and highly recommended Oldsmobile restoration expert, Bob Reeve. Parts are bagged and labeled; 100% complete. I had no intention to sell this car, however, another opportunity has come my way. Serious buyers please send private message. $18,000.

Update: I have done very little to market the car. The car will possibly be going to Ebay. Will be sold within the next few months. NOS GM quarter panels are available with the purchase of the W-31, at additional cost. The quarter panels are not for sale without the car. If interested please contact me via private message. Thank you.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:22 AM   #2
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That is a very nice starting point!!


Surprised more Olds guys haven't chimed in!!


Dark Green with Black stripes:-)


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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:47 AM   #3
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Can you give a ball park figure as to how much money is needed to complete the restoration at its' current location. That $ plus the asking $ is the cost of the car. Thanks & good luck with the sale.


ps...whatever has caught your eye to pull you from this car must be really something special...care to share or too early?
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DAMN I would love to have this car. Its the same color as my other 2 Cutlasses. Damn shame I have no place to put it.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #6
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just my 2 cents, but its too bad another survivor has gone under the knife. looked like it could have cleaned up real well.
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just my 2 cents, but its too bad another survivor has gone under the knife. looked like it could have cleaned up real well.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 02:38 PM   #9
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Cool car- it came from the same dealer as my father's '70 W-30. Blinder wasn't in the habit of stocking performance cars, especially W-Machines. My grandfather was a salesman, then sales manager at that dealership.

Good luck with the sale, it looks like a great car.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:41 PM   #10
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just my 2 cents, but its too bad another survivor has gone under the knife. looked like it could have cleaned up real well.
I agree.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #11
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Want to trade up? I have a restored 70 W-30
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Old December 21st, 2015, 10:33 AM   #12
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Two weeks since the original post & no response from seller.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:14 AM   #13
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He don't post much. I am sure his PM box is filling up.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:39 PM   #14
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Cool car- it came from the same dealer as my father's '70 W-30. Blinder wasn't in the habit of stocking performance cars, especially W-Machines. My grandfather was a salesman, then sales manager at that dealership.

Good luck with the sale, it looks like a great car.
The original owner told me he travelled to this dealer to order the car as his family had previously bought cars there. The dealership building still exists; just not selling cars there anymore.

Not interested in a car trade, however would consider partial trade for NOS Cutlass/442 parts.

I believe I have replied to all PMs; thank you for your interest.

The car will be sold; serious buyers please send private message.

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Old January 7th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #15
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How much $ is it going to take to get this car put back together and restored?
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Old January 7th, 2016, 06:22 PM   #16
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i was in mason city today.do you have the address of blinder olds.the last dealer there was sedar olds/cadillac/gmc.they have a new building on the west side of town.
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i was in mason city today.do you have the address of blinder olds.the last dealer there was sedar olds/cadillac/gmc.they have a new building on the west side of town.
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Blinder Oldsmobile was located at 1104 N. Federal Avenue, Mason City, Iowa.
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i'll have to check it out next time i'm up there.i was supposed to go to the 1200 block of n. federal last week.might be there again today or next week.
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Is it bad to say i would buy this and turn it into an old style stocker drag car . Only if i had 20k i would totally do it. Love w31's as im a small block guy and this car is very nice . Good luck with the sale.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #20
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Price drop to $22,500. Serious buyers please send pm.
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Old April 16th, 2016, 12:09 PM   #22
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is it still for sale
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Old April 16th, 2016, 01:17 PM   #23
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Lost the PM that I was sent ctls442. How much again to get this car restored in its current state?
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I saw this car at Bob Reeve's place in Jackson, MI, CarShine Refinishing and Restorations, in August of last year, 2015. The trunk pan and RR quarter was being replaced due to serious rust issues. The trunk pan came from a rust free donor body. I don't know about the quarter if it came from the same car or was an NOS quarter. Carlos and Bob are "Uber Metal Men" and do excellent work.

The work they did on my original sheet metal, body prep, and paint work is outstanding. They did my 70' F85 W31 back in 2000 and people swear that it looks like it was just painted! Before I left last year I put it on jack stands to clean the underbody/suspension, etc., and I could not find a speck of rust or deterioration of the work they did on the body. So if you buy and let them finish the body you will not be disappointed!

This is a legit car with Fisher docs. I believe he got it from Melbourne, Fla.

BTW Greg: sorry you are not going to finish this car. Also, I rebuilt the carb on the 70' W31 auto you sold to Tim who lives in Mason, MI and I sold him my JO coded turbo 350 from my wrecked 70' W31 F85 auto. So although it has a different VIN # on trans at least he now has the correct code trans. I also gave him a copy of the dealer invoice showing the VIN # on the trans, therefore giving proof it is a JO trans for a W31.

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What a great car. Green is my favorite color. I would love to have it in my stable but am currently downsizing. I think the price is spot on btw. GLWTS!
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I saw this car at Bob Reeve's place in Jackson, MI, CarShine Refinishing and Restorations, in August of last year, 2015. The trunk pan and RR quarter was being replaced due to serious rust issues. The trunk pan came from a rust free donor body..
Hi Dave. The trunk needed to be replaced not because of rust, but because the car was rear ended and repaired early in it's life. So we came up with a solution to make it good as new. ~BOB
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Ah, that is right Bob! I forgot about the actual reason why you replaced it, my bad................

BTW; Hope you, Carlos, and the family are happy and well!
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Here is some more information on the W-31, along with some pictures of the car in its current state. The car is still for sale. The original owner had the car in Minnesota from new until approximately 1990; from 1990 until 2013 the car was in Titusville, Florida. The cost to complete will vary widely based on what the buyer will complete versus what work will be jobbed out. Personally, I would recommend the car stay with Bob Reeve to have him complete the car. Serious buyers please send me a private message and we can discuss this. The car has NEVER had serious rust issues. When the car was a couple months old (December, 1969 or January, 1970) the owner said he was in bed one night (he and his wife lived in an apartment complex) and heard the sound of one car hitting another. He actually said to his wife "someone isn't going to be happy tomorrow". It turned out he was the one who wasn't happy as another car slid into the passenger quarter panel of the W-31. The insurance company paid for the repairs and a new quarter panel, decklid, and back bumper were installed. The work was done poorly. There was bondo in the trunk floor, the inner wheelhouse looked bad, and the quarter panel was poorly installed. This was part of the reason it was decided to do a frame off restoration on the car. I asked Bob Reeve if the necessary repairs/metal work could be done to make the accident damage undetectable, and he said yes. Having the luxury of two rust free 1970 Cutlass parts cars, Bob removed the entire trunk floor from the tail panel to the back seat, and both the inner and outer wheelhouses out AS ONE UNIT from all spot welds, from my 50,000 mile, rust free North Carolina 1970 Cutlass parts car. The results speak for themselves; beautiful work (see photos). Additionally, NOS GM quarter panels will be made available to the purchaser of the car, at a reduced cost from market value, if the purchaser wants them. Serious buyers please send private message. Thank you, Greg
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It obviously needed a resto to correct the poor repairs done after its accident!
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Looks like a perfect restoration too me. It would have been a good plan to complete the body before selling but looks like very good work!!

A 6 cylinder car is often sacrificed:-( it's ok:-)

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So the car is still available then ??
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Price lowered; see Post #1 for current price. Serious buyers please send private message.

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