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Old February 9th, 2011, 04:40 AM
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Ok, my first Oldsmobile was the 1974 Delta 88 Royale I bought from the gas station I worked at. I paid $400 for it in 1987. Kept it till I met my future wife in 1993.She didn't like the color(pea green outside) so I sold it to a friend of mine for $1200 total on payments.lol.She drove it for a few more years and then I lost contact with her and the car. Always told my wife I wanted a 98 version and i would accept a 75 but would prefer a 74. Low and behold, many years later I came upon my current 75 98. And in the meantime I have also acquired a 79 Delta 88 Royale diesel(daily driver), and 2 yes 2 1981 98 Regency sedan's both diesel also. All the diesels run great for anyone's info. The 79 had 55000 origianl miles on it when I bought it 2 years ago. It now has 67000 on it. The 81 98's both have turned the clock once. I will post with them soon.
Sounds Awesome! Great story! We are looking forward to a few pics
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65 442 I bought for $750 in 1978, beat the crap out of it, 3 engines ,4 transmissions, 1 rear end, lots of tires.
Looks fabulous and rock solid! May I ask where that picture is taken at? For I see snow in background. Your location says AZ.
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Ok, my first Oldsmobile was the 1974 Delta 88 Royale I bought from the gas station I worked at. I paid $400 for it in 1987. Kept it till I met my future wife in 1993.She didn't like the color(pea green outside) so I sold it to a friend of mine for $1200 total on payments.lol.She drove it for a few more years and then I lost contact with her and the car. Always told my wife I wanted a 98 version and i would accept a 75 but would prefer a 74. Low and behold, many years later I came upon my current 75 98. And in the meantime I have also acquired a 79 Delta 88 Royale diesel(daily driver), and 2 yes 2 1981 98 Regency sedan's both diesel also. All the diesels run great for anyone's info. The 79 had 55000 origianl miles on it when I bought it 2 years ago. It now has 67000 on it. The 81 98's both have turned the clock once. I will post with them soon.
Hey 75 Regency and welcome to the forum!!! I have 2 '76 Regency Coupes and LOVE them. Is yours a coupe or sedan? I used to have a '75 LS Sedan until a few years ago...only had 20K on it too. Where are you located and can you post some pics of your car?

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67 Cutlass 4dr with a 330 4bbl was the first for me , the whole passenger side was caved in from accident , could not open doors on passenger side...motor mount broke , could only do burn outs in reverse, lol....paid $100 for it back in 86....I have a pic somewhere , but would have to scan photo being its not digital.
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Looks fabulous and rock solid! May I ask where that picture is taken at? For I see snow in background. Your location says AZ.
Minnesota, left in 82 only miss the Pheasant hunting, well maybe not that only, there was this girl....
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My First Olds

I clearly remember my first Odlsmobile. I have to preface this with the sighting of my first 442 ever. I was waiting at the school bus stop in grade school and rolling up to the traffic light was a 1967 (yes I can clearly remember it) gold 442 with a white vinyl top. It sat at the light idling with those chambered tailpipes and I was enthralled with the sound. The guy took off pretty quickly and I said right then and there I have to own one of those. Well 4 years later I purchased a 1966 Cutlass, 330 equiped with a 4 barrel. I fell in love with it, drove it everywhere and it finally died. The car served me well including dating girls in it, loading the entire trunk and back seat full of "ah shall we say - "heisted pumpkins", and I mean like over 75 of them, as well as countless hours just riding around in it and commuting to college in Connecticut from N.J. Great car, easy on gas and just plain nice. But as with all long term wishes I purchased my next Olds, a 1969 442. I became such an Olds nut that I couldn't get enough of them. I lived, breathed and loved Oldsmobiles.

I think it was 1974 (can't recall) I answered an ad in the Fairfield Connecticut newspaper about joining a new car club that was for Oldsmobile enthusiasts. Well it turned out to be OCA in it's infancy. I was like member # 54 at the time. Long story short, I have since owned numerous Oldsmobiles, and as such have returned to the hobby that was put on hold for raising a family, career growth, and several job transfers.

I have owned a 1966 Cutlass, 1967 442, 1969 442, 1972 442, 1980 Olds Starfire GT, 1983 Hurst Olds. Today I own a 1966 L69 equipped 442 and am the original owner of a 1983 H/O. Kind of thinking about a 1970 Olds 98
2 door that is for sale locally from an estate sale. 25K+ original miles and it looks like it has never been sat in. But the memory of the first Olds is still there. I pulled off the script Cutlass logo from the car to have as a keepsake. Corny huh.....well it was the beginning of a 40 plus year love affair with Olds. That's my story.

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My 1st Oldsmobile was a 1971 Cutlass Supreme i saw it in the newspaper for $650 and got it the next day for $500. It was white with black top & interior, bench seat 350/350 combo. You could't tell me anything, i was the happiest kid ever. 20 years ago while working at Orange Julius in Fairfield Mall 707. I rove thatcar everywhere without a care in the world. I finally sold it to a friend of mine for $900, he's actually bought 3 cutlass's from me a 71, 72 & 73. The 71 & 73 didn't last long with him and made it to the junkyard after crashes and i took parts right back off of them. He said he would't crash the 3rd as he bought for his wife. I told him this was fastest one yet so i'll see how long she stays on the road. I just picked up another 72 Cutlass Supreme, bucket seat w/ console and my favorit saddlebrown interior. Couldn't pass it up for only $800
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My first car (and Olds) was a 1971 Vista Cruiser that my mother got new. I was born in 64 and started driving it when I was 16 in 1980. What a great ride for a kid- plenty of room for my friends!! It was dark green and wood grain. I still have the spoiler that was mounted over the rear window if anyone needs one.
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My first Olds was a green 2 door '78 delta 88 with a 350 and auto trans. It had belonged to my grandfather and my grandmother gave it to me as a gift when I graduated high school. It later had the frame bent in a collison but my buddy saved the transmission and engine.
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My 1st Oldsmobile was a 1971 Cutlass Supreme i saw it in the newspaper for $650 and got it the next day for $500. It was white with black top & interior, bench seat 350/350 combo. You could't tell me anything, i was the happiest kid ever. 20 years ago while working at Orange Julius in Fairfield Mall 707. I rove thatcar everywhere without a care in the world. I finally sold it to a friend of mine for $900, he's actually bought 3 cutlass's from me a 71, 72 & 73. The 71 & 73 didn't last long with him and made it to the junkyard after crashes and i took parts right back off of them. He said he would't crash the 3rd as he bought for his wife. I told him this was fastest one yet so i'll see how long she stays on the road. I just picked up another 72 Cutlass Supreme, bucket seat w/ console and my favorit saddlebrown interior. Couldn't pass it up for only $800
Like it's in "our blood" to look at old cars & trucks whenever they catch our eye, each one of us has that certain fondness, that one lil tug on our heart for that one Oldsmobile that just "Gets To Us"! It's a VERY beautiful feeling!

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My first car (and Olds) was a 1971 Vista Cruiser that my mother got new. I was born in 64 and started driving it when I was 16 in 1980. What a great ride for a kid- plenty of room for my friends!! It was dark green and wood grain. I still have the spoiler that was mounted over the rear window if anyone needs one.
Can you submit on here any pics of that '71 VC and/or spoiler? I'm sure lots of the great folks here would appreciate it!
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My first Olds is my '66 Cutlass. My parents bought it in '72 when I was 6 months old. It is now mine. My family almost always had a Olds growing up. We had a '77 Tornado that was my first car to drive. I still remember trying to see the end of the hood for parking (that hood is forever long). My first car I bought was a '75 Cutlass for $750 and being in high school had to make payments to the dealer.
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My first car was a '66 442. My current car is a '66 442 and there were a few more '66 Oldsmobiles in between there. Took the pic here in 1994, I got the car in 1988 and paid $600 for it 442.jpg My 1st and 2nd ones here, this is just north of Los Angeles taken in 1990 oldssnow-1-1-1.jpg I sold it in 1999 to my friend's son, it's his first car now and a few months ago he stopped by so I got a shot of it and my current driver DSC00256.jpg And I can keep up with him in the truck if I turn up my programmer all the way..........

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My first car and my first Olds is one the same also. $50. it was sitting in a creak
in 1982 , I was 15. It was a pile. I let it sit all threw my high school daze because
I was sure I would destroy it if I drove it . so I got another 72 S and ran the
crap out of that one for about 6 years. So.... my first one is the one in my sig line.
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My first Olds was a 1964 Dynamic 88 4-door sedan. Not sure, but I probably paid less than $500, this was in the early 70s. It was the first non-Ford car I ever had, I was impressed at how well it ran and how little rust it had in comparison to all the Fords. After that car I never bought another Ford.
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My 69 Cutlass S. Bought it in 2005 and sold it in 2008. Was in the process of doing a frame on restoration and got a great offer from someone who saw my resto pics on the forum here. Now in Texas being finished.

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1977 Olds Delta 88 w/403 engine and 350 trans... bright yellow named the "Banana". I had plenty of memories in that ride, the best was when We piled 11 ppl in that car the nite we was leavin the Homecoming dance!!!
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Oh, and I bought it from my dad for $1 ! It was in pretty rough shape at the time. He still has that dollar hanging on the wall. The car is really a part of the family. Just about ever friend and relative I've ever had has ridden in that car.
Reminds me of my 1986 Olds 442, #4244 of 4273!

Dad bought it in May '86. I was with him when it rolled in to Collins Olds (Indy) and he fired it up the 1st time. He traded in his '84 Cutlass for it.

He "promised" me the car one day while were sitting at Indianapolis Raceway Park watching the Kroger NASCAR 200. Dale Earnhardt had just switched to GM Goodrich and had a similar paint scheme to our car which made him my favorite driver.

I bought it for $1, as well! Still have the receipt for payment although I'm not sure what he did with that $1. haha

The car is sitting in my garage right now with over 330,000 miles and it's usually driven 1-2x a month around the neighborhood. Everything's original, but engine needs rebuilt. It was my first car ever. It will also be my last!
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My first car and my first Olds is one the same also. $50. it was sitting in a creak
in 1982 , I was 15. It was a pile. I let it sit all threw my high school daze because
I was sure I would destroy it if I drove it . so I got another 72 S and ran the
crap out of that one for about 6 years. So.... my first one is the one in my sig line.
Good plannin'! Car looks fabulous! As does your sig!
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My first car was a '66 442. My current car is a '66 442 and there were a few more '66 Oldsmobiles in between there. Took the pic here in 1994, I got the car in 1988 and paid $600 for it My 1st and 2nd ones here, this is just north of Los Angeles taken in 1990 I sold it in 1999 to my friend's son, it's his first car now and a few months ago he stopped by so I got a shot of it and my current driver And I can keep up with him in the truck if I turn up my programmer all the way..........
'66 442 Looks Fabulous! Great shots too! Thanks for sharing!
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My first Olds was the Gold Cutlass S, right after I got it I found the black 442. I sold the Cutlass and restored the 442. Unfortunately, I had to sell it a couple of years later when I was in need of $. The 68 in the background was my friends 442 clone.
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One dreary winter day I was driving my girlfriend to school in my S-10 affectionately named "The Green Turd" when something caught my eye. To our right was a ratty, two colored and faded 72 Cutlass S, sitting in a grassy field next to some abandoned warehouses. It was across the railroad tracks from where I live. You know, the creepy part of town where the shady deals happen, the part you drive really fast through.
"Eeew" my girl said when I pointed it out with great enthusiasm.
"I'm buying that car" I said with a fire I had never felt towards another vehicle before...
My father had owned a 1966 Olds 442 (for many years I had mistakenly remembered him saying he owned a 69', so the 68' through 72' has always been my favorite looking), and what with his stories of car fires, beautiful women and tall cliffs I felt an allure to the 442 that I couldn't describe. But with how expensive these cars were I thought owning one or something similar to it would always remain a dream.
I was wrong. Well, kinda.
Every day for three months I drove past this car, stopping numerous times to stare at it. Priced at $2500, I discovered that it was just a Cutlass, but I didn't care. It looked the same and sounded the same, so I wanted it more and more every day. I worked harder and harder to save every cent from each paycheck, working ten miserable hours a day to save, save, save.
Finally, it was time. I called the owner and we met. I was drooling a Niagara Falls from my mouth with anticipation. I looked at the miraculously clean spark plugs and surprisingly grippy brakes. I drove it and I was hooked. I needed this car as badly as a buccaneer needs vitamin c.
I handed him the $2000 that I talked the nice old man down to faster than I have ever given away money and off I sped, eager to repeat the glory of my father's youth.
Then the alignment shims fell off of the passenger side control arm and the car sat for six months from the resulting damage....
I still have this car though, and after fixing it have driven it every day for almost two years with no teal problems as of yet (now that
I say this I must prepare for the worst with my luck) and love it even more than that first rainy day I saw it, green backside/ gray nose, peeling paint and all.

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Oh my Mr. Green Turd Truck, my daily driver for those rainy days you speak of is a green '01 Focus ZTS with 222,300 miles on it affectionately known as "The Green Booger."
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Originally Posted by Green Turd Truck View Post
One dreary winter day I was driving my girlfriend to school in my S-10 affectionately named "The Green Turd" when something caught my eye. To our right was a ratty, two colored and faded 72 Cutlass S, sitting in a grassy field next to some abandoned warehouses. It was across the railroad tracks from where I live. You know, the creepy part of town where the shady deals happen, the part you drive really fast through.
"Eeew" my girl said when I pointed it out with great enthusiasm.
"I'm buying that car" I said with a fire I had never felt towards another vehicle before...
My father had owned a 1966 Olds 442 (for many years I had mistakenly remembered him saying he owned a 69', so the 68' through 72' has always been my favorite looking), and what with his stories of car fires, beautiful women and tall cliffs I felt an allure to the 442 that I couldn't describe. But with how expensive these cars were I thought owning one or something similar to it would always remain a dream.
I was wrong. Well, kinda.
Every day for three months I drove past this car, stopping numerous times to stare at it. Priced at $2500, I discovered that it was just a Cutlass, but I didn't care. It looked the same and sounded the same, so I wanted it more and more every day. I worked harder and harder to save every cent from each paycheck, working ten miserable hours a day to save, save, save.
Finally, it was time. I called the owner and we met. I was drooling a Niagara Falls from my mouth with anticipation. I looked at the miraculously clean spark plugs and surprisingly grippy brakes. I drove it and I was hooked. I needed this car as badly as a buccaneer needs vitamin c.
I handed him the $2000 that I talked the nice old man down to faster than I have ever given away money and off I sped, eager to repeat the glory of my father's youth.
Then the alignment shims fell off of the passenger side control arm and the car sat for six months from the resulting damage....
I still have this car though, and after fixing it have driven it every day for almost two years with no teal problems as of yet (now that
I say this I must prepare for the worst with my luck) and love it even more than that first rainy day I saw it, green backside/ gray nose, peeling paint and all.
Great story! Interesting too! Reminds me of '72 Cutlass I bought in '93 from original owner, same light green color too. I love your primer look instead. How's the car coming along? When I first spotted my '72, I thought it was an 'S', tho soon realized it was a basic Cutlass but it didn't matter. I liked it. After driving it for 3 days, the brakes got worse, had to have all 4 manual drum brakes replaced, to which the lady owner told me the brakes were getting weak. Had to replace full set of springs and shocks and do front end alignment too. The 350 2bbl. 180hp was very healthy, it moved as quick as you needed to put your foot on brake to slow it down!! Reminds me of the first Cutlass I wanted. I took a trip up north to Kenilworth in '87 to look at '62 Galaxie 500 2dr., which turned out to need much more work than owner implied! Tho it was all intact, the $2,200 he wanted for it's condition seemed high. In corner of my eye I spotted the chrome tip of familiar looking bumper underneath a car cover. The shape under that cover got my heart racing! As owner reluctantly pulled off that cover in the steady mid-October rain, I saw this heart pounding fresh re-paint orange color of a '70 SX, it was Gorgeous! Had black interior, console and rebuilt 455. That '70 SX was sweet!! As I was talking more with the owner he just sounded suspicious and leery.The $5,500 he wanted for the SX seemed high, especially for not feeling comfortable of it's history and there were no receipts included for either car. Don't know if he ever sold either of them. The experiences I have with Oldsmobiles is exhilarating, not a feeling I've had with any of the other 33 cars I've owned. Thank God for Oldsmobiles and the love we carry for these fine machines!
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My first olds was a 1972 cutlass 4 door white with green interior that my dad bought just for the front clip and disk brakes. it wasnt a bad car have lots of memories in it. had a 403 in it that was really torque and once a month when my dad had to go on night shift. i had to sneak in his garage and steal new motor mounts and replace them while he was at work so he didnt kick my a#$. he ended up in my engine bay at one time and saw that the fan shroud was broke from the engine coming up so he decided to change the motor mounts for me and when he saw they was new motor mounts and it was broke thats when i got caught.
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My first Olds was a 1978 Cutlass Calais. I bought it in 1987 as a sophmore in high school and the car is still sitting in my garage today!! The car got me through high school and college and then shortly after I got married I bought an old truck so the Cutlass would no longer be a daily driver. Too many memories to mention after 24 years.
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Great story! Interesting too! Reminds me of '72 Cutlass I bought in '93 from original owner, same light green color too. I love your primer look instead. How's the car coming along? When I first spotted my '72, I thought it was an 'S', tho soon realized it was a basic Cutlass but it didn't matter. I liked it. After driving it for 3 days, the brakes got worse, had to have all 4 manual drum brakes replaced, to which the lady owner told me the brakes were getting weak. Had to replace full set of springs and shocks and do front end alignment too. The 350 2bbl. 180hp was very healthy, it moved as quick as you needed to put your foot on brake to slow it down!! Reminds me of the first Cutlass I wanted. I took a trip up north to Kenilworth in '87 to look at '62 Galaxie 500 2dr., which turned out to need much more work than owner implied! Tho it was all intact, the $2,200 he wanted for it's condition seemed high. In corner of my eye I spotted the chrome tip of familiar looking bumper underneath a car cover. The shape under that cover got my heart racing! As owner reluctantly pulled off that cover in the steady mid-October rain, I saw this heart pounding fresh re-paint orange color of a '70 SX, it was Gorgeous! Had black interior, console and rebuilt 455. That '70 SX was sweet!! As I was talking more with the owner he just sounded suspicious and leery.The $5,500 he wanted for the SX seemed high, especially for not feeling comfortable of it's history and there were no receipts included for either car. Don't know if he ever sold either of them. The experiences I have with Oldsmobiles is exhilarating, not a feeling I've had with any of the other 33 cars I've owned. Thank God for Oldsmobiles and the love we carry for these fine machines!
Thanks! It's at least running better now than that poor neglected S10 of mine. Actually, save for the large dusting of rust she's doing great, I'm having an awesome time learning to fix my own car! Working real hard to save up the money for a manual conversion (and a grille in the short term, her nose got broken by a "friend"). I miss banging gears so much You aren't kidding about the 350 though, for a stock grandma car she sure does higly illegal speeds without a sweat I think all twenty somethings say this but I hope to never get rid of the car. Your 68' sure is great looking!
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Oh my Mr. Green Turd Truck, my daily driver for those rainy days you speak of is a green '01 Focus ZTS with 222,300 miles on it affectionately known as "The Green Booger."
Also, that's pretty funny Ice because until the rattlecan job on my Olds she was known as The Green Booger. Now though, because she's so therapeutic to drive and because she's an Oldsmobile she's now known as "The Doc"
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Mine is a 77 cutlass supreme brougham. My dad bought it new off the lot. I think he paid around 6 grand for it in the fall of 76.Pretty sure I was made in the back seat although I never asked. So now I have it, waiting to be restored. Can't wait for this snow to go so I can get some photo's for you guy's
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My first car was my first Olds. It's pictured in my avatar. I bought it for $2100 in 1990. I blew the high mileage 350 in it after a few years...
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dropped a 455 in it. Still have the car but it's not pretty anymore It's gonna get a cheap restore for my daughter. The 455 is coming out and 350 going back in. I have 5 yrs to get it done. My toy comes first and gets the big block
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It's funny. Out of 86 vehicles I've owned over the years my '89 Custom Cruiser [bought not quite six months ago] was the first Oldsmobile.

Seems San Jose, Calif., wasn't the hotbed of free/cheap Oldsmobiles (or at least not ones I'd own).

But, as it turns out, an Olds is now 33.33% of my "fleet," one of the highest percentages for an individual make in (my) history!
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Hi,
Do you recall your first Oldsmobile? Your most memorable memory of it? Price you paid for it? Why you sold it, if you don't still have it?

I hope this brings back some good memories.
1968 Olds Cutlass Conv, light yellow with black top and black interior, most memorable memory would be having sex in the back seat, I gave $900 for it and it only had 50,000 miles on it back in 1974, I drove it till it was dead and sold it in the early 80's.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 06:21 PM
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my first car was my Rallye 350. i got it when i was 15. we looked at the car when i was 14 but on the test drive the guy that was driving it was the owners handy man. we almost jumped a set of rail road tracks and my dad told him to pull over and he would drive us back or to let us out. we got back and left. one year later i was going to paint a cutlass like the Rallye 350 and decided to see if the guy still had the one we test drove. he still had it and luckily it was not destroyed. i paid $4000 for it in 1990 but the owner give me $20 to buy my first tank of gas. i still have it. the key ring that i got with the car has never left my side. i have carried my keys on it from that day on. it is getting thin but i think it has another 20 years left in it.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 06:43 PM
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My First Olds

1972 Cutlass S...Color was what Ii call Baby Blue with Dark Blue Vinyl roof. Had 69K on it when I bought it for $800. New brakes, water pump, light carb work, tires, battery..over about two years. The engine in it was EXCELLENT, BUT, it got the frame bent on it by a Toyota on the Memphis ice, about 1983. Still drove it until CNA Insurance out of Nashvegas came for it and with a check for $1,138. Had 90K on it when totaled. I tell you, the engine needed a little work, and it could have gone back into another Cutty! Oh, forgot to tell you all...it had hail dents all over it...Trunk and hood. They didn't fix a lot of hail dent back then. But it was fun car...350 2B. LONG LIVE OLDS!!!
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Mine was a 1973 cutless supreme,350,white with black top and ralleys. I traded a 69 carolla for it, boy that was the best deal I ever got.Was a great car.
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My first Olds was a 1978 Cutlass Calais. I bought it in 1987 as a sophmore in high school and the car is still sitting in my garage today!! The car got me through high school and college and then shortly after I got married I bought an old truck so the Cutlass would no longer be a daily driver. Too many memories to mention after 24 years.
Glad to hear you have held onto it for 24 years! I'm sure a few of us can imagine some of the memories. And thanks for sharing your story!
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Originally Posted by jensenracing77 View Post
my first car was my Rallye 350. i got it when i was 15. we looked at the car when i was 14 but on the test drive the guy that was driving it was the owners handy man. we almost jumped a set of rail road tracks and my dad told him to pull over and he would drive us back or to let us out. we got back and left. one year later i was going to paint a cutlass like the Rallye 350 and decided to see if the guy still had the one we test drove. he still had it and luckily it was not destroyed. i paid $4000 for it in 1990 but the owner give me $20 to buy my first tank of gas. i still have it. the key ring that i got with the car has never left my side. i have carried my keys on it from that day on. it is getting thin but i think it has another 20 years left in it.
Fabulous story!
Each and every one of you people are fantastic in sharing with each of us your memories. Believe me, it makes all of us feel great inside!
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