1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
- 442 Tribute
- M Code 350 4bbl V8
- Blue Paint with White Interior and Top
- Power Top
- Clean and Affordable Drop Top
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“If your friends could see you now.” – Headline in 1972 Oldsmobile magazine advertisement
The advertising copy went on: “You don't need a real big car, but you don't want a compact, either. So Cutlas… gives you what you do want, on a 112-inch wheelbase. Plenty of family room. Plenty of luggage room. Body by Fisher. It's an Oldsmobile all the way. Yet Cutlass is young and agile—and looks it… sporty louvered hood. Long lean lines. The Oldsmobile Rocket 350 V8 is standard—it runs efficiently, and with lower exhaust pollutants, on no-lead, low-lead, or regular gases. Also standard is a long list of GM safety features for 1972: energy-absorbing steering column, padded dash and visors, steel safe-guard beams in the doors, dual-master-cylinder brake system and more.”
Offered here is the top-of-the-line back then: a 1972 Cutlass Supreme, now in 442-tribute form with medium-blue metallic paint over white vinyl, under a white fabric soft-top. Showing 37,173 miles on its odometer, the Cutlass has traveled fewer than 800 miles per-year on average since new.
The exterior paint finish is excellent, perfectly glossy, evenly applied, and free of flaws. (Be sure to carefully inspect the close-up photos in the accompanying gallery to appreciate the high quality of the finish.) In similar fashion, all sheetmetal is free of damage: no dings, dents, or scrapes. The 442-style white, over-the-wheel-arches, side stripes are perfect. The power-operated convertible top's fabric is clean and free of wear marks or other damage. Chrome on the car—the front bumper, the twin front grilles, headlight trim, the pair of hood louvers, windshield surround, door handles, cabin-top trim, rear bumper (with integrated 6-compartment taillights), and twin 442-syle “trumpet” exhaust tips—all exhibits a well-maintained, highly-reflective shiny finish. Badging includes the front Oldsmobile-logo emblem, red “442” emblem in the grille, script-Oldsmobile badge on the front of the hood, “442” emblems on the front fenders, and script-Oldsmobile badge on the rear deck. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks or other imperfections. Factory styled-steel wheels with correct, body-color-painted spokes and Oldsmobile-logo center caps are mounted with Firestone® outline-white-letter tires.
Inside, the white vinyl upholstery on the front buckets and rear bench seat is excellent, perfectly clean and free of damage or noticeable wear. The upholstery pattern is a classic, vertically pleated look. White door trim is accented with woodgrain trim and black carpet. Cabin floors are likewise covered with black carpeting, protected in front with carpet mats. A black, 4-split-spoke, Oldsmobile-logo steering wheel frames the stock, 3-round-opening gauge cluster set on a woodgrain panel. (The standard instruments have been augmented with below-dash-mounted Sun® gauges for water temperature and oil pressure.) Matching woodgrain trim is present on the lower dash and on a panel (with "Cutlass Supreme" script badge) facing the front passenger, as well as on the rear passenger-compartment side panels. Slide-lever controls operate the heat and cabin ventilation. An Audiovox® head unit replaces the factory radio. The shifter for the automatic transmission is located on the black console (also trimmed in woodgrain) with a combination storage compartment-armrest for the front seats. The car's trunk is clean and tidy.
Under the hood, the heavy-duty (M-code) 350-cubic-inch, 4-barrel V8, wearing its correct gold engine-block paint, commands a well-ordered, clean, stock-appearing engine bay. No modifications are evident, and all hoses and wiring are correctly routed. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight, reasonably clean, and free of damage. The full-length dual-exhaust system is a focal point.
Factory identification (including the embossed VIN) and build tags remain in place.
While the more than 160 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '72 Olds Cutlass Supreme in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This 442 Tribute is a respectfully created, very well-maintained, beautiful Oldsmobile Cutlass. Top-down nights at the drive-in, cruising in the city or countryside, or just enjoying washing and waxing the drop-top muscle car will deliver its next owner a great deal of pride and satisfaction for many years to come.