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  • why did you get an olds?

    Well for me it was my dad.He has a delta 88 an as a kid i loved hearing that carb open up in the highway on long trips.helping my dad fix it as well got me to no an love the 307 olds engine,olds is something me an my dad an little bro will share 4 a long time
    Can You Say Vroom?!

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    I have been into Oldsmobiles since I was 5. I loved to work on them with my dad and bought my first one when I was 17, it was my friends 85 Cutlass Supreme. I never really noticed these cars until I saw his and fell in love with the body style. I have since owned and driven daily with the exception of winters a G-body Cutlass since then... I have owned 6 or 7 of these cars over the years and have plans for a few more...
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    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
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    • #3
      i have been into these cars since i was literally born. my grandfather was general manager at 2 olds dealers, Belotti Olds in somerville,ma and Ideal Olds in Medford,Ma. both now out of business, the owner of belotti died and the owner of Ideal gambled the money away. my dad for many years ordered new oldmobiles at both dealers. my first olds was a '77 Cutlass Salon w/t-tops i got when i was 17 and i have owned them since. i have had my '87 442 since '91. i just picked up another '87 442 a few weekends ago and i am picking up an '83 t-top Calais this weekend.
      Last edited by inscarguy; 02-17-2009, 06:03 PM.

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      • #4
        I think the love 4 olds strikes you at a young age
        Can You Say Vroom?!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by inscarguy View Post
          my first olds was a '77 Cutlass Salon w/t-tops i got when i was 17 and i have owned them since. i have had my '87 442 since '91. i just picked up another '87 442 a few weekends ago and i am picking up an '83 t-top Calais this weekend.
          Sweet, these cars are an addiction.
          I have heard those 76-77's with t-tops are VERY rare, but I think it was the 76 that only came with the 455 and is even more rare...
          How much did you grab the 87 and 83? Got any pictures? What condition are they in?
          Last edited by quick86silver; 02-19-2009, 05:50 PM.
          Vince

          86 Salon - 455 powered

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          • #6
            My grandpa was an Olds guy he had a 67 Delmont 88 and a 70 SX when I was born.Even though I came home in a 70 Judge.Grandpa traded the SX for a 75 Cutlass Supreme.Then in 84 he bought an 84 Cutlass Supreme.Then Granpa and Grandma's last new car was a 90 Cutlass Supreme. My first Olds was a 71 Cutlass S.I wish I had kept it.It had a bench seat that I switched over too a floor shift, and built the engine to W31 specs.Around that time which was the late 80's there was an original mint 70 ralleye 350 in town had like less then 30k on it for mileage.....there was also a rally red(orange) lol W30 in town I stopeed one day and the guy took me for a ride.....Impressive most impressive
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            • #7
              That is a nice 71, I like the black/white rag top combo.
              Vince

              86 Salon - 455 powered

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              • #8
                thanks it was hardtop though just 2 toned like it had a vinyl top, the vinyl had been removed but since they left the chrome trim I thought it would look better two toned. the pic is an old polaroid of it the day I got it. I lost all my pics when my old basement got flooded was lucky i found it.......the top is actually a cream color it was very easy too spot in a crowd
                1987 Corvette L98/700r4
                2005 Equinox
                2000 GTP 3.8 S/C
                2002 Regal GS 3.8 S/C
                1972 Cutlass S

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                • #9
                  I've been into Olds pretty much my whole life as well. My dad had a Delta 88 with the four barrel carb. I still remember sitting on his lap while he let me drive the car. And him explaining to me the sound of the four barrels opening up.

                  I was just able to pass that onto my wife last week with a new Cutlass I just picked up. Best part was when she said she loves that sound

                  I bought my first Olds in high school, a used 86 Cutlass, Silver A classmate's dad owned the car. I asked her every day for about 6 months if he wanted to sell the car. One day she said "well, he's been talking about it". Shortly after, it was mine!

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                  • #10
                    Persistence pay's off, that is how I got my first Cutlass in High School, a burgandy 85 Supreme...
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                    1988 H/OCA Advisor
                    88 H/O #1 of 4
                    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
                    88 H/O Triple Black
                    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
                    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
                    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
                    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
                    85 442 White/Sage
                    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
                    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
                    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
                    83 H/O #727 Maple
                    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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                    • #11
                      I just recently got another Olds because I just loved my first one (that I posted about above). I got rid of my first one because it was too rusted out and needed paint and tires and....

                      I now was finally able to afford a rust-free Cutlass that has pretty much all the work done to it.

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                      • #12
                        MY DAD! Grew up with Oldsmobiles, my Dad had 98's and 88's they were great cars, Just grew up loving MY Fathers Oldsmobiles, andended up with his 1978 98 Broham. Car had a 403 , those pillow seats, the ride, great car on the dates with the ladies.

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                        • #13
                          The reason I got an Olds was it happened to be a target of opprotunity, my wifes uncle was selling his car and I need another car. So low and behold I got my first cutlass and now I'm hooked. I only wish it had t-tops and bucket seats though, that's why I can't wait to pick up my new one.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ddub46 View Post
                            I only wish it had t-tops and bucket seats though, that's why I can't wait to pick up my new one.
                            Can't wait to see it, T-tops are awesome! I hate my hardtop... I have a sunroof for it but have been thinking of converting to a t-top roof.
                            Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
                            Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
                            1988 H/OCA Advisor
                            88 H/O #1 of 4
                            88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
                            88 H/O Triple Black
                            87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
                            85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
                            85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
                            85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
                            85 442 White/Sage
                            84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
                            83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
                            83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
                            83 H/O #727 Maple
                            "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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                            • #15
                              The only thing about the car it has two rust spots on the driver side that have eaten thru, both around the rear wheel well.

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