By 1988, the writing was on the wall for GMs big rear-wheel-drive personal luxury coupes, but that doesnt mean they werent going out with a bang. Oldsmobiles Cutlass had always been a popular car with serious doses of performance and luxury, and this 1988 Cutlass GT embodied the best of these final G-body machines. OK, so the GT was a tape and decal package, but theres simply no debate over how good-looking these cars were and continue to be to this day. With long hood/short deck proportions, a chiseled formal roofline, and details like a hood scoop and decklid spoiler, it certainly looked the part of the modern muscle car. Finished in two-tone blue over gray, it looks racy and elegant at the same time. This one appears to carry all its factory paint, which is a rare find these days, and the decals are very nicely preserved with no peeling or checking anywhere. GM updated the Cutlass with areo headlamps, flush-fitting side glass, and body-colored moldings, and it really works. Theres also a bit of chrome that reminds you that the Cutlass brings a lot of luxury to the table as well. Few other manufacturers could do it this well. Like its cousin the Buick Grand National, this Cutlass GT has a luxury-oriented interior into which the performance bits were added. Those goodies include bucket seats and a center console, adding to the traditional muscle car look inside. The rest of the dash was standard Cutlass fare, and includedoptions like A/C, cruise control, power steering and brakes, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo. The upholstery in this GT is remarkably well-preserved, showing almost zero wear, even on the drivers seat, and carpets that look almost factory fresh. Everything works, from the ice cold A/C to the cassette player (if youve got any left), and its obvious that someone cherished this car from the get-go. Even the trunk is completely unmarked, with the original space-saver spare still in its well. Horsepower wasnt dead yet, and Oldsmobile fitted their reliable and torquey 307 cubic inch V8 to the Cutlass GT. Nicely preserved and completely factory-correct, the engine bay shows off the last of the carbureted cars, and although it is ripe for modification, this one is entirely stock. It fires quickly and easily, as an Oldsmobile should, and pulls with such vibrationless ease that you might think theres an electric motor under the hood, not a V8. The suspension went through some athletic training, however, and offers slightly firmer springs and shocks all around, and the single exhaust system has a subtle V8 rumble. A 4-speed automatic transmission ensures easy highway cruising, and youll be surprised by how easy this V8 coupe is on gas. And there are few wheels as handsome as the Oldsmobile Rallys, which now wear 205/70/14 BFGoodrich radials. This very cool and very unusual Olds is a great reminder of days that are gone forever. A fun V8 coupe for not a lot of cash. Call today!

Year:  1988
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