Four-speed manual equipped
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Coupe
Chassis no. 3G87M2R142886
When Oldsmobile rolled out its 1972 models, the Cutlass looked rather familiar. Aside of minor trim differences, the 1972 Cutlass looked the same as the 1971 because a United Auto Workers strike in 1970 ended up delaying the redesigned Cutlass till 1973. This was not a bad thing as the Cutlass was already an attractive car that offered something for every purse and persona.
The base series continued to be the F-85, which was offered only as a four-door sedan. Next up was the Cutlass, then Cutlass S and Cutlass Supreme. The 4-4-2 lived on not as a model, but as a handling and appearance package.
This frame-off restored 1972 Cutlass S two-door hardtop was built in Arlington, Texas with the 350 four-barrel V8 and dual exhausts as signified by the "M" in the VIN. Painted in Baroque Gold, it's nicely trimmed with W-25 fiberglass ram air hood, white bucket seats, console, power front disc brakes, and Custom Sport steering wheel. While not unusual for a 4-4-2, the four-speed manual transmission is rare for a Cutlass S.
Offered by a prominent Texas collector, the sale of this 1972 Cutlass S includes the owner's manual and sales brochure.