RARE 1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Y79 SX 455 CALIFORNIA CAR LIKE 442 CHEVELLE GTO !!
Price: US $26,900.00 Item location: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Cutlass
- SubModel: Cutlass SX 455
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 44,527
- VIN: 342570E133738
- Color: Burgundy
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cutlass SX 455Vehicle Overview
|1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTASS SX 455 BIG BLOCK CALIFORNIA CAR CALL DAVE TODAY AT 630-327-8321 FOR DETAILS|
As the 1960's closed, automakers were using two approaches to save performance-hungry customers insurance money. One was to develop small-displacement cars with performance characteristics. The second was to offer a big-inch V-8 in an intermediate body style, but without the VIN that signaled "high-performance" to your insurance agent.
In 1970 Oldsmobile blew one right past the insurance industry by stuffing its torque-monster 455-cu.in. V-8 into a Cutlass Supreme SX. By not giving it a unique VIN, new car buyers in 1970 and 1971 avoided paying increasingly high insurance premiums. And in stark contrast to the budget muscle cars, the SX went full-zoot with plush, comfortable interiors.
Built only in 1970 and 1971, the Cutlass Supreme SX offered muscle car power, without air-induction hoods and body stripes. Hinting at performance were the chrome exhaust trumpets through cutouts in the rear bumper (ala 4-4-2), but they were about the only sign of the iron being pumped under the flat hood. The other outward signs of an SX are the emblems on the front fenders under the "Cutlass" script.
When the Cutlass Supreme SX debuted, its buyer had a choice between the standard engine, L33 in late 1969 until February and March 1970, and the optional L32. Mid year, the L31 engine replaced the L33. The L33 455 had 320 hp, a two-barrel carburetor and was dubbed the "turnpike cruiser". With 500-lbs.ft. of torque, and a 10.25:1 compression ratio, it was an axle-twister and would be one of the last of the real killer big-bore V-8s.
All SXs used the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmission, mandatory with the Y-79 (SX) Performance Package. Manual transmissions were not available. The standard Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 carried an OD code. The standard SX rear gear was an ultra-tall 2.56:1.
The SX is very rare compared to the 4-4-2s. Total production numbers were low, with only 9,374 hardtops and convertibles built in the two years.
This is the car that took the place of the 4-4-2 if you didn't want all the performance goodies. It was a luxury and gentleman's hot rod rolled into one.
This car was entered in many car shows and the trophies go with the car. First place winner at the 2003 Oldsmobile Nationals-Cincinnati, Ohio. First place winner at the 1998 O.C.A. National Meet-Springfield, Illinois.
This car is a beautiful show car. You will turn heads and catch plenty of attention. This car is one to be very proud of. Good luck with your bidding.
The Y79 SX option, only available on the Cutlass Supreme, offered some basic 442 items for the Supreme. It included the 442 suspension with heavier springs, boxed lower control arms in the rear, front and rear oversized sway bars, dual exhaust with the notched rear bumper, and special emblems for the front fenders.
- 1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREMEY79SX 455
- NUMBERS MATCHING L33 455 320 H.P.
- 400 TURBO HYDRA-MATICTRANSMISSION
- POWER STEERING AND BRAKES
- FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
- VINYL TOP
- 17 INCH AMERICAN RACING ALUMINUM WHEELS
- SUMATOMO235/50R/17 TIRES
- NEW DUAL EXHAUST
- THIS IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR BEING SOLD ON A CLEAN AND CLEAR CALIFORNIA TITLE
- VERY STRAIGHT AND RUST-FREEBODY
- EXCELLENT CHROME AND BRIGHT TRIM
- EXCELLENT INTERIOR INCLUDING SEATS, CARPET, HEAD LINER ETC
- MORE RARE THAN A 442
Please read the full description so you can get the full understanding of the 1970 Y79 SX Package Cutlass. These cars drive and perform like a 442 and definitelyare bit more rare.Also, take some time out and view the photos of this very rare and special Cutlass SX 455 including the under body shots. This is a southern California Car being sold on a clear and clean California title.
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