1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX Convertible 455-Rocket V8 Numbers Matching 71

Price: - Item location: Salem, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Cutlass
  • SubModel: SX
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 48,233
  • VIN: 342671M192564
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 455-Rocket V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX ConvertibleOnly 357 SX Convertibles Built (L32 455 Rocket V8, TH400 Transmission, Dual Exhaust with Bumper Cutouts)320hp at 4400RPM460 ft-lbs Torque at 2800rpm
Body and Mechanical Restoration was Completed in 1992 and has been Very Well maintained since than. As You can see from the pics it is in Amazing condition. I have a Complete log of what has been done to the car including pictures of the tear down, body work and paint.
Engine: Correct Numbers MatchingOriginal Block - 455ci Block Casting # 396021 FOriginal Engine Block Stamping with Correct VinIntake Manifold Casting # 407567Carburetor 702551 RE 2601 (Sept 1971)Original PistonsNewGM RingsOriginal RodsOriginal CrankshaftNew Crankshaft ValvesNew Push RodsNew StarterOriginal Alternator (Rebuilt)New Timing ChainOriginal RadiatorNew ThermostatPoints ReplacedOil Pump ReplacedWater Pump Replaced
Transmission: TH40010 Bolt Positraction Rear End3.08 Gears
Brakes: Power Front Disc
Body:Front and Rear Bumpers Original (Rechromed by Collins Plating)New Grill (2 Piece)New Headlight HousingFront Fenders Replaced(GM NOS)Passenger Rear Full Quarter Replaced (GM NOS)Doors are Both OriginalHood OriginalTrunk Lid OriginalPainted by Ken's Auto Body in Loveland, CONew Top by Dick Richard's Upholstery in Commerce City, COOriginal SS111 WheelsNew Wheel Beauty Rings and CentersNew WindshieldNew MufflersNew Tailpipes
Interior:Dash OriginalCenter Console OriginalNew Carpet
This car was judged by Oldsmobile Club of AmericaJudge: Chris BrozJudge: Al Lowe
Body: 140 out of 140Paint: 106 out of 120Exterior Brightwork: 109 out of 110Exterior Glass: 88 out of 90Engine Compartment: 102 out of 110Interior: 145 out of 170Tires/Wheels: 80 out of 80Undercarriage: 71 out of 75Trunk Compartment: 79 out of 80
A little About the Rare SX Package:
For performance, many experts will agree that Oldsmobile reached its highpoint in 1970. It was during this era that saw insurance companies keeping a closer look at the possibility of performance cars being purchased, certain VINs were coded to readily signal to your friendly insurance agent that you now had a car that may influence your driving habits into having a heavy right foot. Automakers developed two approaches to save their performance-hungry customers insurance money. One was to develop cars with performance appearances but utilized smaller engine sizes the alternative was to offer the larger big-block V-8s in an intermediate body style that could fly under the radar. In 1970 Oldsmobile may have deceived the insurance companies by fitting the legendary Rocket 455-cid V-8 into a Cutlass Supreme SX. By not having a specific engine designated with the second and third numbers of the VIN, new car buyers in 1970 and 1971 avoided paying increasingly high insurance premiums. In the case of the 1971 Oldsmobile SX, the VIN sequence of 42 called out the model as a Cutlass Supreme V-8 this could be wide-open to many interpretations of displacement and seamlessly blend into their files without causing undue attention. In 1970 and 1971 this new Oldsmobile was available with a special option called the Y79 Performance Package and the car was officially called the Cutlass Supreme SX, and it featured 455-cid engine options (the 1971 choices were only two- or four-barrel), a 400 Turbo Hydra-matic transmission was mandatory (if you didnt order the center console, it was column-shift, manual transmissions were not available), a special rear bumper with dual exhaust cutouts as seen on the 4-4-2, special SX badges on the fenders, Cutlass Supreme SX badging on the dashboard plus other more luxurious standards. With sophisticated styling, luxury options and big-block performance, many consider the Cutlass SX to be a great gentlemans musclecar. Presented in its correct code 26 Viking Blue finish, this exciting rust-free SX. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, this SX is beautifully complemented by a white power-operated top and white bucket seat interior. The dash and carpets are black and when the top is down, a white boot projects an all-too-clean image. The Rocket 455-cid V-8 engine is paired to the console-shift TH400 transmission among the interior features are an instrument cluster with tachometer, woodgrain trim on the dash, console and door panels, four-spoke steering wheel, power steering, power brakes, plus an uncommon factory 8-track tape player. The already handsome styling lines are accented by dual sport-style mirrors, SX badging, 4-4-2 style rear bumper, 4-4-2 style exhaust tips and factory Super Stock wheels fitted with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. This exceptional and rare Oldsmobile is accompanied by a matching spare wheel and tire, jack, lug wrench, original manuals andNew Vehicle Warranty paperwork. 1971 would be the last year the 4-4-2 was a separate model before reverting to being a trim package. The SX would carry many traits of the legendary 4-4-2 various respected individuals consider the Cutlass Supreme SX to be one of the great undiscovered General Motors musclecars and will continue to gain in familiarity, popularity and investment opportunity. The SX is very rare compared to the 4-4-2. Total production numbers were low, with only 9,374 hardtops and convertibles reported built in the two years. The rarest of them all, according to different sources is the 1971 Cutlass Supreme SX Convertible, such as this special car, with only 357 examples built.