Picked up a '68 Cutlass - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO "CoMo"
Posts: 406
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harrydunn is on a distinguished road
Default Picked up a '68 Cutlass

Picked up a '68 Cutlass "*" Holiday Coupe on 9/13. Owners just sent me some pics as we were loading it up. Door hit the trailer fender so I had to Bo Duke it out the window. Original owner was an old lady from California. California Highway Patrol tag is still in the lower-right hand corner of the windshield.

The wheels are the original Sapphire Blue paint from 1968 but she had the body repainted the greenish color for some reason across the border in Mexico. You can see the sun-fade line half-way down the car. A nice illustration or what happens to your paint if you don't take care of it.

The car is rock solid with minor rust on the lower fenders and is lined up hopefully for paint after the first of the year. I've visited a Tech. School nearby who does nice work. I only pay for materials. $300-$500. They painted the instructor'* '66 Chevelle SS and a 60'* Corvette last year and have another Corvette lined up for this year as well as a 60'* Impala. That'* all I needed to hear regarding what kind of paint jobs they crank out. They'll even do the dash, wheels and door jams.







harrydunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Very, very nice!! Someone else just got a Cutlass from about that time frame within the last couple of months. I wish I still had my Cutlass *, but sadly, she blowed up many, many years ago....
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO "CoMo"
Posts: 406
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harrydunn is on a distinguished road
Default

That other person may have been me. I had some seat belt questions regarding 1968 production cars a month or so ago. Specifically, whether cars from that year had shoulder belts yet. Early model 68'* didn't have them. Luckily, mine does. They stow up along the headliner above the window. Very retro.
harrydunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

That thing looks awesome. Are you going back to the original color?
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO "CoMo"
Posts: 406
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harrydunn is on a distinguished road
Default

Yep, it'* going back to Sapphire Blue. With the interior color being blue, I'm limited on exterior colors even if I wanted to change it to something else. In the meantime, It'* fun to drive around making noise with a "beater" paint job. Carb is being rebuilt this week and I'm yanking the valve covers and intake manifold off for a fresh coat of Old'* Gold.

This is the original color I believe. This is a '69 Cutlass but you get the idea. 68'* didn't have headrests.


[/img]
harrydunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Sweet, 350?
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 12:21 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbia, MO "CoMo"
Posts: 406
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harrydunn is on a distinguished road
Default

Yep, Rocket 350, automatic.
harrydunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 01:05 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JimmyFloyd is on a distinguished road
Default

looks nice. Very jealous. I got my 71 Buick 350 in the garage waiting for me to become not poor and buy a car for it to live in.
JimmyFloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 01:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Right in front of you
Posts: 7,965
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSE14U24ME is on a distinguished road
Default

Great car!! Jeff'* dad had one that was a convertible. It was red with white stripe. It was sharp!!! He loved that car but got into some trouble and his mother took the car away from him and sold it.
SSE14U24ME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2006, 01:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSE14U24ME
Great car!! Jeff'* dad had one that was a convertible. It was red with white stripe. It was sharp!!! He loved that car but got into some trouble and his mother took the car away from him and sold it.
Hmmmm. I wonder if Tracy was involved in said "trouble".... Maybe Jeff, too...
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just picked up my new car today $130 1995 ford contour...... killer_cr80r Lounge 2 04-15-2004 12:51 PM
check the door i picked up GAMEOVER Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 21 02-14-2004 09:29 AM
Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Come Back from Florida Ol' Timer Lounge 21 01-11-2004 07:21 PM
Picked up some speakers...... 94Regal Lounge 5 12-30-2003 06:12 PM
Brand New, Just picked it up an hour ago PilotPTK Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 24 12-25-2002 01:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.