While the SX option, also known as Code Y79, was the performance package that everyone was lusting after in the 1970 Cutlass Supreme lineup, the convertible body style also made a comeback. The convertible was sold alongside the Holiday Coupe, a two-door hardtop, and the Holiday Sedan, a four-door hardtop.
With only 4,867 units produced, the convertible was the rarest model in the Cutlass Supreme series. The production of the 2-door hardtop contained 11,354 vehicles, while the 4-door sibling had 10,762 buyers.
One of these few convertibles that rolled off the assembly lines for the 1970 model year made its way to eBay, fighting for a second chance. It doesn’t look enticing, but after further inspection, this Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible served as the living proof you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
The photos paint a completely different story than what you’ll find on this Cutlass Supreme. The images suggest the car has been parked under the clear sky for many years, so it’s now rotting away in someone’s yard. You’d normally expect lots of issues, including rusty metal, missing parts, and possibly a seized engine.
However, this convertible is more surprising than you’re tempted to believe at first glance. It’s also the reason I used the quotes in the title, as the Cutlass Supreme comes with fresh paint, a new vinyl top, leather upholstery in good condition, and highly desirable parts like the AM/FM stereo and the stock wheels.
The owner claims the car is an all-original, matching-numbers Cutlass Supreme, but without a visual check, I can’t confirm this. Potential purchasers should inspect the vehicle in person, especially since a car that has been sitting for a long time may have rust issues on the flooring and in the trunk.
According to the owner, the car boasts a 350 Rocket V8 with a 3-speed automated transmission. No other details were provided, but given the overall condition of everything else, it’s safe to presume it’s in functioning order. A good technician and on-site experience should help clear things up and provide a more accurate image of this apparently rare jewel.
This Cutlass Supreme convertible indeed retains its original factor without modifications that would alter the factory setup. If you want to see this Olds in person, you can find it in Saint Louis, Missouri.