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Cory Wolfe

A Cutlass Actually Worth Owning

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I like both of them.
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I meant a G-body Cutlass like mine, not just any Cutlass. :P

Jury upholds the decision. Dodgefan wins. :P

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I like both of them.

Agreed. Only the '84 doesn't deserve to wear the Hurst name and it's too bad the '70 isn't wearing it. Can't fault that gorgeous '70 for not, though; it's still awesome. As for the '84, it's too bad the Hurst name had to end on such a low note; a funky shifter and blacked-out grille does not a muscle car make, especially when said car has nothing but the same wheezy, oil-starved 307 that's under the hood of your grandma's Ninety-Eight Regency or Fleetwood Brougham. I'm all about the 80's G-bodies (too bad every single one around here is either beat to death or rotted to death; usually both), but I'd take a plain one over a "decal GT" any day of the week.

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XP, I believe the Hurst/Olds 307 had 40 more horsepower than the regular version.
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Andd.... Mr. Dodgefan wins the duel.

Jury upholds the decision. Dodgefan wins. :P

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180 versus 140; wheeeeeee! That's only half the horsepower a REAL Hurst has! I'll still take one without the goofy stickers, thanks.

Or better yet one of those '72 Hurst Indy pace wagons! I'd give my left nut for one of those!

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Well, this was 1984, what else was there? The then-new Aero T-bird had a crappy 130hp 302, the Monte Carlo SS had 180hp, but less torque than the Olds engine. Not sure if the Dodge Mirada CMX had an optional 360 that year (if so, it was probably rated at 180hp), I know the 318 was a 130hp boat anchor around that time. Relatively speaking, Oldsmobile kept more of the old musclecar promise than anyone in the class in 1984.

EDIT: ha, the Mirada went out of production in 1983, I forgot that. Its 360 was rated at 185hp/275 lbs torque, according to Wikipedia.

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i have said it before, and ill say it again.. i love G-Bodies!

yea, its weak from the factory, but it looks good and wouldnt stay stock for long!

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I love the 87-88 Cutlasses with the dual-element headlamps like the last one posted. We had champagne '84 Calais and a black '85, both with 231 V6s. I wish we could have held on to at least one of them.

Any love for the first-gen Cutlasses?

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I've always maintained that '61 Oldsmobile (with the exception of the Starfire) have a face that only a mother could love, but even those have been growing on me more in recent years. I think part of it is due to the fact that every time I go to my father's shop I get to see the 1961 F-85 four door sedan with only 9800 original miles on it that a friend of his stores in one of the back buildings. It's a cool little ugly car.

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Well, this was 1984, what else was there? The then-new Aero T-bird had a crappy 130hp 302, the Monte Carlo SS had 180hp, but less torque than the Olds engine. Not sure if the Dodge Mirada CMX had an optional 360 that year (if so, it was probably rated at 180hp), I know the 318 was a 130hp boat anchor around that time. Relatively speaking, Oldsmobile kept more of the old musclecar promise than anyone in the class in 1984.

EDIT: ha, the Mirada went out of production in 1983, I forgot that. Its 360 was rated at 185hp/275 lbs torque, according to Wikipedia.

Ohh the Mirada. It was truly a mirage, no one ever bought them. I did like them though.

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Damn you both to the land of eternal internal combustion! Here I was, minding my own little buisiness, trying to forget about old school muscle and enjoy dreaming about a nice little fuel efficient modern car like a Sky Redline or a MINI Cooper S and you guys had to post THIS!

I'm in utter lust, and I probably won't sleep tonight after seeing the 70. Love the color!

Who needs internet porn when we can look at cars like these?

The Hurst is sad because it is just like my friend Jeremy's which was stolen and stripped by some low life...Damn I miss that car.

I want my old Chevelle back...1970 was probably (along with 1959 and 1966) one of the best years for American cars.

Chris

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...and BTW Kudo's to BV for keeping another old Olds on the road and away from the crusher.

Chris

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...and BTW Kudo's to BV for keeping another old Olds on the road and away from the crusher.

Chris

Might want to send some prayers in the form of dollars my way to keep that statement true... :P

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I pass by one of those G-Body Hurst Cutlasses everyday coming to and from work. It's in good shape and quite a cool car. I wouldn't mind owning one, but only if I couldn't find one of the early '70s A-Body models first.

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I love the 87-88 Cutlasses with the dual-element headlamps like the last one posted.

*nods*

Same here.

In college, a friend bought an '87 Cutlass, white with blue interior, to replace his brown '79 Cutlass. I loved it.

Maybe I'll have one soon.....

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EDIT: ha, the Mirada went out of production in 1983, I forgot that. Its 360 was rated at 185hp/275 lbs torque, according to Wikipedia.

1980 Chrysler Cordoba LS "300" had the same 185hp 360. Both the Cordoba and Mirada only had the one year for the 185hp 360 though, as far as I know anyways...

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I like both the above Oldsmobiles, but the older one gets the nod for my tastes.

I like the 1966 Cutlass too.

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ocn's right: for the time they were... umm... 'hot', it's mostly in retrospect that they are weak. But the '84's Lightning Rods were pretty dang cool.

Would be sweet if someone took a clean example and dropped a 350/425/455 Olds underhood.

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I wouldn't pass one of these up, either...

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'73 Cutlass Supreme. There was a 4-4-2 option, but I'd stick with the standard car and make subtle mods myself.

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Son of my friend Lee has a very nice restorable 74 442. Scott picked it up at a grage sale for $700. Some guys have all the luck.

Chris

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