Low-mileage vehicles in excellent original condition are being bid to big numbers at collector car auctions, and the Pick of the Day appears to be just such a vehicle, though none of its own numbers are very large.
The vehicle is a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 442, a Colonnade (Olds’ term for hardtop) fastback coupe, offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by only its second owner. Between them, they’ve driven this V8-powered coupe only 10,537 miles.
It’s being sold now, the seller says, because of retirement and impending travel in a recreation vehicle. The asking price is only $19,500.
“First owner had this vehicle garage protected for 40 years,” the seller reports. “I’m the second owner and also have kept this vehicle in the garage.
“It was originally sold in Knoxville (Rice Oldsmobile dealership logo still on back), TN and never left! (The car is located in Strawberry Plains, just northeast of Knoxville). It still had the original tires on it when I purchased it a few years ago and I still have them, although I put new radials on it a couple years ago.”
Although the car now rides on the new BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, “I also have the original Uniroyal (steel belted radial) tires, a collectible in their own right.”
The seller says the car runs and drives like new, is rust free, blows cold factory air conditioning, the heater works, it has power steering and new brakes.
“Only blemish on entire car is a small paint chip behind left rear window,” the seller adds.
The car is powered by its original 350cid V8 engine topped by a four-barrel carburetor and linked to an automatic transmission.