Once upon a time, there was an Oldsmobile commercial that referred to “the gallant men of Olds,” presumably those operating Oldsmobile dealerships. But the cars they sold often appealed to women buyers, and that certainly applied to the Pick of the Day. The car is a 1961 Oldsmobile Cutlass hardtop, and the private seller offering the car on ClassicCars.com promises that it is a 36,000-mile original. The seller is the second owner. The first was Claire, “a small woman (who) loved looking through the steering wheel and dash.” Claire apparently only drove the car “to the store and church, really!”
Oldsmobile Cutlass started as a compact car
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.