When I think Cutlass, I think of the 1984 Cutlass Supreme seen below. The near-premium personal-luxury coupe was almost absurdly popular in its day, and was usually the best-selling car in the Chicago area every year.
I imagine anyone of a certain age sees a different car when they hear the model name Cutlass. First used by Olds back in 1961 as the top trim level on the compact F-85, the Cutlass badge has adorned almost countless body styles and price points in the maker’s lineup.
Indeed, the Cutlass has been a coupe, sedan, convertible, station wagon, and has seen service as a compact and midsize car. The following are just a few of the specific models to which the Cutlass moniker has been attached:
- Cruiser/Vista Cruiser
The Cutlass name was last used by Oldsmobile in 1999, applied to small sedan which was pretty much a clone of the contemporary Chevrolet Malibu.
While 12 ads don’t do the Cutlass legacy justice, we think we’ve collected a decent representation of the vehicle’s broad history down below. If you have any thoughts on the Cutlass, share them below.
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ads
1961 F-85 Cutlass
1970 Cutlass Supreme
1974 Cutlass Salon
1978 Cutlass Salon
1978 Cutlass Supreme
1983 Cutlass Calais
1984 Cutlass Supreme
1985 Cutlass Ciera
1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass
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