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Autotrader Find: 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible in Spotless Condition

Is it just me, or is the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme from the 1990s becoming kind of cool again? Was it ever cool? I was 5 years old in 1994, so I can’t really remember. All I know is that their boxy, minimalist styling is one of my favorite GM designs from the early 1990s, and this example we’re looking at today is likely one of the cleanest left in existence.

Throughout Oldsmobile’s history, a number of products wore the Cutlass name. The nameplate existed over five generations from the early 1960s until the mid 1990s, and during that time it was used on a number of different models. In 1982, Oldsmobile attempted to turn the Cutlass name into a sub-brand, and introduced a number of distinct Cutlass models including the Cutlass Ciera, the Cutlass Supreme and the Cutlass Calais. While the Cutlass Ciera and Calais were both rather unfortunate malaise-era vehicles, the Cutlass Supreme had offered increased performance and a muscle-car aesthetic. Even though the final-generation Cutlass Supreme introduced for the 1988 model year used a front-wheel drive platform and was heavily based on the Chevy Lumina, I can’t help but look at these and think that they’re kind of cool, especially in convertible form with their “basket handle” roll bar.

What makes these even more attractive today is that they’re available for relatively little coin. At the time of this writing, there are seven final-gen Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertibles listed on Autotrader, and six come with fewer than 100,000 miles on the odometer. This one, a spotless white-on-black example listed for sale in the dry climate of Palm Springs, California, comes with just over 60,000 miles on the odometer and an asking price of $7,900. Find an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for sale

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  1. I remember these well when they came out, I was a kid at the time and thought the hidden door handle was the coolest thing ever. i remember my dad wanted a redone that we always saw during the morning school drop off. I was actually suppose to be in Palm Springs in a few weeks but with everything going on I had to cancel, I have been pass this dealership many times, I would have stopped to check it out.

  2. I remember test-driving one of these back in 1992. They were actually quite expensive for the time…..the one I drove was around $32,000 (which is about $59,000 in 2020 with inflation). Really bad chassis flex and shuddering when new. Can only imagine how bad they drive after 28 years. Didn’t realize they were based on the Lumina, but that makes sense. Aside from the lower cladding, the exterior styling has held up pretty well.

    • Yeah, I remember looking at a used one just like this Convertible back in ’98-’99 and them still selling it for $24-25k which is like $40k today. It wasn’t worth it back then but this one would be kind of cool to have. I loved the rear bucket seats, very quirky!

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