what is up oldsmobile lovers, because if your looking at this page you are obviously...and olds person. well first off my name is brandon and i own a 1985 ol... Show moredsmobile cutlass supreme "Sofia". now, i bought this car for 200 bucks out of a field and it was a theft recovery, it was a steal because it had a V-8 and the car only had 58 thousand original miles on it. from the look of all the stickers we found out the car came from the factory with a V-6, so we had a thought it could be a 350, it needed a transmission and some major work. this was how it looked when i went and looked at it.
The car was pretty rough, but it was doable. this was my second 80's style cutlass and my first one had a built 350 in it. when i sold that one, i told myself i would have another one one day. now me and my dad figured that it was probably a 307, then when we got it running in the driveway we thought it could be a 350, because it ran smooth...and had power. so at this point i was pretty stoked thinking it could be a 350.
after getting it in the air and starting to take shit apart to put a tranny in it. i took off the starter and suddenly felt my heart drop. up on the side of the block was oldsmobiles factory imprint of the real "displacement" and long behold...it was a 403. big ole' 6.6L. but it needed some work. just the sole fact of it being a 403 was amazing. because me and my dad had a 68 cutlass we put a 403 in and that car was fast. but in an g-body car? i couldnt imagine.
my dad has always told me, even when i went through my "tuner" stage..."theres no replacement for displacement" and driving this thing. i believe him 100%
"this car will be very respectable" said my dad after he found out the good news. and then he said "just dont blow it up"
i wish i had some pics of the car from the time we got it to what it is in this pic. my dad painted the car and believe it or not it is in all single stage black. i thought i would take the look of the grand national and give it a whole new meaning. blacked out everything. i had tinted the windows in 2.5% limo black tint and shaved all the moldings. got rid of the gaudy chrome rocker moldings and all the chrome trim i didnt need. i upgraded to some 15in oldsmobile rallys and painted them black as well...minus the trim ring. and all the remaining trim was blacked out, bumpers and all. got some bfgoodrich radial t/a's p245's and stuffed them in the wheel wells. did a complete tune up of the motor, stuck a 4speed overdrive in it, a sunpro tac and gauges. a jvc head-unit, monster wiring kit a dual 600watt amp pushing a kicker solo-baric 10" subwoofer. put some new shocks on the front and back, a calais sway bar under the rear-end and some silvania silverstar headlights. interior is pretty much as it was right now, and i dont know how much ill do to it. but everything costs money, and money is something i dont have a lot of at the moment.
im just happy the car made it this far, this is how the car looks after many, many long hours in the garage at night wetsanding and buffing, wetsanding and buffing.
the car was all de-badged and completly blackened on the under-carriage. someone had already put some nice dual pipes on it just how i would have done them...right behind the back wheels. the exhaust was mufflerless with only a cat. all i did to it was threw out that old catalytic converter and threw a dynamax muffler into the mix, which really made it scream. put some nice tips on it and called it that on the exhaust.
for under the hood, i didnt want to be like everyone else with the chrome air cleaner, so i improvised and took what i was going to college for (welding technologies) and fabricated a new ram-air air cleaner and threw that on. fully operable i might add. the car was in desperate need of a radiator so i put one in. new alternator, water pump, thermostate, heater core, header panel and grills, put a deck-lid on and threw a new steering column in it. new locks and tore that uuugly half vinal top off. and basically i was left with what you see now in these pictures.
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