1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass for sale 101330997
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth
(855) 893-3292

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth in Fort Worth, Texas 76137

Or $389 / mo. Get Personalized Payment


Email Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.


Related Articles

Windy City Warriors

From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.

Savoy Faire is Everywhere

The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.


Classic Car Overview

Almost everyone says they want a Chevelle, but the cars we have the most difficulty keeping in stock are under $40k muscle cars like this very solid 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Tribute. Dressed in classic high-impact colors and offering up a fantastic blend of vintage performance and luxury, its no surprise that these muscle car Cuttys are gaining traction as some of the best collector cars to own. But bonafide car guys arent the only ones taking more notice, as surging sales of vintage Cutlass are proof that theyre fully entrenched as favorites for regular guys that want something cooler than just another Chevelle. While all the A-bodies shared some underpinnings, somehow the Olds got the most dramatic sheetmetal, with that seductive kick-up behind the doors and a dynamic sweeping front end. Originally Code 65 Flame Orange (a mix of orange and red), the shade it now wears is a brighter red, one that turns heads and certainly helps emphasize the cars finer points, because as we all know, its nearly impossible to hide bad bodywork under bright paint. The work was finished a few years back and shows some signs of use, but still looks great today, making this the kind of car that stands out without making a spectacle of itself. Instead, onlookers will surely appreciate the great shine of the finish, the painted-on black 442 hood stripes on the Ram Air hood, and the slick hardtop roof that wasnt subdued in the factory by a vinyl top. Twin grilles up front have an intricate egg crate pattern, a theme that is echoed in the taillight lenses, the big 442 deck lid spoiler looks primed for battle, and all the correct 442 badges have been installed where they belong, so despite this being a tribute, this Olds looks just about the way GM intended. Fore and aft are bright 442 bumpers, with dual trumpet exhaust tips poking out of the rear to complete the killer look. Oldsmobiles always looked like luxury cars inside, where black vinyl bucket seats and woodgrain trim add to the upscale atmosphere inside this Cutty. The upholstery is almost certainly original and even though it shows signs of use the seats have held up well, which is thanks to a combination of durable materials and excellent care throughout the years. The carpets are fresher pieces that are unfaded, and the wood applique on the dash, door panels, and backseat side panels add a touch of sophistication to this muscle cars cabin. Sure, you could opt for a restoration inside and the cost wouldnt be exorbitant by any means (Oldsmobile parts are easily sourced these days thanks to the popularity of these cars), but a few replacement parts and a deep cleaning would bring things up a notch as well. This car was born with factory air, and although most of the system components were removed years ago, all the dash plumbing and stock gauges are still in place, so switching back would be much easier and cheaper than starting from scratch. The storys the same for the missing original radio, where the factory dash slot is just begging for one of those cool Retro-Sound units to slide right in and provide the tunes. All the factory gauges are inside their proper bezels and present well, and the four-spoke Olds steering wheel looks right in place atop the factory column. Splitting the front buckets is a factory middle console that is also adorned with wood grain applique, and it houses the shifter for the TH350 automatic transmission below. Open the spacious trunk out back and youll see that the space could easily handle just about any cross-country trip. Power comes from a stout 455 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8 under the hood, which wasnt what this particular Cutty was born with (it was born with a 350 4-barrel), but this big block was easily THE motor to have if you wanted to plant big power. Presented just like the factory wouldve intended, its wearing Oldsmobile Gold paint and a few correct maintenance parts, its a fun, reliable, and torquey powerplant that suits this coupe quite well. The car has been sitting in the garage for a while so it could use a tune-up before it goes on an extended drive, but after a routine service she should be able to eat up lots of miles with ease. The engine bay is very solid, anchored by that awesome Olds air cleaner you see incorporated for high-end streetrod builds these days, and it includes a 4-barrel carburetor and Ram Air intake up top for optimum air flow into the big block. Options include power steering and power front disc brakes, and the engine burbles through stock exhaust manifolds that feed a dual exhaust and factory-style chambered mufflers. Its linked to a quick-shifting TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and a heavy-duty 10-bolt rear end, so the powertrain is reliable and durable. The floors are very original but solid, there are two big sway bars fore and aft, and the car sits on stock mag wheels with 245/60/14 white-letter performance radials that complete the look. This 72 Olds Cutlass 442 Tribute offers a lot of bang for the buck, 455 big block V8 performance, and a look that will get attention everywhere it goes, all for the fraction of the price of a real 442. Whats not to love? Call today!

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    57,393 miles
  • Engine
    455 V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!


JJ BEST BANC & CO, the leader in classic and collector car financing. Long terms, low rates, quick and easy approvals. J.J. Best offers financing for classic and collector vehicles from antique to modern. Let us help you drive your dream car today! Click or call 1-800-872-1965 to apply now! Click here

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info


Considering buying a new classic? Get a quote before you buy. Agreed value, lowest rates. Go with Grundy Insurance, www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now

Suspect Fraud? Report it
We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.