Author Topic: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass  (Read 18986 times)

00XJ

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Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« on: May 02, 2011, 09:53:07 PM »
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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 10:42:17 PM »
I woluld have liked to see all those pictures, but......my internet is not capable of such things :lol:
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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 02:23:48 AM »
At least your '77 wasn't the worst looking... lol
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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 07:54:12 AM »
At least your '77 wasn't the worst looking... lol

Maybe in the Cutlass world, but it's still a great looking car.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 07:21:22 PM »
It's interesting that every version of the Cutlass has least some visually interesting/unique styling elements, and then the final version looks like a generic 4-door jellybean.  :(

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 07:54:37 PM »
It's interesting that every version of the Cutlass has least some visually interesting/unique styling elements, and then the final version looks like a generic 4-door jellybean.  :(

The lead designer of the 73-77 Cutlass and the 97-99 Aurora posts on an Olds forum I go to, and has shared stories about how it was a constant battle to get their designs past the suits in-tact, and told a story about having to call an emergency meeting during a blizzard to save the "waterfall grilles" that he drew for the 76-77 Cutlass, which ended up being a pretty popular design feature after all, because the execs wanted to change it last minute to a recessed grill like the Chevelle or the Century had.

He also talked about the body side flares that they designed to give the vehicle a more interesting look.

See the sculpted sides?


Those were done away with by the execs, too.


By 77, only the 4-door Cutlass had those sculpted sides, everything else became slab-sided.

He did manage to work some of that side sculpting into the Aurora, though.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 09:24:08 PM »
The lead designer of the 73-77 Cutlass and the 97-99 Aurora posts on an Olds forum I go to, and has shared stories about how it was a constant battle to get their designs past the suits in-tact, and told a story about having to call an emergency meeting during a blizzard to save the "waterfall grilles" that he drew for the 76-77 Cutlass, which ended up being a pretty popular design feature after all, because the execs wanted to change it last minute to a recessed grill like the Chevelle or the Century had.
Thats funny, I always thought that the Olds front-end was one of the better designs from the late '70's - mid '80's era.  I don't understand why the executives would meddle in design - that's what they hired designers for.  ::)

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 09:41:07 PM »
Thats funny, I always thought that the Olds front-end was one of the better designs from the late '70's - mid '80's era.  I don't understand why the executives would meddle in design - that's what they hired designers for.  ::)


Thats funny, I always thought that the Olds front-end was one of the better designs from the late '70's - mid '80's era.  I don't understand why the executives would meddle in design - that's what they hired designers for.  ::)

I agree. I think it was the cleanest and most straight forward design. Here's what it was up against:

Monte Carlo


Malibu


Century



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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 10:04:33 PM »

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 10:22:14 PM »
Maybe I just haven't paid much attention, but I don't think I've seen a 61/62 in person. I really like the harshness of that main body line.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 10:36:47 PM »
Maybe I just haven't paid much attention, but I don't think I've seen a 61/62 in person. I really like the harshness of that main body line.

I've only ever seen them at the Olds Homecoming Car Show.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2011, 03:46:12 PM »
Why not include the Calais and Ciera, if you are going to include the Cutlabu at the end.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 05:09:33 PM »
61, 66, and 72 are fap worthy.

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Re: Auto-Genealogy: Oldsmobile Cutlass
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 08:52:33 PM »
I have rented the 1998 and 1999 models. Or where they a Malibu? I forget.