Although much faster than a standard F-85, the Jetfire was criticized for having the same soft suspension as its less-powerful brothers, for its lack of a and other instruments, and for the poor shift quality of both the automatic transmission and the optional four-speed. It finally went on sale in 1960 as a 1961 model. With a two-barrel and an 8. As such, the two-door hardtop had a new roofline, while lower trim-line Cutlass coupes had a style roof. Also includes a convenience group with lamps, visor vanity mirror and chime tones. In 1990, a revised 5-speed option was available for the and the 3. Cosmetically, the 1978 line continued through 1979 with only slight changes front and rear.
These used the Supreme's body, rather than the standard coupe's. The edition reappeared for two years in 1983 and 1984. A five-speed was available as an option with the 260 V8 in all models except Supreme Brougham and station wagons for 1976-77. The S and Supreme both have a chrome strip atop the bonnet, while the Supreme also has the Oldsmobile logo mounted atop the grille. A sedan was added to the Supreme Brougham line, while the Salon lost its sedan version.
A driver's side became standard in 1994, and a new ergonomically curved dashboard with dual airbags debuted in 1995. These were the Chevrolet-built 250 cubic inches 4. The Chevrolet built 250 cubic-inch and three-speed manual transmission were reinstated as standard equipment on the Supreme coupe and sedan with a new Olds-built 260 cubic-inch Rocket V8 standard on Cutlass Salon and optional on all other Cutlasses except wagons offered as an option. Standard engine was the new Rockette , Oldsmobile's version of the which later became famous as the. After the 50 were claimed, paid for and delivered to the lucky Olds dealers who said yes, the story of these cars gets more interesting.
. Two-door F-85 and Cutlass models adopted a semi- roofline. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. It was intended for younger buyers that wanted the performance and looks of a , but might have trouble with the rising insurance premiums associated with 455-engined cars like the 4-4-2. But since turbo and supercharging the engine essentially means forcing the compression in the combustion chamber even higher, the Jetfire was prone to 'spark-knock' and without modern engine management systems the only way to mitigate this was to use a. Rocket V8 engine, fitted with a carburetor and producing 310 hp 230 kW. The Supreme Brougham package was available on and off throughout 1978-1988 production.
The new Cutlass Supreme proved to be far more popular than the controversial coupe and sedan introduced at the same time. Cutlass Supreme coupes had a unique roofline with vertical opera windows not shared with other Cutlass coupes, as well as unique front end styling. The Salons quickly proved to be far less popular than the notchback Supreme and Calais coupes. The 1969 models received only a minor facelift such as a new split grille and vertical taillights with the same model and engine offerings. To finish off the specialization of the premium model, created specific Brougham hood ornaments. The body styles of the previous model returned, and a new , a stretched-wheelbase 120 inches 3,000 mm version of the standard station wagon featuring a raised rear roof with tinted skylights and a fold-down, forward-facing third seat, debuted on February 4, 1964. There were newly mandated 5 mph 8.
The two-speed Jetaway automatic was still available with the Chevy-built 250 cu in 4. When production ended there was no direct replacement for the Cutlass Supreme, although the introduced for 1998 was designed in size and price to replace all the Cutlass models. Also available were a four-door hardtop Holiday Sedan, a four-door Town Sedan, a convertible, a flat-top station wagon called the Custom Cruiser, as well as the fancier station wagon. The automatic transmission was replaced with an upgraded 4 speed Roto 5 Hydro-Matic transmission, and an all-synchromesh four-speed manual became optional. But in 1988 Oldsmobile chose to build only 50 Cutlass Convertible Indy Pace Car editions. Sedans got quad headlamps and a new grille.
The Jetfire came with bucket seats and console, unique trim—two chrome fins on the hood and full-length contrast stripes on the bodysides—and a mounted in the console where it was almost hidden. In its final year, it was the best-selling convertible in the U. It would continue with this basic design until the final rear-drive Cutlass was produced in 1988. Buick's 225 cu in 3. The easiest type of technical maintenance is changing engine oil, axles oil, manual and automatic transmission oil. The 4-4-2 appearance and handling package, available on Salon coupes, featured large lower body stripes and 4-4-2 decals outside but not always shown with decals, unique 4-4-2 seats and badges inside, and a taut performance suspension featuring quicker-ratio steering, heavier springs, stiffer shocks, a stiffer front stabilizer bar, a rear stabilizer bar, and bigger tires. The 1985 Cutlass Supreme was produced by Oldsmobile and designed after the , which became a separate model on the in the same year.
A new option was the Turnpike Cruiser package on Cutlass Supreme coupes and convertibles, which used a two-barrel carburetor and mild with the 400 cu in 6. The Chevrolet inline six was replaced by Buick's V6 standard on all models except Salon and Vista Cruiser , while the 260 and 350 Rocket V8s were carried over. Among available options were leather seats, chrome wheels, and more standard equipment on base models, including split-folding rear seat and power locks. The added performance that adds to the pleasure of driving. A new option this year was a five-speed Borg-Warner manual transmission, which was available only with the 260 V8.
The existing F-85 models returned, and a convertible was added to the line-up in September, available in both standard and Cutlass versions. Following the race 50 very select Oldsmobile dealers were given the opportunity to purchase one of these cars. The 455 Rocket was optional through 1976, and replaced by a smaller 403 Rocket V8 in 1977, the same year in which a Buick-built 231 cubic-inch replaced the Chevy inline six as base power in most Cutlass models. A was the base motor alongside the. The variable-pitch feature of both optional two-speed Jetaway and three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic was discontinued.
Unlike the Grand Prix and the also-related , which had wholly separate bodies and names from their less expensive siblings, the Supreme shared front and rear body parts with the standard Cutlass line and was always marketed as part of it. Overall F-85 sales rose to 97,382, with the Cutlass displacing the four-door De Luxe sedan as the top-selling model. The model remained in this role for virtually all of its production life. With forced induction and an already high compression ratio the Jetfire was capable of producing more torque than a naturally aspirated engine that was twice its size, significantly improving the engine's efficiency and usability in real-life driving conditions, turbo lag not being an issue at motorway speeds. You can share this information with your friends Copyright © 2012-2019,.