Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder, January 18th – 22nd, 2012 at Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass stands as one of the most popular models of it’s time. The 442 was Oldsmobile’s entry into the muscle car arena beginning in late 1964. 442s were also produced throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s
Oldsmobile W-Machines (W-30, W-31, W-32) are considered to be the ultimate Oldsmobile Super Cars, and are amongst some of the most sought after muscle cars, by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
In 1971 the only W-Machine option available was coded W-30 and was available over and above the standard 442.
Total 442 production was 7,589 units with a total of 920 W-30s produced in 1971. Of that total production a scant 110 were ordered as W-30 optioned convertibles. The convertible W-30s stand out as one of the most desirable, collectable and valuable of all 442s.
W-30s are one of the easiest cars to fake and/or clone and thus many undocumented examples with no history, exist in the market place today. However, even some undocumented examples, with correct components have recently sold at public auctions for six figures!
This particular example is one of the finest 1971 W-30 convertibles available. It is a fully documented and all numbers matching original drive train car.
This special W-30 features: Striking, Viking Blue metallic factory correct paint with white stripes, a white top and black bucket seat interior. It has working factory air conditioning, power steering, power disk brakes, sport steering wheel, SS II sport wheels, AM FM radio.
W-30 convertibles were expensive automobiles when new and many were purchased by professionals, business owners and doctors. This W-30 is no exception to the rule, it was order new by a Dr. in PA where it was well taken care of until it sold to the next owner who lived in sunny and dry New Mexico.
This is where this W-30 spent the majority of its pampered 37,000 original mile, life. It was sold out of the estate of the second owner, to an enthusiast who recognized it’s significance and value. This enthusiast resold the W-30 to a prominent collector and Oldsmobile franchised Dealer, located in Georgia. The dealer / collector had the car completely repainted in 1996 and showed the car at the Buick Oldsmobile & Pontiac Nationals in 1999 where the car earned a ”Best of Class” award. It stayed in this collection until we acquired the car.
Note: This car has had only one complete repaint and has not been completely restored.
It is all original sheet metal with no rot or accident damage.
The convertible vinly top is original to the car.
The interior is mostly original.
The engine has never been opened up or taken out of the car.
It is one of the most original ’71 W-30 convertibles in existence
The trunk spatter is original.
The original spare has never been used.
A true 37,000 mile Oldsmobile.
We have inspected all the documentation, vintage pictures as well as all specific W30 components and we have certified them to be 100% authentic. The list of documentation is extensive.
The original owner protect-o- plate.
The original owners manual.
The original warranty booklet.
Copies of titles with mileage verification.
The original broadcast card showing the W30 option.
There is also a photo album of as found pictures as well as during the repainting process.
Certificate of authenticity from Nickey Chicago, Inc.
All the W-30 specific components are correct, date coded and original to this car.
780 CFM Rochester 4bbl Carburetor
W30 aluminum intake
Original Red Plastic Fender wells
Original unused Tiger Paw white letter spare in trunk.
This W-30 has it all; pizzazz, paperwork, provenance and a verifiable pedigree.