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GM’s Alfetta – 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

July 23, 2015

Past write-ups here have featured sporty coupes that were based on manufacturer’s bread-and-butter sedans – Ford Capri and Mustang, Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, Fiat 124 coupe, and more. Besides the Camaro, which generally ran on its won platform, the American arm of GM was not really known for directly translating a sedan platform into a sporty coupe. In the late 1970s, though, GM built a fastback (not hatchback – just as with the Lancia Beta sedan, it’s a fastback design with a trunk that opens below the rear glass) sedan version of its popular Oldsmobile Cutlass and Buick Century models. Of those cars, a few Cutlasses were built with the 442 option package, with the top specification having a 305 V8 and four-speed manual transmission. Check out this 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 for sale for $2400 in Seattle, WA.

1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 right front