Car of the Week: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Indy 500 Pace Car

Ken and Patricia Swentys’ appreciation for their 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replica has grown over the years, in part because it’s just a very fine all-around automobile, and in part because it’s a far rarer machine than they ever imagined.

Car of the Week: 1970 Olds Cutlass Supreme

Ken Rinear has pretty much reinvented his Olds Cutlass Supreme twice, turning it from a “decent No. 3 driver” to a top AACA award winner, then remaking it again as biceps-flexing 455 W-32 “SX” muscle machine.

An Odd Olds

Oldsmobile’s Cutlass was the most popular new car during the 1970s, but unless you live in the Tulsa area, we’ll bet you’ve never seen a Cutlass S like Charlie Cress’ 1977 model. What caught Cress’ eye about this coupe was it’s 1955-’56 Ford Crown Victoria-like roof band, which appears to be...

Car of the Week: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Peter Guidera saw thousands of Oldsmobiles come and go from the lot during his 30 years as an Olds sales guy. The vast majority were probably more memorable than the unremarkable 1970 Cutlass Surpreme Guidera took a shine to. At the time, the car was 16 years old, was headed for...