Forget About Imports and Put On Your Dacron Bell-Bottoms: 1978 Olds Cutlass Salon!

Illustration for article titled Forget About Imports and Put On Your Dacron Bell-Bottoms: 1978 Olds Cutlass Salon!

More headroom than the Volvo 242! A longer wheelbase than the VW Dasher! Crypto-fastback styling!

Advertisement

Judging from the crazy diving under heavy braking near the end of the ad, it also had a bouncier suspension than a Wells Fargo stagecoach, but we still love the Cutlass Salon. Standard engine was the good ol' 231-cube Buick V6, but you could also get an Oldsmobile 260 V8 that churned out a mighty 110 Malaise horses.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

These cars were not all that bad. I put my Opel in the local Buick Shop (for a head gasket repair... don't ask) and I was given the keys to a Buick version of one of these, with the 231 cid V-6. It was comfortable, if a bit slow. The A/C worked well, and I could fit 4 rear world adults in the car.

One thing that I remember vividly though was the fact that the rear windows of the 4-door didn't open, which I though was odd. Come to find out, none of the GM intermediates during this period gave you the option of opening windows in the rear.

One more tidbit; The Aero Sedans didn't last long, as they were hastily re-designed just two years later to imitate the roof line of the Cadillac Seville (The first edition).