1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is Wide and Turbo

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The world of tacky add-ons and bolt-on crap can turn any decent vehicle into a cheesemobile that even the Jersiest Jersey shore bros would find offensive. But here is this old Oldsmobile, a vehicle that I thought was always kind of cool looking, with a ton of this crap added on and I… kind of like it. Dare I say, with a few minor changes, I may even love it.

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From the ad:

1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Turbocharged Widebody 5-speed$5500 (Avalon Park)

You are looking at one of the most customized 1st generation GM W-body vehicles in existence. This car has been with me since 1999, I am the third owner. The body has around 115 000 miles, the drivetrain around 3500 miles and the engine has about an hour run time after a fresh rebuild. Have driven it around the block twice. This is an unfinished project, needs some wiring, interior and minor mechanical work (hood vent, charge pipe) and it needs to be tuned professionally.

Here are some of the modifications:
The follosing hardware is good for 600WHP
3800 (L67) engine with 8.5:1 compression, 0.020″ overbore
Aluminum oil pan
Aluminum valve covers
Balanced crank, Clevite 077 main and rod bearings
Diamond Forged pistons
Total Seal piston rings
JE Pistons piston pins
Rollermaster double chain
INTENSE Racing S3 turbo cam (duration @ .050″: 223º/214º, lobe lifts: .338″/.332″, valve lifts with 1.60:1 rocker arms: .541″/.531″, lobe separation angle: 116º, intake centerline: 110º)
PAC 130lb valve springs
ARP hardware throughout
Custom intake manifold
F-body 3800 harmonic balancer
Custom ported heads (the most extreme 3800 heads in existence)
custom catch can with 10AN lines
NGK TR7 spark plugs
ACCEL spark plug wires
Getrag-282 5-speed manual transmission, rebuilt with SKF bearings
Improved shift shaft
SPEC Stage 3 6-puck sprung clutch
F-body 3800 flywheel
Custom double reversion dam headers with 1.75″ primaries, 2.5″ secondaries, ceramic coated
3″ turbo-back system with 2 resonators, all V-band clamps
Every single exhaust component including the hangers and welds is stainless
T-72 compressor with ceramic coated turbine housing, .68 A/R hot side
A1 coilovers on all 4 corners, KYB GR2 struts, custom upper strut mounts
2″ wheel adapters on all 4 corners
Total vehicle width is 80″ rear, 78″ front
Brakes: Corvette C6 Z06 front brakes with 6 piston, 6 pad calipers, 14″ rotors
GEN3 W-body rear brakes with aluminum calipers
Deleted ABS system, brand new brake lines
GEN3 W-body master cylinder (same size as the Z06 master cylinder)
Corvette C5 Y2K rear wheels on all 4 corners 18×9.5″
Sumitomo HTRZ III tires 275/40/18 3500 miles
Fuel system:
15 gallon fuel cell with 044 transfer pump
1gallon swil pot with 2 intank TrePerformance 255 silent pumps
8AN fuel lines
PRJ fuel rails
Siemens 80lb and GM 36lb injectors come with the car (36lb currently installed until tuned)
1:1 fuel pressure regulator
Fuel cooler with fan installed on the return line
GEN3 aluminum engine cradle
full carbon fiber wrap
custom widebody fender flares
MOMO steering wheel
aftermarket seats
aftermarket mirrors
boost, oil pressure, fuel pressure gauges
rear seat delete
spare tire tub delete
gas door delete
Custom LED front turn signals and tail lights
HID headlights
Wire-tuck engine bay
Fully fueled weight 3080lbs
Car comes with:
Dedicated laptop loaded with HP Tuners software for tuning ($500 value)
T76 turbo compressor
box of spare parts
car cover
Wideband Oxygen sensor (built-in dash)
roll of carbon fiber wrap
I have no time to finish the project, the car has been sitting for almost a year now, needs some TLC, rear bumper re-wrap, dashboard upholstery (sun-faded), headliner installed, front turn signals wired
Come take a look at the car, lots to talk about.
Only contact me if you have CASH IN HAND. This is not the vehicle to finance or pay with a credit card. Cash only. Will consider reasonable offers, no window shoppers, be sure what you’re getting into. Very capable track car once properly completed!
Check out the videos of the car running:

Seriously, with the exception of that hood scoop, which may actually be functional, and the rear “jetfire” sign, I kind of love this. Of course I am biased as my Buick Lemons racer made me fall in love with the W body. The bolted-on widebody kit somehow looks fitting here and it is not that far off from the Grand Prix Widetrack. The interior is nice – the after-marker gauges seem nicely integrated and the steering wheel is tasteful, too.
Judging by the pictures and description, a lot of work has gone into this car. The engine work, the transmission swap, the suspension, brakes, the fuel system, and the turbo, none of that stuff is not cheap. I am guessing that the value of all those parts and all that work surpass the $5500 asking price. And that is what makes this a sweet deal – the only problem is finding someone who is willing to pay $5500 for a twenty year old Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.
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  1. CruisinTime Avatar

    Crack Pipe…? Or nice price…?

    1. Kamil K Avatar

      I wrote that before that NP/CP appeared. Whoever the idiot who writes NP/CP is stole my idea.

      1. 0A5599 Avatar

        You were robbed. Gravely robbed.

  2. NapoleonSolo Avatar

    Have to admit I like it, but more as a hobby/cruise car. Sounds as if the engine is way overbuilt for that, and despite the 600hp might be much more trouble than it is worth. You might also have trouble getting this legally licensed in many areas. In Pa, the inspection starts with a visual, and if the engine is unoriginal or lacks the cats it came with, it would probably be knocked down even if it has zero emissions. Certainly is an inspiration for someone to take a relatively stock car and do these cosmetic and suspension mods. I have seen similar unmodified cars with only 40k that look brand new for $2200 locally.

  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    It’s interesting, but unless you live in a cool climate, it’s gonna need a/c.

  4. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    You know, it fills me with untold glee that somebody should go to this much effort on a W-Body.
    Gives me a speck of hope that my dream nitrous-assisted Rover 800 with a twin-turbocharged J35A8 mated to a quattro drivetrain project could still be possible, one day.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      You could then sell conversion kits to other 800 owners?

  5. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar

    I’m genuinely speechless. The standard of the work is all impeccable, the parts are all high quality and well matched, the price is reasonable… but the starting point is from one of the worst eras of GM cost-cutting, management malfeasance, and corporate cynicism. This is cognitive dissonance given form and motive power.

  6. nanoop Avatar

    I’m slightly disappointed that the engine is not vanilla stock… Appreciate the efforts and hours, but not my style.

  7. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    I’ve been high, but never Cutlass Supreme high.

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      While I have also been high, I could get high on a Cutlass Supreme, just not the one featured. My oldest brother, BBB, bought a Cutlass Supreme just like this, gold, no vinyl top, wire wheel full wheel covers and wide bench seat upon returning from southeast Asia after being drug through the jungle/swamp by his fellow soldiers. This then 12 year old longrooffan will always affectionately remember he referred to his flashy CS as “Chicken Shit,” but we all, and he did too, loved it.

  8. JayP Avatar

    I love this.

  9. ptschett Avatar

    I always liked how these looked; and I’ve had a longstanding fetish for the early GM10/W-body Cutlass Supreme coupe with the Quad4 engine and manual transmission, a combo seemingly designed for a parallel universe’s late-’80’s where the ’70’s gas crunches had been just the beginning.
    The Cutlass Supreme coupe & its sibling Grand Prix may have been the only modern US cars that transitioned from aerodynamic flush headlights to recessed sealed beams after a mid-cycle refresh.

  10. neight428 Avatar

    Meant to grab one line to summarize my feelings on the thing, but the whole dialog that I didn’t remember fully is uncannily appropriate.
    “I sense great vulnerability. A man-child crying out for love. An innocent orphan in the post-modern world.”
    “I see a parasite. A sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking only to gratify his basest and most immediate urges.”
    “His struggle is man’s struggle. He lifts my spirit.”
    “He is a loathesome, offensive brute. Yet I can’t look away.”
    “He transcends time and space.”
    “He sickens me.”
    “I love it.”
    “Me too.”

  11. Alff Avatar

    Needs a coat of PMY.