The luck that this year has brought certainly smells like a nugget of something, doesn’t it? I think that most of us can agree that the only “nugget” that 2020 has brought us is the same kind that the dog leaves on the front room carpet when you sleep past your morning alarm, but for Junkyard Digs, this is the year of gold…specifically, the one-owner 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass S that he scored recently. This is the second Cutlass that he’s scored, but being a one-owner car that has been spared most of the salt that plagues Iowa-sourced machines, I can’t help but be a little bit jealous of this machine. The Rocket 350 didn’t take much to be freed up, and after that the whole car came together pretty quickly. Brakes were checked, bearings were repacked, ancient fuel was removed and ultimately, the car is back on the street and moving. Out of all of the revivals that he’s done over the last few years, this might be the one that winds up being a keeper. The minor rust spots on the otherwise clean body can be repaired easily enough and the interior is jaw-droppingly good for a car that really has spent time resting in barns and storage sheds. It’s not eaten up, it isn’t discolored, it isn’t even splitting apart!
Advice: restore and keep this one. Trust me, you won’t regret it.