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4-4-2 1968 - 1971
88 - Delmont 1967 - 1968
88 - Delta 1967 - 1972
98 1967 - 1972
Custom Cruiser 1971 - 1972
Cutlass 1967 - 1972
Cutlass S 1968 - 1972
Cutlass Cruiser 1972
Cutlass Supreme 1967 - 1972
F-85 1967 - 1972
Tornado 1967 - 1972
Vista Cruiser 1967 - 1972

4-4-2
1968 - The 4-4-2 became a model in its own right. In addition to Cutlass items it came with heavy-duty springs, stabilizer bar, special shock absorbers, paint stripe, special tires and a high output engine. The Hurst/Olds option was introduced. It consisted of special Black and Silver paint, special handling package, various luxury options and a special 455-cid V8. A total of 515 models were made.
1969 - A W-30 option was offered, it was based on a 360hp version of the 400cid V8 engine. A well-tuned 400cid V8 was one of the fastest stock cars available in 1969.
1970 - Models came with special paint stripes and raised white lettering on the tires.
1971 - Demand for high performance cars began to fall. In 1971 only 7,589 cars were sold compared to over 17,000 the previous year. However a special 455cid engine with dual exhausts was available. This was the last year the 4-4-2 was sold in its own right, from 1972 it reverted to being an option.

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88 - Delmont
1967 - Two sub series of the Delmont 88 were offered, the 330 or 425. The designation referred to the engine size. The convetible only came only as a 425. Standard equipment included deluxe armrests, carpeting, interior lamp package, special wheel covers and chrome body mouldings.
1968 - All 88 models were slightly restyled for the 1968 model year. Standard equipment was dual master cylinder, four-way flashers, back-up lights, fibre glass hood insulation, cross flow radiator, map lights, moulding package and central dome light.

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88 - Delta
1967 - The Delta was offered in four standard models and two custom models both with Holiday hardtop.
1968 - Addtional to the Delmont models, Deltas came with energy absorbing steering wheel, extra sound deadening, larger battery and chrome wheel discs. Custom models had electric clock, courtesy lamp package, special speedo and deluxe steering wheel.
1969 - The Delta name was carried on all versions of the 88. Bottom of the range was a standard Delta, next up the Custom and top of the range was the Royale. The Royale was a single style series.
1970 - The only convertible in the range continued to remain a standard Delta 88. The Royale was fitted with double padded seats.
1971 - A new body was introduced and remained until 1977. The standard range was available in three body styles. Standard equipment included front and rear armrests, power front disc brakes, carpeting, inside hood release, dome light, lamp package, wind shield antenna, seat belts with shoulder harnesses and Flo-Thru ventilation. The custom models came with cigarette lighter, power steering and chrome hubcaps. The Royal was expanded to two models, a convertible was added. In addition to the Custom models it had an electric clock, body paint stripes, vinyl top (on hardtop models) and special wheel discs.
1972 - Only two ranges of Delta 88s were offered, the Custom being dropped. Standard equipment included cigarette lighter, 350cid V8 engine, lamp package, windshield radio antenna, power steering, deluxe steering wheel and power brakes. The Royale came with deluxe carpeting, special grille, interior light package and side mouldings.

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98 1967 - Standard equipment included armrests, power brakes, power steering, cigarette lighters, electric clock, carpeting, lamp package, seat belts, power seats and power windows.
1968 - The 98 received the same improvements as the 88 range, but in addition got shoulder belts, rear armrest ashtrays and a carpeted trunk.
1969 - This model remained the top of the line Oldsmobile.
1970 - Front discs were fitted.
1971 - The range was reduced to four models. The convertible and the 4 door sedan were dropped and a 2 door Coupe added.
1972 - A special edition of the 4dr versions was launched mid-year called thte Regency to commemorate Oldsmobile's 75th anniversary.

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Custom Cruiser
1971 - This was a new addition to the Olds range. It was based on a 98 wheelbase but used 88 sheet metal. Standard equipment included power front brakes, carpeting, V8 engine, windshield radio antenna and power steering.
1972 - The was the top of the range Station Wagon. It was fitted with a 455cid V8 engine, woodgrain dash, interior hood release, interior lamp package.

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Cutlass
1967 - More and more customers were buying the Cutlass version of the F-85 so in 1967 it became a version in its own right. The Cutlass was available in 5 body styles with the option of 6 or 8 cylinders.
1968 - The Cutlass S range was introduced. These were 2 door models and had a shorter wheelbase than the 4 door models
1969 - A potent W-31 package was offered. It was based on a 350-cid engine.
1970 - No convertible was offered in the range.
1971 - There was a mild restyle. All models had recessed windshield wipers and Flo-Thru ventilation.
1972 - The Cutlass range was trimmed to two models, a 2dr coupe and a 4dr sedan. The Cutlass 'S' was made up of two 2dr models. The 4-4-2 option was available.

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Cutlass Cruiser
1972 - The station wagon variant of the Cutlass became a model in its own right. This meant that Olds now offered a range of three station wagons of which the Cruiser was the smallest.

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Cutlass Supreme
1967 - The Cutlass Supreme was the only series in which the 4-4-2 option or the Turnpike Cruising package option could be ordered. The Supreme was offered in 5 body styles.
1968 - This was the most luxurious of the Oldsmobile intermediate range. Three body styles were offered. The engine was a more powerful version of the new 350 Rocket V8. The model was fitted with dual master cylinder, four-way flasher, back-up lights, side marker lights, seat belts and a high performance starter.
1969 - Loop-pile carpeting, oval outside rear view mirror, inside day/night mirror and dual latch hood kept this model as the ultimate in luxury.
1970 - A convertible did continue in the Cutlass Supreme range. Also available was the SX package which included special engine items.
1971 - Woodgrain dash, seat belts with shoulder harnesses and chrome hubcaps were standard.
1972 - This was the last year for a true Cutlass convertible. Standard equipment above teh Cutlass models included a higher output 350cid engine, special grille, woodgrain dash and strato bucket seats.

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F-85
1967 - The F-85 continued to be the base model. Three body styles were offered with a choice of 6 or 8 cylinder engines.
1968 - Only a two model range was offered as buyers opted for Cutlass models.
1969 - The series was reduced to a single coupe model with a choice of engine. Equipment included shoulder harnesses, four way flasher and front armrests.
1970 - Anti-theft steering lock, lockable glovebox and heavy-duty three speed transmission were offered as standard.
1971 - Dual head restraints and chrome hubcaps were fitted.
1972 - Only one model was offered. The 6 cylinder engine was no longer fitted, buyers could choose between a 350cid or 455cid V8.

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Tornado 1967 - There were few changes from the 1966 model. Tornado engines had the letter code RT and were all built in Lansing.
1968 - In its third year there was some mild restyling. A high performance package was offered called the RPO W34. It included a 400-hp engine with special cam and valve springs.
1969 - Two body styles were ofered, the Tornado came as a Standard or Custom.
1970 - The RPO W34 continued to be offered.
1971 - The non-standard Tornado was offered in Brougham trim.
1972 - The Tornados continued to be offered in two formats.

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Vista Cruiser
1967 - Two and three row versions of the Vista Cruiser were offered, but the 6 seater only came in the Custom version. Custom versions were fitted with deluxe armrests, carpeting and special interior light package.
1968 - The range was trimmed to just two models. A 6 and an 8 seater.
1969 - Capacity was limited to 5 and 7 seats respectively.

1970 - The Vista Cruisers continued to sell well, the 7 seater outselling the 5 by 2 to 1. 1971 - For the first time since 1965 the Vista Cruiser was no longer the largest station wagon that Oldsmobile offered.

1972 - The Vista Cruiser was now the mid-range of the three station wagons that Olds offered in 1972. However this was its ninth and final year.

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