General Motors‘Cutlass is an iconic line of compact, muscle and luxury cars that have been produced by Oldsmobile over a relatively long period of time.
The namesake’s cars have morphed and evolved through different versions and styles, and there are fans for every generation.
Anyway, today we have here one of the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme cars from the early 80s that combines with a rather rare and intriguing piece of Cutlass history: the Rallye 350.
We take a closer look at the Cutlass Supreme – Rallye 350 mashup thanks to JLord8’s Instagram page and find out what happened to the original, affordable yellow monster from 1970.
A custom Oldsmobile Rallye 350/Cutlass Supreme Mashup
For the 1970 model year only, the Cutlass gained a “performance-appearance” version – the Rallye 350 – which would offer bold styling and reasonable performance for a mid-range, affordable price.
At the time, the popular high-performance option was the Cutlass 4-4-2 with a 7.5-litre V8 offering 370 hp, but despite the new yellow Rallye 350’s 5.7-litre V8 only producing around 310 hp, he looked the part.
The simple and iconic junior yellow muscle car could still hit 0-60 mph in 7 seconds and had a Rallye Sport Suspension setup.
As an eye-catching, quirky design, it’s a wonder this hasn’t been applied to other cars, like the distinct, angular Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme from the late ’70s.
The first thing we notice in the render is the return of the old Rallye 350’s Sebring yellow paint, which looks great or terrible depending on who you are, but definitely evokes a similar vibe to the original.
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The 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350 is a cool car in 2022
Along with the yellow paint, there are yellow center wheels with a stainless steel frame, the twin scoop hood and the curved rear spoiler that suggests speed and performance.
Or aftermarket modification – but either way it continues the Rallye theme with the black stripes stretching rearwards from the bonnet to the roof which is in black vinyl here in the render.
The Cutlass Supreme might come with a 5.7-liter V8 and also come in a 4-4-2 model, but the Rallye 350 would have been the left-field pick that some of us would have even loved. ‘because of his courage and wit in a sea of normal colored compact cars.
Back in 2022; imagine if the Chevy Malibu could come in Sebring yellow paint, rear spoiler, Rallye yellow wheel package; now that would be cool and about as divisive as this render.