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Oldsmobile Cutlass
1971 Cutlass Supreme convertible
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 1961–1999
Assembly Lansing Car Assembly Lansing, Michigan
Body and chassis
Class Compact (1961–1963, 1997–1999)
Mid-size (1964–1981)
Personal luxury car (1968-1988)
Predecessor Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (for 1997)
Successor Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (for 1982)
Oldsmobile Alero (for 1999)

The Oldsmobile Cutlass was a range of automobiles produced by General Motors' Oldsmobile division between 1961 and 1999. At its introduction, the Cutlass was Oldsmobile's smallest model; it began as a unibody compact car, but saw its greatest success as a body-on-frame intermediate.

Introduced as the top trim level in Oldsmobile's compact F-85 line, the Cutlass evolved into a distinct series of its own, spawning numerous variants, including the formidable 4-4-2 muscle car in 1964, premium Cutlass Supreme in 1966, and outright performance Hurst/Olds in 1968, as well as the Vista Cruiser station wagon.

By the 1980s, Oldsmobile was using the Cutlass as a sub-marque, with numerous vehicle lines bearing the name simultaneously. These included the Cutlass Calais compact, the midsize Cutlass Ciera, the Cutlass Cruiser station wagon, and top of the line midsize Cutlass Supreme.

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