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1969 Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

Following are some pictures from MIR on 7/5/02:

Here's my 'new' 69 Cutlass S Holiday Coupe. It's Tahitian Turquiose, just like my first Oldsmobile which was a 69 Cutlass in this same color combination. (That car is long gone).

I would say this is a 'traditional' Olds Bracket Race car. It has an Olds 455 motor, a high stall convertor in the automatic transmission, a posi rear, Torker intake and Holley carb, electric fuel pump, and 3" exhaust. There are no lightweight parts except for the front seats. It has a reproduction 69 H/O hood scoop. Originally an AC car, but most of the parts have been removed. It has power steering, and manual brakes with drums front and rear. (front discs are in future plans).

Performance figures: 12.80 at 105 with 60 ft times in the 1.75 range.


455 +.030. CC'd to 11:1 compression

TRW 2323 Forged pistons

Crower Hydraulic cam #56266 311HDP: 311/316 advertised duration, 247/251 Duration at .050 lift, .546/.557 lift on 112 degrees centerline

Harland Sharp roller rockers, screw-in studs, guideplates

Edelbrock Torker intake, 800 Double Pumper Holley, carb spacer

HEI Ignition

3500 Stall Converter, TH350 transmission, stock column shifter!

3.73 aftermarket gears and posi unit in the Chevy 12-bolt rear. (This car was built in Canada which meant that it had a Chevy 12-bolt as factory equipment, as did all Canadian-built Cutlasses and 442s in 68 and 69. USA-built models had an Olds 12-bolt)

1 3/4" headers and 3" exhaust with 2-chamber Flowmasters. No tailpipes

Electric Fuel pump and Regulator, stock gas tank and 3/8" lines

Trunk mount battery (Moroso sealed battery box), trunk mounted cutoff switch, shutoff rod above rear license plate

Fiberglass race seats, mounted to aluminum plates which are then mounted to stock bucket seat tracks (The seats are too high. Gotta fix that!)

Line lock

Suntune Tach and 2 5/8" Oil, Amp, Water Gauges

P275/60-15 Hoosier Quicktime rear tires on 15x7 SSIII Olds wheels

P205/75R-15 front tires on 15x7 SSIII