Restored Cutlass a hit
Image: dave_7, 2012
Many classic cars are found by chance after years of abandonment, with the recent tale of a Tulsa man and his father's 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass being a particularly heartwarming example of this.
Zach Davis told NewsOn6 that his father had purchased the Oldsmobile Cutlass as new in the year that it rolled out of the factory, but that he died soon afterwards.
The family used the car for 16 more years, before eventually selling it in the late 1980s. Ever since then Davis had harboured dreams of rediscovering the Cutlass and buying it back to hold onto the precious memories of his father.
After two decades of wondering about its fate, Davis finally found the ID for the car and used this to uncover its whereabouts. Miraculously it had not been scrapped, although it was in need of quite a bit of restoration work.
Davis got the ball rolling and progress on the car took a few months to come to fruition, but it has finally been brought up to scratch.
The bodywork needed serious attention and Davis wanted to make sure the car had its original colour from 1971, but all the hard work was worth it.