LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass W31
For 1969, the W-31 option was largely the same, though the Ram Rod 350 decals were gone from the fenders, replaced by small "W-31" decals near the marker lights. The ram-air air cleaner lid still carried the Ram Rod name, and beneath it was essentially the same hardware. Buyers still admired the smaller 350 engines because the W31 package delivered plenty of performance without alerting insurance underwriters of its performance potential. This lowered car insurance premiums in an era when under-30 drivers often faced equal-sum vehicle loan payments and car insurance bills. Separating the W31 350 from lesser Olds 350 engines were its performance-calibrated Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor, high overlap camshaft, 10.5:1 compression, heavy-duty radiator and power-saving clutch-type cooling fan. This resulted in engine performance figures of 325 horsepower at 5400 rpm and a healthy exhaust burble at idle thanks to the hot cam. The camshaft used in this W31 package had a very aggressive lift/duration causing the motor to create little to no vacuum. This created a problem for power brake boosters which rely on engine vacuum to operate. Thus, all W31s featured manual front drim brakes, as seen on this correctly restored example.
This Oldsmobile W31 is factory finished in the beautiful Trophy Blue paint with White stripes complemented by a Off White Interior. Powered by its numbers matching Ram Rod 350 engine and numbers matching Muncie M20 transmission 4-speed. It is very nicely optioned with Console, Clock, AM Radio, W31 Engine Package, Bucket Seats, and Tinted Glass. This well optioned W31 has been treated to a frame off restoration to a show quality standard. The engine bay is nicely detailed with the nickel-infused blocks which wears the correct gold paint, a 395558-casting number, and a matching VIN derivative stamp just under the driver side head. The undercarriage is also nicely detailed from the floor pans to the suspension components.
This W31 Cutlass also comes with plenty of documentation including Broadcast Sheet, Owner’s Manual, and Warranty Plan Pamphlet. With its numbers-matching drivetrain, documentation, and frame off restoration this Oldsmobile W31 is the perfect addition to any collection.