About Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser is a car manufactured and sold by Oldsmobile. It was produced and sold in three generations between 1971 and 1992. It was built on the B platform. It was Oldsmobile's first full-size pickup truck since 1964. The brand first used the name between 1940 and 1947 for its top-of-the-line C-body models. When Oldsmobile reduced production of full-size sedans for the second time in 1985-86, the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser became its own model. After 1988, this model became the brand's only rear-wheel-drive model. Over the years, 451,819 Custom Cruisers were sold.
In 1971, General Motors reintroduced the full-size Oldsmobile station wagon. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser and its predecessor had front seat parts in the third row. It had parts like a C-body chassis and a 127-inch wheelbase. Unlike other GM B/C/D chassis, the Custom Cruiser featured parts like a truck-type multilink rear suspension. With multilink spring parts, the length and composition of each leaf are important, as each leaf is designed for relative load and tension. These parts are important for vehicle support, stability and safety.
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Between 1971 and 1976, the brand offered the 455 cubic-inch V8 in various configurations. In 1975, a 400 cu in Pontiac V8 with 190 hp was introduced. During the production of the first-generation Custom Cruiser, the GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission was the only one that worked with both engines. When the second-generation Custom Cruiser was introduced in 1977, it was available with two engines. The standard engine was the 350 with 170 hp, with the option of a 185 hp Oldsmobile 403. In 1980, the company introduced the third V8 engine for the B-model. Horsepower did not increase, but torque and handling improved. At the expense of high-speed performance, these heads had relatively small intake ports. On the new cylinder heads, flat levers were replaced by roller levers.
The Custom Cruiser was a cross between the Delta 88 and the Ninety-Eight, with parts of both. The 1972 Custom Cruiser received a new front bumper. The second version of the Custom Cruiser appeared in 1976 when four square headlights and external turn signals were added to the front of the car. The two-piece tailgate consisted of a door that slid into a recess under the trunk floor and a rear window that slid into the roof. The model could be operated manually or, optionally, electrically. This was the very first trunk lid to be controlled by an electric motor. And the electrically operated version eventually became one of the standard parts. It's the type of automobile that keeps drivers coming back for more. Any driver may appreciate its constant performance, efficient operation, and edgy style, all of which are qualities of the vehicle.