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1970 F-85 Barn find

wolfman6464 wolfman6464
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 03/27/10
04:42 PM

Today I found a 1970 olds f-85 at a garage sale with 7500 original miles! Obviously it is a cutlass, but there are no cutlass badges at all. I'm trying to find out what its worth. Almost positive it is an all original grampa car. So far I've found that these cars came with 6 bangers, but this is 350 car with a/c. I have the vin number but have had no luck trying to find it on the web. Any ideas/thoughts?  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Guru | Posts: 1050 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 03/27/10
05:23 PM

According to top retail value for one like you mentioned in perfect condition is $11,270. Average retail $7,590.

F-85 was the very lowest trim level available, like a Tempest to a GTO, a 300 to a Malibu, or a 210 to a BelAir. I'd expect to pay five or six grand for that car.

Now go offer $1,500 Smile  

gettnlarge01 gettnlarge01
Guru | Posts: 1505 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 03/28/10
07:36 AM

+1 most just wont to get rid of the stuff at those sales  
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oldsfreak-#002 oldsfreak-#002
User | Posts: 218 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 03/29/10
07:39 PM

the f-85 was the bottom of the barrel cutlass, I have one sitting out at my farm I picked up for $800, mine also has a 350 with a 2bbl, no A/C, oldsmobile was great back in the day, you could get pretty much any option you wanted.  But with 7500 miles it might be worth picking up for the right price, look to see if the quarter panels are rusting out same right under the rear glass. might be one of those deals where you give it a car wash and shampoo the interior and then drive the sucker,   should be able to google vin numbers, I did that with mine and found out exactly what it was, when and where it was build
have to say tho, nice find, usually I find old crap thats been sitting in a field for 30 years  
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Stage1 Stage1
New User | Posts: 43 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 05/19/10
02:23 PM

The F-85 was the lightest body in the line-up, and most came with the 12 bolt rear  
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oldsfreak-#002 oldsfreak-#002
User | Posts: 218 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 05/23/10
04:42 PM

W-30 was lighter, didnt have all that sound detinating crap,  and ya they usually came with the 12 bolt as in the O style 12 bolt which is hard to find parts for and very pricy to build, and only has 10 bolts holding the ring gear to the carrier  
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dougolds dougolds
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 08/09/10
11:17 PM

Are you selling this car or are fixing it up to drive your self?
If you are selling I may be interested

a3eracer a3eracer
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 07/12
Posted: 07/14/12
08:11 PM

The 1970 F-85 is a basement car, but how many have you all seen? Yes it was basicaly a low budget 442, barely a cutlass, but a very rare car. 7500 miles!!!! If the body is good nothing else really matters, all the metal will replace 442's and cutlass's. But beyond that if it is clean and only 7500 miles keep it as an all original car...... if not contact It would look nice sitting next to my 69 442 and my 70 hurst.