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Unusual '74 Cutlass Salon

Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri May 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Here's an oddball I found today...a '74 Salon 4-dr with floor console/shifter setup.




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Post by ant7377 on Sun May 06, 2018 8:36 am

Cool Car! Too bad it can't be saved. I have an add for that featuring the console and calling it a sport sedan. Is there a 455 in it?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun May 06, 2018 11:11 pm

I get their marketing of a "Sport Sedan". Further effort to appeal to the upwardly mobile Buyer who was starting a family and having a hard time leaving the muscle cars behind in lieu of a more family oriented car. Just found online a production numbers of 4-dr Salons were around 12,750 that year. Number of "Sport Sedans" had to be a small fraction of those.

Regarding the engine size...the hood hinges were stiff and so I just raised it a few inches to peek under the hood to confirm the engine was still in there. But, didn't pay attention to which one it had. I'll check next time I'm out there.
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon May 07, 2018 9:01 am

Does it matter? It says 'rod knock' on the window, and I'm willing to bet 'BM' stands for 'bad motor' in this case.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon May 07, 2018 11:17 am

Could also mean Bowel Movement...as in the engine took a dump...lol!

Tell you what...if I was looking for comfy bucket seats, these would be it. I believe they also reclined.
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Re: Unusual '74 Cutlass Salon

Post by Iggy on Mon May 07, 2018 3:27 pm

My grandmother had one of those she bought new in 1974, I tried to buy it from here in 1980 so she gave it to a cousin! I ended up getting a 1977 Monte Carlo instead.
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Post by EricFrugal on Wed May 09, 2018 2:21 pm

Sad it is so far I need those seat frames. etc
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