1973-1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Engine Specifications

Much the success of the 1973-1977 Oldsmobiles resulted directly from the popularity of the Oldsmobile Cutlass. Here are detailed engine specifications as well as model, price, and production details for several Cutlass model years:

1973-1977 Oldsmobile Engine Specifications

type/cid bore x stroke
bhp@rpm torque@rpm c.r.
carb years
V-6/231 3.80x3.40 105@3400 185@2000 8.0:1 2V 1977
I-6/250 3.88x3.53 105@3800 185@1200 8.0:1 1V 1975-76
V-8/260 3.50x3.39 110@3400 205@1600 8.0:1 2V 1975-76
V-8/260 3.50x3.39 110@3400 205@1800 7.5:1 2V 1977
V-8/350 4.06x3.38 180@3800 275@2400 8.5:1 4V 1973¹,²
V-8/350 4.06x3.38 180@3800 275@2800 8.5:1 4V 1974²
V-8/350 4.06x3.38 170@3800 275@2400 8.5:1 4V 1975-76
V-8/350 4.06x3.38 170@3800 275@2000 8.0:1 4V 1977
V-8/403 4.35x3.38 185@3600 320@2200 8.0:1 4V 1977
V-8/455 4.13x4.25 250@4000 -- 8.5:1 4V 1973
V-8/455 4.13x4.25 230@4000 -- 8.5:1 4V 1974
V-8/455 4.13x4.25 190@3400 350@2000 8.5:1 4V 1975-76

¹Some sources indicate that a 160-bhp version with two-barrel carburetor could be ordered.
²200 bhp with optional dual exhaust.

1973-77 Oldsmobile Cutlass: Models, Prices, Production

1973 Weight Price
Prod
(wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,786 3,137 35,578
coupe 3,713 3,049 22,022
Total base series


57,600
S (wb 112)
coupe 3,721 3,159
77,558
Supreme (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,808 3,395 26,099¹
coupe 3,694
3,324 219,857
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 2S
4,240 3,789 10,894
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 3S
4,290 3,902 13,531
Total Supreme
270,381
Total 1973 Cutlass
405,539²

1974

Weight

Price

Prod

(wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,924
3,868 25,718
coupe 3,868 3,793 16,063
Total base series
41,781
S (wb 112)
coupe 3,883 3,890 50,860
Supreme (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,969 4,142 12,525³
coupe 3,872 4,085 172,3604
Cruiser 4d wagon, 2S
4,369 4,289 3,437
Cruiser 4d wagon, 3S 4,406 4,402 3,101
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 2S
4,380 4,499 4,191
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 3S
4,417
4,612
7,013
Total Supreme
202,627
Total 1974 Cutlass
295,2685

1975 Weight Price
Prod
(wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,806 3,818 30,144
coupe 3,684 3,742 12,7976
Total base series
42,941
S (wb 112)
coupe 3,740 3,840 42,9217
Supreme (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,852
4,092
15,517
coupe 3,754 4,035 150,8748
Cruiser 4d wagon, 2S
4,376 4,665 4,490
Cruiser 4d wagon, 3S 4,413 4,778 3,739
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 2S
4,380 4,875 4,963
Vista-Cruiser
4d wagon, 3S 4,417 4,988 9,226
Total Supreme 188,809
Salon (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
4,008 4,713 5,810
coupe 3,915 4,641 39,050
Total Salon
44,860
Total 1975 Cutlass
319,531

1976 Weight Price
Prod
S (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,772 4,033 34,994
coupe 3,690
3,999
59,179
Total S
94,713
Supreme (wb 116; 2d 112)

4d sedan
3,812 4,415 37,112
coupe 3,718 4,291 186,647
Cruiser 4d wagon
4,298 4,923 13,964
Vista-Cruiser 4d wagon
4,304 5,041 20,560
Total Supreme 258,283
Supreme Brougham (wb 112)
coupe 3,750 4,580 91,312
Salon (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,949 4,965 7,921
coupe 3,829 4,890 48,440
Total Salon
56,361
Total 1976 Cutlass
500,129

1977 Weight Price Prod
S (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,690 4,387 42,923
coupe 3,608 4,351 70,1559
Total S
113,078
Supreme (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,438 4,734 37,929
coupe 3,638 4,670 242,874
Vista-Cruiser 4d wgn
4,255 5,243 40,654
Total Supreme
321,457
Supreme Brougham (wb 116; 2d 112)
4d sedan
3,764
5,033 16,738
coupe 3,656 4,969 124,712
Total Supreme Brougham
141,450
Salon (wb 112)
coupe 3,787 5,269 56,757
Total 1977 Cutlass
632,742

­ 1In­cludes an unknown number equipped with the Salon option package.
2Includes 10,137 Cutlass and Cutlass S coupes equip­ped with the 4-4-2 option package, and 1097 Cutlass S coupes equipped with the Hurst/Olds option package. 3In­cludes 6766 equipped with the Salon option package. 4In­cludes 31,207 equipped with the Salon option package. 5Includes 7204 Cutlass and Cutlass S coupes equipped with the 4-4-2 option package, and 1800 Cutlass S coupes equipped with the Hurst/Olds option package. 6Includes 212 equipped with the 4-4-2 option package. 7Includes 6015 equipped with the 4-4-2 option package. 8Includes 2536 equipped with the Hurst/Olds option package. 9Includes an unknown number equipped with the 4-4-2 option package. Sources: Encyclopedia of American Cars, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide®, Publications International, Ltd., 2002; Standard Catalog of Olds­mobile 1897-1997, by John Chevedden and Ron Kowalke, Krause Publications, 1997; The Cars of Olds­mobile, by Dennis Casteele, Crestline Pub­lishing, 1981; "1968-84 Hurst/Oldsmobile: Exec­utive Hot Rod." Collectible Automobile®, October 2000; "1964-87 Oldsmobile 4-4-2: 'Anti-Boredom Machine.'" Collectible Automobile®, February 1989.

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