Body ID - 1964
For 1964 GM made
huge changes to the A body platform. Chrysler with the Dodge Charger
and Plymouth Barracuda and Ford with the all new Mustang just around
the corner had Oldsmobile and the rest of GM looking for new ways
to keep up with the "Young" market. Larger cars with longer
wheel bases and bigger engines were just the ticket.
The F85 group was
now a intermediate. The base engine for F85 was the inline-6 with
the 290 HP 330-CI being the only engine option offered for '64 (for
mere $34). The 442 option B09 offered mid-year on the F85 was only
$136.Included was a 330 4bbl, 4 speed manual trans and dual exhaust,
plus front and rear oversized sway bars, heavy springs, heavy duty
cooling, and a unique to 442 dual snorkel air cleaner. The only
markings that visually clued people in to the fact were small "4-4-2"
scripts on the front fenders and right rear trunk lid corner. Authenticating
one is difficult so take caution before buying one.
1964 F85 Cutlass Convertible
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