Oldsmobile 1957-1980 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

Presented by

oldsmobile toronado oldsmobile toronado

Oldsmobile 1957-1980

America’s oldest automotive brand was killed off in 2004, having not made a car of any significance in decades. However, the 1950s and ‘60s were amazing times for Olds, with some of the most spectacular models on the market. Locally we didn’t see many 1950s versions and the few that do pop up are expensive.

Look instead at the mid-1960s with 4-4-2 Hardtops and Cutlass 88s in the $25-40,000 price range.

Fans of brute performance will likely need to trek overseas and spend US$100K on a Hurst from the early 1970s.

For something with history in its favour and a distinctive shape, the front-wheel drive Toronado is appealing as well.

All Models 1957-61 $55,750 [6] 

All Models 1962-65 $29,215 [9]

Cutlass/Delta/Supreme 1966-73 $23,775 [9]

Cutlass Conv 1966-73 $37,800 [1] 

4-4-2 1966-73 $35,270 [7]

Toronado 1966-73 $30,625 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


Read next: Understanding our value guides

Search more:

Japanese Classic Car Value Guide home page

Classic Australian family cars Value Guide home page


Sell your car for free right here



Subscribe to Unique Cars Magazine and save up to 39%
Australia’s classic and muscle car bible. With stunning features, advice, market intelligence and hundreds of cars for sale.