1979 Olds Cutlass Calais questions

BlueCalais79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jul 3, 2021
23
3
I can assume then, you have the Carmine red lochland velour interior with the reclining bucket seats. It was about 3 years before I found out my bucket seats reclined, always wondered what that button did!

My 79 Calais was pretty basic when I bought it from the original owner back in 1984. Since I've owned it I've made these upgrades: pulse wipers, analog clock, wastepaper basket, 200r4 transmission, 3:08 posi rear axle, AM/FM Stereo Cassette, Corporate (Delco) CB add on unit, tilt steering wheel column, power trunk release. I was thinking about installing a front fender power antenna but after the problems I've been having with the one(s) I've installed in my 79 Hurst Olds, fuggedaboudit. I'll settle for the Tune Trapper antenna I have hidden in the A pillar which replaces the window glass antenna
 

BlueCalais79

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jul 3, 2021
23
3
Left Lane, Are you bringing your 79 H/O to the New England show today, I's sure like to see it. I'll have my 79 Blue Calais, be sure to stop by. I will be show only, this car has already won a first at that show some years ago, so once that happens I retire it from judging.
 

hangar401

Greasemonkey
Supporting Member
Oct 3, 2019
119
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As I've posted about before, my first car in 1984 was a 79 Calais w T-tops, and earlier this year I bought another with the intention of making it what I always wanted the original to be. While I'm waiting my turn for parts and my mechanic's time, I'm just curious if any of the knowledgeable historians here know something I don't. The vast majority of 79 Cutlasses I have ever seen had the side stripes, however BOTH of my Calais cars did not. My first one was brown and had a camel 1/2 vinyl top and side moldings, but no stripes. My latest is dark carmine metallic, and has neither a vinyl top or side moldings, and no stripes. Were stripes and molding std, and "stripe delete" and "molding delete" chosen on my current car, or were stripes and molding options in 1979 that apparently 99% of all Cutlasses came with?
My 79 came with them
 

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