1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX LS7

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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass SX LS7

View this car in the September 2009 issue of Popular Hot Rodding HERE

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G Machine bolt-in full length frame
  • QA1 single-adjustable coilovers
  • 14" cross-drilled rotors, 6S 6-piston Baer calipers front and rear\


  • Schwartz Performance 455 cubic-inch, 601hp stroker LS7 w/dry sump system
  • Custom hydraulic roller camshaft, .610" lift, 232/242 @ .050"
  • Schwartz Performance "Old-School" look LSx package with custom throttle body adapter and GMPP carbureted intake manifold, custom machined for multi-port fuel injection
  • Custom air cleaner base for original-style air cleaner
  • Billet serpentine drive system with power steering and A/C
  • Cooled by an aluminum BeCool radiator with dual fans & custom shroud


  • Tremec T56 by D&D Performance
  • Custom driveshaft
  • Winters 9" aluminum center housing w/full-floating hubs & axles
  • Moser 9" aluminum center section with Detroit TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gear


  • Schwartz 1 7/8" stainless steel headers
  • Custom 3" stainless steel exhaust system, quad SLP Loudmouth mufflers

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline SP3P wheels with custom colored center & polished lip
  • 18x9 front, wrapped with 255/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sports
  • 19x12.5 rear, wrapped with 345/30/19 Michelin Pilot Sports

Paint & Body

  • Mini-tubbed rear wheel wells by Schwartz Performance
  • Barrio Gold and stripes by Sudden Impact Collision
  • Fiberglass 4-4-2 hood

Other Features

  • Vintage Air air conditioning system
  • Leather Recaro seats, headed w/memory
  • Rick's Tanks custom stainless steel fuel tank with internal EFI pump
  • HID headlight conversion