1979 Olds Cutlass W30

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1979 Olds Cutlass W30

This actual W30 Olds Cutlass is in for the Schwartz treatment! This one-of-2,499 produced Cutlass will get our bolt-in G-Machine Chassis and a 532ci BBC engine built by LRB Performance. Late model G-Bodies have grown in popularity in the past several years with all kinds of mods, stay tuned for tuned for this G-Machine Chassis-equipped Pro-Touring G-Body!

Frame and Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine Chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Splined front & rear sway bars w/aluminum arms
  • Wilwood 13" 6-piston front, 12” 4-piston rear brake system


  • 800hp 532ci custom built engine by LRB Performance
  • March serpentine drive system
  • Aluminum valve covers
  • FAST EZ EFI system


  • 4L80e automatic transmission
  • TCI EZ-TCU transmission controller
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing & 31 spline axles
  • Currie 9” iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgline CF3C 19x9 front, 19x12 rear with Race Gold centers & Gloss Black outers
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires: 255/35/19 front, 345/30/19 rear

Paint, Body & Exterior

  • Minitubbed for 345 tire fitment
  • Metallic black w/metallic gold 2-tone, modernizing the original W30 tone


  • Recaro Expert M black leather seats

Other Features

  • Tanks Inc. fuel tank
  • Griffin radiator w/dual electric fans
  • American Autowire 15 circuit wiring harness
  • Optima YellowTop battery, trunk mount

Arrival the "Before" gallery

Chassis fabrication and fitment

Sheet metal fabrication

Assembly before paint

Bodywork & paint

Interior related

Final assembly