WAPAKONETA — Dave and Linda Caton, of Wapakoneta, brought their 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350 to the Lima Auto Mall Charity Car Show in June. They have owned the car for one year.
“We have always liked Oldsmobiles, GTO’s and Pontiacs,” said Dave Caton. “We just happened to find this one.”
The Rallye 350 was introduced in February 1970, and production ran for just one year. Oldsmobile built 3,547 Rallye 350s. Dealers had a difficult time selling the wild-looking coupes due at least in part to the yellow bumpers. The only car color available was Sebring Yellow.
The sales brochure read, “Easy to buy, easy to drive,” even though it came in just one color.
Today the muscle car is easy on the eyes and appreciated by generations of folks from the ‘70s era.
The Catons enjoy cruising to Indian Lake in their car as well as taking it to car shows.
“It’s fun. This is our generation,” Caton said.