General Motors took the hint when it delivered the 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2. Shuffling onto the burgeoning performance scene in mid-1964 with a “police package” that could be ordered on a four-door sedan was no recipe for muscle car success. Indeed, fewer than 3,000 buyers bought the original Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Refining its strategy for ’65, Oldsmobile made the 4-4-2 a $190 option on the F-85 pillared coupe and a $156 extra on the Cutlass coupe, two-door hardtop, and convertible. The 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 had arrived. Styling of these midsize models was updated, with the 4-4-2 distinguished by chrome bodyside tines.