Fire Red
Ivory
455 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Correct 455 cubic inch Rocket V8
  • Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct 12-bolt rear axle
  • Correct Heavy Duty Suspension
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels
  • Correct Fire Red paint
  • Correct Ivory vinyl interior / Factory air conditioning
  • Authentic 442

SUMMARY

* Authentic 442
* Correct 455 cubic inch Rocket V8
* Correct Ivory vinyl interior / Factory air conditioning
* Correct Fire Red paint
* Correct 12-bolt rear axle
* Correct Heavy Duty Suspension
* Borg Warner T-10 4-speed manual transmission
* 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels
* Factory power steering
* Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes

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So, you're looking for some hot GM muscle that you can enjoy and build a little equity in. Your first thought is to click through our inventory of second generation Chevelles but, restoration-fresh Super Sports easily breach six figures. Then, your mind migrates to team Chevelle's flamboyant cousin: The Pontiac GTO. Problem is, the second generation GTO, with all its stripes and bolt-ons, is just a tad over-the-top. Frustrated, you think: “there's always Buick, but good luck finding a good one”. And then you remember the humble outfit known as Oldsmobile. GM's technology division definitely created some of the nastiest stoplight warriors ever unleashed on American roads. And this fully restored 442 is a prime example of their 'bar brawler in a tuxedo' philosophy. Featuring a 455 cubic inch Rocket V8, a tough 4-speed transmission and flashy looks that swap '70s glam for middle-of-the-road sophistication, it's a car that's nice enough to covet but not so pristine you'll be afraid to hit the road. If you're in the market for a great alternative to GM's traditional stars, there are few cooler cars than this sweet Oldsmobile hardtop!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled in Lansing, Michigan during the fourth week of October, 1969, this awesome Oldsmobile is an impeccably restored classic that, according to its previous owner, still features all-original sheetmetal. During an extensive, ground-up restoration, that solid profile was decked in correct Fire Red base, trimmed with classy stripes and sealed in glossy clear. And roughly 700 miles later, the car rolls as one razor-sharp coupe that mixes minimalist looks with a no-nonsense demeanor.

Like all second generation A-bodies, the 442 continued to get better year after year. The car's clean, boxy lines were no doubt a play on its parent division's engineering leadership within the GM hierarchy, and the resulting design continues to weather exceptionally well. At the front of this coupe, a 442-specific grille centers monochromatic “442” lettering between stainless-trimmed headlights and a bright chrome bumper that's finished with clear parking lamps. At the top of that grille, a fiberglass ram air hood leads the eye to a chip-free greenhouse that's framed in straight stainless trim. At the sides of that hood, traditional GM handles and color-keyed sport mirrors perfectly complement clean marker lamps, dent-free wheel rings and slick “442” fender emblems. And at the back of the car, a smooth decklid hangs more monochromatic “442” lettering above a second chrome bumper, silver-trimmed taillights and correct, trumpeted exhaust tips.

ENGINE

It's not immediately apparent why this Olds' body carries so much sizzle; that is, until you see what's under its hood. Twist the locks, fling the resin and you'll find 455 cubic inches of Rocket V8 that's branded with a correct 396021F casting number. Stomp the throttle and a restored Quadrajet 4-barrel mixes juice from leak-free fuel lines with a steady stream of wind that's supplied by a cowl-fed air cleaner. At the base of that carb, a cast iron intake frames a traditional points distributor and proven Packard TV R Suppression Cables, which snake around correct “E” heads and stamped and painted valve covers. Below those covers, freshly restored exhaust manifolds shoot charred dinosaurs in to big, true-dual pipes. Mechanically, the stout mill is all day reliable, spinning 500 lb./ft. of rock-crushing torque from one of the largest and most powerful valvetrains ever created. Aesthetically, familiar plastic fenders and Metallic Blue block skin look fantastic against the car's bright body. There's a roster of high quality ancillaries that includes hardware for factory air conditioning. And the entire set up flat out rocks, from its vintage screw clamps to its color-keyed intake springs!

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

The bottom of this awesome 442 is completely solid, showing no signs of undue wear or question-inducing battle scars. The aforementioned Rocket 455 fronts a tough Borg Warner 4-speed, which twists power to a correct, 12-bolt axle and highway-friendly gears. That smooth driveline hangs in a familiar Heavy Duty Suspension, which, along with the car's chassis, was carefully restored during the ground-up reboot. Solid stops are provided by rebuilt power front disc and rear drum brakes. Turns come courtesy of factory power steering. At the center of the car, a fresh exhaust system funnels spent gases through welded, dual-chamber mufflers. And everything rolls on chrome Magnum 500s, which spin 245/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around rocket-branded center caps.

INTERIOR

Inside this impressive coupe, you'll find a correct Ivory interior that's both comfortable and appealing. At the center of the car, stainless-trimmed seats ride on fresh carpet that's protected by 442 floor mats. At the sides of those seats, clean door panels center familiar GM armrests in bright chrome handles, straight stainless trim and fresh wood applique. A wood-trimmed dash hangs basic telemetry above an upgraded radio and factory air conditioning. At the base of that dash, a slim boot frames a broad Hurst shifter. In front of the driver, a Sport Steering Wheel laps a bright rocket emblem. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk anchors a full-size spare tire between correct decals and a fresh mat.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORIES

* An extra trunk mat

Tired of the same old Chevelles and GTOs you can find anywhere, anytime? Then take a close look at this killer 442! Fully sorted and highly correct, it's a super cool muscle car that's poised to gain value by the year. Whether you're an emphatic Oldsmobile collector, or a serious muscle car fan who wants something that's a little different, this exclusive A-Body is the perfect choice!

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