REAL DEAL 442, BUILT 455, 61K ACT MILES, FRESH FRAME OFF RESTO, INCREDIBLE 442!!
You're looking at a real-deal code-44 1970 Oldsmobile 442 hardtop coupe that's been restored quite nicely, and in the process, been given some ultra-cool W-30 upgrades.
The Oldsmobile 442 is on a dual mission to provide performance and luxury, and this coupe seems to do it best. A frame off restoration in its factory-correct metallic silver, there was a true investment in a professional hand on this body. Now you get the pride of originality, and an amazing modern clearcoat shine when the sunlight hits the super-straight sheetmetal. Plus, the intricate black stripes do a great job of highlighting the aggressive look. Oldsmobile was one of the best at integrating bumper design into their overall style, and these chrome kings really give this A-body retains its unique identity. The rest of the trim looks just as good – especially on the Olds-specific Rallye wheels. This one continues to hit all the right notes with added W-30 badging, fiberglass force-air hood scoops, twist lock hood pins, and of course, the hallmark lightweight red inner fender wells.
The black interior is pure Oldsmobile. The handsome button-pattern buckets have to be this perfect because they attract so much attention. In between the buckets is the optional center console that's a very desirable option. Of course, as an Olds, there's plenty of burled walnut applique on the dash, door panels, and console. And, when the wood-like appearance is this good, it actually does a very nice job of adding character to the interior. Everyone benefits from features like the original AM radio and heat/defrost, but this is a true driver's car at heart. The four-spoke sports steering wheel should look familiar to any Olds fan, and beyond that is trio of round gauges, including a large speedo and an upgrade to a tach.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see – a 455 cubic-inch V8 within the red fenders. There has been a solid investment in engine bay during restoration so that it's an impressive time machine that looks like this car just left the Lansing factory. The 455 has just too many build specs to list so please call for details. Those great hood scoops feed the massive vacuum operated ram air intake, and below that is a four-barrel carburetor. The power makes a great rumble out of the dual exhaust (Yup...400+ cubic inches, four-barrel carb, and dual exhaust – it's a true '70 Olds 4-4-2.) The stout ATI built TH400 three-speed automatic connects to Moroso Brute Strength 12-bolt 3.42 rear end with Strange axles. Even with this power package, the dual luxury and performance nature of an Olds always shines through. After all, no matter how much power it's putting down, it still has all-day usability of an Oldsmobile. This comes from features such as power steering, front disc brakes, and the grip of BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Complete with the original build sheet, this is a fantastically restored classic has averaged less than 1,400 miles annually. So you're getting a great overall presentation of a desirable classic. And you know a deal like this will be leavening us soon. Call today!!!
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- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
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- Platinum Silver Metallic
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