CODE 5VY 442 DROPTOP, RECENTLY REBUILT 400 V8, 4-SPEED, POWER TOP, FLOWMASTERS!
This 1967 Oldsmobile 442 convertible is one heck of a good-looking car. It's hard to believe that the restoration is nearly 20 years old, but that anthracite paint combined with the red pinstripe still looks awesome today. With a freshly rebuilt 400 and a classic black interior, this is a car that looks right no matter where you go.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible was already a great-looking car, and the 442 package doesn't change that one bit. There's no mistaking the Olds front end and the elegant, restrained look of the rest of the car suits the brand's upscale image perfectly. This particular 442 hails from long-term ownership and after a restoration about 20 years ago, it has been nicely maintained so it still looks awesome. Check out how straight the bodywork is, the clean gaps, and the bright shine on the charcoal gray paint, all of which make this car seem far more expensive than it is. There are a few flaws, including a mark at the base of the A-pillar on the driver's side, but few other cars this age look this good. A big part of that is the chrome and stainless trim, which was surely restored at the same time yet still sparkles like new and offers a bright contrast to the dark gray paint. Proper 442 badges were installed wherever necessary, adding authenticity without distracti9ng from the overall look.
A big part of the 442 formula was a 4-speed gearbox (that's ostensibly what the second '4' is for), and it's planted between a set of black bucket seats that are in excellent condition. The original-looking seat covers are probably replacements, but things like the door panels, back seat, and the console are original, so it has a wonderful all-of-a-piece feel that is neither too old nor too fresh. Big, round gauges fill the instrument panel ahead of the driver and they, too, are in original condition with crisp markings seeming to hover over the needles spinning behind them. The factory AM radio is still over there in the middle of the dash, right below the controls for the power convertible top, which folds neatly into the well with the touch of a button. The trunk is also outfitted with a correct mat and what might very well be the original spare tire with cover.
The 400 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8 was rebuilt about 4000 miles ago and looks awesome. Wearing a colorful 442 decal on the open-element air cleaner, the gold engine fills the engine bay and looks the part of a muscle car powerplant. Famous for torque production, the big Olds remains luxury-car friendly, with a smooth idle and enough grunt to get the big convertible moving without seeming to work very hard. Other new components include the starter, exhaust manifolds, and radiator, and power steering is always a welcome option in a full-sized car. The engine is backed by a 4-speed manual, which is always cool in an Oldsmobile, and a set of Flowmaster mufflers give it a fantastic soundtrack that's very unique. It's mostly original underneath, but that's OK because this car has led an easy life, and those flashy American Racing aluminum wheels and fat 225/50/15 Goodyear radials give it just the right bit of attitude.
Beautiful to look at and a joy to drive, this cool Olds combines the best aspects of a restored car with the feel of a survivor, making it a very appealing package. Call now!
- Power Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- AM Radio
- Power Steering
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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