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CC-374664

For Sale: 1965 Oldsmobile 442
in Granbury, Texas

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Description
 
1965 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 SPORTS COUPE. THIS SURVIVING, ORIGINAL, NUMBERS MATCHING 442 SPORTS COUPE IS "NOT" A RESURRECTED JUNK YARD QUEEN BUILT FROM SEVERAL CARS, NOR IS IT A RESTORATION OF A RUST BUCKET. I HAVE BEEN DOING BODY WORK FOR 45 YEARS NOW, AND AFTER GOING OVER THIS CAR FROM BUMPER TO BUMPER, IT APPEARS TO HAVE "ALL THE ORIGINAL FACTORY SHEET METAL WITH NO RUST REPAIRS WHAT SO EVER". QUARTER PANELS, INNER AND OUTER WHEEL HOUSES, INNER AND OUTER ROCKERS, ALL FLOOR PANELS, DOORS, FENDERS, DECK LID, HOOD, COWL, ETC. APPEAR ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED, EXCEPT FOR AN EXCELLENT BASECOAT/CLEARCOAT REPAINT THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTLY DONE WITH ALL TRIM REMOVED,IN THE ORIGINAL FACTORY TARGET RED WHICH WAS THE COLOR IT LEFT THE LANSING FACTORY WITH. TO MY KNOWLEDGE IT IS A "NUMBERS MATCHING" ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF A LANSING BUILT 1965 OLDSMOBILE 442. IT LEFT THE FACTORY AS A POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, FACTORY A/C CAR, AND IT REMAINS SO INCLUDING A WORKING R-12 A/C THAT STILL BLOWS "COLD AIR" THE DATA PLATE (SEE PHOTO) SHOWS IT WAS PRODUCED IN THE THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1965 AS A CUTLASS SPORTS COUPE AT THE LANSING MICHIGAN ASSEMBLY PLANT. THE DATA PLATE CONFIRMS IT WAS PRODUCED WITH A RED BUCKET SEAT INTERIOR (945B) AND A TARGET RED EXTERIOR COLOR (R-R). THE DATA ALSO IDENTIFIES THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT ORIGINALLY INSTALLED, AND REMAINING TO THIS DAY:
E- TINTED WINDSHIELD AND WINDOWS
S- POWER TRUNK RELEASE
K- FIREWLL PIERCING, CAR AIR
CONDITIONER
X- FLOOR MOUNTED AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
G- FLOOR BRACKETS AND CONSOLE/FLOOR
SHIFT AUTOMATIC FLOOR HOLE AND
CONSOLE
H- BODY MOULDINGS, BODY SIDE
V- W29 TRIM (ALL 442 MARKINGS AND
EQUIPMENT)
F- REMOTE OUTSIDE MIRROR
W- DULUX FRONT SEAT BELT WITH
RETRACTORS
THE ENGINE BLOCK IS CAST WITH THE ORIGINAL CASTING NUMBER OF 389298B WHICH WAS USED ON THE 442 ONLY , AND USED FOR THE 1965 YEAR ONLY. THE BLOCK IS ALSO CAST WITH A JULIEN DATE OF 347. OTHER CASTING NUMBERS: INTAKE MANIFOLD 384439, EXHAUST MANIFOLDS 389269, 389268, HEADS 383821 WITH AN "A" CAST IN BOTH. ALL ENGINE NUMBERS ARE FACTORY ORIGINAL NUMBERS USED ON THE 400 C.I. IN THE 442. EVEN THE WATER PUMP HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY PART NUMBER OF 383786, WHICH IS CORRECT FOR THE 400C.I. WITH FACTORY A/C OR SPECIAL COOLING. THE ORIGINAL ROCHESTER 4 JET AND ORIGINAL AIR CLEANER TOP OFF THE ENGINE. THE ORIGINAL ST300 "SWITCH PITCH" JETAWAY TRANSMISSION REMAINS INTACT, WITH THE CORRECT STAMPING OF 65NJ ON THE SERVO. THE CORRECT WORKING FACTORY "SWITCH" FOR THE "SWITCH PITCH" IS STILL ON THE THROTTLE LINKAGE. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE CORRECT 3.23 RATIO REAR GEAR WITH POSITRACTION. THE ENGINE IS SMOOTH AND TIGHT WITH NO SIGNS OF SMOKING WHAT SO EVER. THE ACCERATION OF A 60'S MUSCLE CAR IS QUITE APPARENT. TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY AND IS QUITE SNAPPY UNDER ACCERATION. THIS 442 STEERS AND HANDLES VERY GOOD AND TIGHT, AS THE FRONT END HAS BEEN REBUILT WITH ALL NEW BUSHINGS, BALL JOINTS, TIE ROD ENDS, IDLER ARM, AND RAG JOINT. BOTTOM END IS CLEAN AND DRY WITH NO OIL OR WATER LEAKS. INTERIOR HAS NEW UPHOLSTERY AND CARPET, WITH ALL REMAINING COMPONENTS ORIGINAL. PADDED DASH LOOKS BRIGHT AND NEW WITH NO CRACKS AT ALL. THE PAINT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO DOORS DINGS. THIS CAR SHOWS 97113 ORIGINAL MILES AND HAS EVIDENTLY SPENT ITS LIFE IN A DRY INDOOR CLIMATE. THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME FIND. AN ORIGINAL SURVIVOR IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION, AND EXCEPT FOR THE WHEELS AND TIRES IT IS AS IT WAS WHEN IT LEFT LANSING 47 YEARS AGO. SOME TRADES CONSIDERED. INSPECTIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. I AM AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$35,000
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
GRANBURY, TX
Zip
76049
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
SPORTS COUPE 442

Odometer Reading
97113

Year
1965

VIN
338275M245223

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
TARGET RED

Restoration History
Unrestored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
RED

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations







Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
400 C.I.

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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