This 1970 Oldsmobile 442 represents a compelling opportunity - the
chance to own a high coveted early '70s muscle car sporting a great
color combination and a numbers-matching, big block powerplant
still sitting in the engine bay. Even better, it comes with the
factory build sheet and original warranty card to document its
start of service and to serve as testimony to its originality.
Dressed out in correct code 53 Nugget Gold Metallic that's accented by a pair of broad black stripes down the hood, this 442 cuts an imposing figure. Oldsmobile gave it a fairly substantial restyling this very year that included a revamped front face with prominent vertical bars in its grille and recessed parking lights in its front bumper - and the changes met with strong praise, with the Indianapolis 500 granting it pace car honors and Motor Trend giving it high marks for its new appearance. This particular 442 is a fine representative of all that handiwork, with even paint that's carrying a great clear coat on top, straight trim, clear glass and sharp badging that includes a prominent 442 emblem on its nose, and clean bumpers both fore and aft. It's a well-fitted car, with flush panels and even gaps that allow its doors and hood to open and close smoothly.
The wide-backed bucket seats up front are comfortable and still in good condition, and they straddle a lockable center console that positions the low-profile shifter with convenient reach, provides welcome additional storage and offers a great place to rest an elbow on while cruising. Just in front of the stock Oldsmobile steering wheel lies a great looking dash area, with a burl-patterned finish and original gauges residing inside that remain easily readable. The factory air conditioning is in great form, so you and your occupants can stay nice and comfortable as you log the miles. The original AM radio sits in the center of the dash for an era-appropriate look, but open the glove box door and you'll find a Pioneer AM/FM/CD player to provide your audio options, powered by an amp that shares space with a subwoofer enclosed inside a cabinet in the trunk. Owing to the 442's generous proportions, the trunk area still has plenty of room left over for you and your passengers to stow luggage.
Prompted in large part by their competition raising the bar ever higher on performance, Oldsmobile got pretty serious about their big block's power output in 1970. They made the very engine residing in this 442's engine bay - a 455 cubic inch V8 - their standard bearer and it didn't disappoint, churning out a full 365 horsepower and a massive 500 lb./ft. of torque. The 455 is in good form, starting right up, running strong and sounding great as it exhales out its factory headers, so needless to say, mash down on the accelerator and you WILL find yourself pinned to your seat. It's paired with a 3-speed M40 automatic transmission well-regarded for its dependability in high power applications, such as the one this Olds presents. To up the ante on worry-free motoring, an aluminum radiator has been added in front to keep temperatures in check. Combine the smooth-running engine with both power steering and power brakes and you have yourself a muscle car that's well suited for frequent driving. This high-powered classic sits on a set of 14" stock Oldsmobile wheels, carrying BF Goodrich T/A radials.
If you're looking for a true muscle car standard bearer to put in your garage, you have to check out this 1970 Oldsmobile 442. Call today!