1970 Pro-Touring Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
Previously sold at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale for $165,000!
One of a kind! Absolutely gorgeous! No expense spared, no detail left behind. Only 404 miles on the entire build!
Rotisserie restoration. Two stage paint in Huntington Beach Blue Pearl with Pearl White stripes on the Ram Air hood (Chip Foose BASF Glasurite Paint.) Paint was wet sanded to 5,000 grit and buffed to a glass like finish.
National level show interior in white leather with grey inserts and carbon fiber accents. The interior was designed and built by Ridler Award winner Paul Atkins. The triple layer center console features rear waterfall and carbon fiber, a first for Atkins.
New white top also by Paul Atkins Interiors.
One-off BOZE Wheels with 442 center caps
Original his/hers Hurst shifter
Clarion marine sound system is mounted in the carbon fiber console.
New high tech touch screen ISIS system. This system operates 90% of this Oldsmobiles electronics by computer with no need for a fuse box.
Four bucket six-way power seats.
Custom designed dash with carbon fiber inserts and dash cluster.
Tilt steering wheel
Power 4-wheel disc brakes by SSBC
Vintage Air condition and heat
Power steering, power windows, power top and cell phone charger
Nardi leather wrapped steering wheel
The trunk features a carbon fiber insert with 442 emblem and stainless steel spears
The engine is a Mondello built 475cid stroker motor with Edelbrock aluminum heads ported to the Edelbrock polished aluminum Torker intake and 930cfm Holley carburetor
An MSD HEI ignition system keeps the candles lit.
Big core BeCooL aluminum radiator with Flex-Rite dual fans.
Jet coated headers and a custom built 2 1/2 inch exhaust system.
Polished billet accessories
Oldsmobile Ram Air system and real carbon fiber valve covers.
Turbo 400 transmission with Hughes high performance "Red" Alto clutches, Kevlar lined race band, filter, modulator, washers and bushings.
Currie 9" Ford posi rear end with 3.70 gears.
HydroTech braking system.
Mondello upper and lower tubular A-frames with QA1 adjustable coilover shocks and heavy duty adjustable sway bar.
A highly original 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 4-speed convertible, will hit the auction ring in January during Russo and Steele’s 16th annual Scottsdale sale.
Three decades ago, my collection of Oldsmobile performance cars graced the cover of several editions of Muscle Car Review magazine.
The Oldsmobile answer to the Musclecar craze that began in 1964, was the F-85/Cutlass “4-4-2” mid-sized model.
The Pick of the Day is a French mid-engine sports coupe powered by a turbo V6
Motorcycles in Las Vegas and collector cars in Denver and Portland up next for Mecum Auctions team
I was born into a car family and I wouldn’t want it any other way
He sees company’s collector car effort expanding across the country with several major, televised sales