This car is a spectacularly careful recreation of one of the iconic
muscle cars of the 1960s, the Oldsmobile 442.
A total nut and bolt, frame off restoration was completed just five years ago. Since that total rebuild this car has only been driven some 250 miles.
It was a total rebuild since the owner replaced the frame with a new power coated frame. At the same time the engine was totally redone with a Ram Rod 350 intake added to the 350 cu. in. engine which had been brought up to 442 specification with new carb, headers and camshaft. The transmission is a floor mounted automatic.
This car comes with power brakes, power steering, power top and air conditioning.
In addition to mechanical upgrades this restoration included a new dashboard, new fabric on the seats and floor and a new white convertible top. Dual 442 style air ducts were added under the front bumper of the car. The wheel wells are red composite which was part of the W-30 package.
It is painted a deep blue known as Nocturne Blue and the bodywork including the chrome is in remarkable condition. The interior is white with bucket seats in front.
This car was originally a Cutlass S model and rebadged as a 442 much as the original 4-4-2 was created from the Cutlass model in 1964 by Olds to compete with the highly successful Pontiac GTO. At that time the car was also brought up mechanically to 442 specifications.
Unbelievably clean this Olds 442 is a real beauty and an excellent opportunity to own a real muscle car.
This is the 24th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
The Pick of the Day has been restored to factory condition, the seller says
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 nice-looking Chevy compact with a small-block V8
Hopefully, the fifth owner will keep and drive this GT after it crosses the auction block on May 18
Sport coupe running risk of being outpaced by rivals’ more affordable and advanced models