1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
1970 was the pinnacle of performance from Oldsmobile. In order to keep up in the horsepower arms-race, General Motors dropped the cap on engine size in 1970, and Oldsmobile responded by making the Olds 455 V8 the standard 4-4-2 engine. Output was 365 hp (272 kW) and 500 lb⋅ft (680 N⋅m).
The car runs drives and stops excellent . The top has new lift cylinders and is in good condition. The interior is also in good condition. The paint condition is good, but not show quality.
Pick of the Day is an Oldsmobile hardtop fastback coupe
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 an original-condition off-roader that had a role in the 2012 movie ‘Argo’
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