Prompted by the booming success of the 1964 Pontiac GTO, fellow GM brand Oldsmobile quickly created its own midsize performance car. Oldsmobile’s was based on the popular Cutlass model, dubbed the 442 for its combination of 4-barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission and dual exhaust. The 442 became available for Cutlass and F-85 models as […]
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.
In all likelihood, Carroll Shelby was inspired to fit American V8s in lightweight British sports cars from his experience with Allards, which he drove competitively in the early 1950s, a decade before his team rolled out the iconic Cobra. Sydney Allard, like Shelby, was a colorful racer and car builder, though in reserved British style […]
The most basic element for getting a feel for high performance or spirited driving is an arrive and drive autocross. Miles Ahead provides the cars, the course and instruction. As part of the Mini Challenge, the group puts participants in John Cooper Works Mini Coopers, “a pocket rocket,” according to Ted Woerner, and sends them […]