A packet of extensive receipts follows the car, it was the recipient of a 3 year restoration and the builder sold the car in 2014, The car was sold to Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson auctions. The vehicle did not run through one of his auctions but in fact was hand selected for his personal collection. If you Google Craig’s cars he has accumulated some of the finest Muscle Cars in the hobby and cherry picks only the absolute Very Best. This Viking Blue 442 is arguably the finest on the market !!! The car was then sold to the Chairman of a local Concours d’Elegance of who also hand picks only the finest cars. His show is in the top tier of the finest Automotive Venue the country. He travels great lengths hand selecting cars for his events and knows quality when he see it, honing in on this particular 442 amongst his abundant of choices gives credit the vehicle as one of the great ones. Under the careful consideration of both these two affluent collectors this 1971 Oldsmobile 442 sets itself apart from the pact for its quality and perfection. Cal us at 619-515-2130 or 619-451-2130 to discuss the possibilities of owning this amazing vehicle.
Fully restored to exact factory specifications, this features multiple options including the functional outside air-induction W25 hood and the two ultra-rare option combinations of factory air conditioning and 4-speed transmission. With a 455/340hp engine, this rare car is one of only 1,304 442 convertibles built in 1971. Only 183 had 4-speed Muncie transmission and even fewer with air conditioning. The unique 44 is disclosed in the VIN, proof positive of its authenticity. The letter "M" is also notable as it represents the Lansing, MI plant where the car was assembled and the only plant to build 442s also indicated on the Trim Tag. It retains its matching-numbers engine with factory-correct intake manifold and carburetor, thermostat housing, water pump, Delco alternator, power brake booster and master cylinder, A6 air conditioning compressor, fully restored factory air conditioning evaporator, and HD Harrison radiator. All that power and torque is put to work by a correct 4-speed and posi-traction 3:42 performance gear rear axle. Trumpet exhaust tips emerge from the unmistakable 442 cutout rear bumper. It has been treated to a no-expense-spared meticulous and comprehensive frame-off rotisserie nut-and-bolt restoration to the highest degree, evidenced by its gorgeous finish and laser-straight body finished in the original GM color, of Viking Blue over white. Everything on this 442 is like new and completely rebuilt. Significant options including power steering, power disc brakes, power top, AM/FM stereo, super stock wheels, wide ovals, bucket seats, console, tilt wheel, hood, deck and side stripes, sport mirrors with remote driver's mirror, sport steering wheel, tinted glass, Rally Pac gauges and Tic-Toc-Tach.
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 […]
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