A real-deal 1966 Oldsmobile 442 hardtop dressed in red makes for a
great muscle car look. As you dig deeper, you're going to see a
great vintage style, right down to the numbers-matching
four-on-the-floor transmission. But you'll also spot some nice
upgrades, like the triple-deuce on top of the legendary big V8.
The 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass is already a great looking car. The
extra wide headlights and stacked taillights gave these a mature
appearance that let them own the road. But this straight-laced
classic coupe has a serious wild streak thanks to its 442
packaging. The Holiday hardtop body, Super Stock wheels w/redline
tires, and all the correct tri-color 442 badging was the ultimate
statement of cool. And the upgrade to red later in life was the
right call. It's a professional application that respects the
upscale trim, and at the same time, it gives this muscle car the
Inside, the premium black bucket seat interior instantly reminds
you of the 442's dual performance and luxury goal. The intricate
design and trim on the seats and door panels are the kind of things
Olds fans really look for at the car shows. The center console is
one of those features that not only adds comfort, but also is an
instant prestige symbol, too. The dashboard is one of those great
exercises in driver dominance. The big chrome panel houses
everything, including the AM radio that's still on display. But
while you'll enjoy the vintage look, you'll also love how much this
is a driver's machine. The big round gauges have the right
supplemental pieces, including upgraded readouts for the oil
pressure and water temp as well as a cool Olds vacuum meter on the
center console. Plus, the side mounted tach is a correct 1966
factory feature that's particularly handy to have with the
We all love the look of the Oldsmobile golden motor under the hood.
And you'll love being about to tell people that this is a rare
era-correct 442-specific 400 cubic-inch block. While that is the
kind of history we love in a muscle car, this era is all about
power. So it's awesome to see it upgraded with the best from its
era at GM with a triple set of Rochester dual-barrel carburetors.
This monster motor fires up nicely, and it makes a great sound out
of the dual exhaust. The numbers-matching four-speed manual
transmission gives you full control over the full power and speedy
soundtrack. Plus, you have a limited-slip rear end, boxed rear
arms, and sway bars front & rear to give you the right driver
confidence in this 442.
The sale comes complete with some of the previous registrations
when this was a California coupe. And this SoCal style just seems
to fit with this Oldsmobile's triple-deuce attitude. It all makes
for a very cool total package worthy of the 442 legacy. Call
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