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For Sale: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in Mesa, Arizona


Vehicle Description

This 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible represents a drop-top legend with 126,000 believed original miles. And it won't take you long to discover that this one has all the features on your dream list, including its big numbers-matching V8, four-on-the-floor, cold-blowing A/C, and an awesome color combo it has had since day one. That's why you can understand the big restoration investments made to make sure that this muscle car icon remains stunning.

The stats on this one will make you weak in the knees. So you just know it was treated as something special a lot sooner than the other muscle cars out there. After all, this is the ideal car and ideal year for a very speedy era, and they made less than 460 examples of the desirable four-speed drop-tops. That's why even with such little use, this one was given a comprehensive restoration from 2013-2015 and less than 5k miles have been put on it since. They invested big in the paint ($9,500) and so that means the factory-correct Ebony Black really does have the slick and dark appearance this muscle car deserves. There's a great luster that loves to highlight the design elements that make this Olds feel premium, like the artful line that flows from the headlight through the doors. Plus, they knew how to make bumpers that really integrate into the design, and today, those chrome kings shine like mirrors. The 442 also has aggression in the details with the dual large hood scoops, twist locks on the hood, flared fenders, Super Stock wheels, and large dual exhaust tips in the correctly notched bumper. But this car isn't all dark side. There's a sophisticated tone with the full white stripe package on the hood and running the full profile. It might seem like these serve to highlight sporty parts of the car, but when you see that it also coordinates with the white convertible top, the overall feeling is fast with class.

If you like the black and white style of the exterior, then you're going to love the similar look inside. The Ivory interior was one of the best choices for a convertible, because it has the look of a creamy white that also has a hint of pearlescent glow in the sunshine. So it's absolutely distinctive, especially on such a well-presented example like this. It makes for a very vintage and premium atmosphere further heightened by all the premium walnut-like trim. This also gives you the best of what you want for classic features, like the AM/FM stereo with bluetooth, power convertible top, and cold-blowing factory air conditioning. And you'll feel the quality in the details, like the glass back window and pliable window rubber. But a 442 is also about being a true driver's car. That's why you have terrific options like the center console with Hurst floor shifter, Oldsmobile's N34 sports steering wheel mounted on a tilt column, and full round gauge package with desirable tic-toc-tach.

The engine of the 442 is so important that they made sure it was ready to be on display. You'll love the detailed look on everything from the bright blue block to the correct decals. And the reason to really showcase this motor is because it's the numbers-matching unit, and this big 455 cubic-inch V8 had $10k invested during the restoration in a proper rebuild. So you get the best of both worlds where an original heart is also rebuilt to be strong. The outside air intake (OAI) that seals to the hood feeds fresh air to the Rochester four-barrel carburetor. The big V8 turns this all into a mighty roar out of the dual exhaust. Out on the road, the numbers-matching M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the power and thunder of this V8. Plus, the 442 had the FE2 sports suspension, there are boxed rear trailing arms w/sway bar, and an upgraded W27 aluminum diff cover. Add in power steering, power brakes, and front discs, and soon you realize that your fortitude will be the only barrier to adding to the ultra-low odometer.

An important car like this also comes with good paperwork, including the owner's manual, build receipts, maintenance records, and a partial buildsheet. This 442 convertible has the rarity, investments, and pedigree that makes it perfect for those who demand a cut-above. So if you're looking for true muscle car distinction, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Oldsmobile 442
  • Listing ID:CC-1461339
  • Price:$114,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:442
  • Exterior Color:Ebony Black
  • Interior Color:Ivory
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:26250
  • Stock Number:1842-PHX
  • VIN:344670E177800