1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible 496 C.I., TH400 auto trans with
Hurst Dual Gate shifter. Power steering. Power brakes with disc's
in front. A/C car (not currently hooked up) True 442, VIN
verifiable with 344 VIN. Lansing, Michigan built car. Arizona and
California car its whole life. I am owner #5, although owner #2 was
very brief. Originally purchased in AZ. Moved to Cali in late 70's
or early 80's. Owner #4 purchased in 2004 and moved to AZ in 2009.
I purchase in 2011. Service and upgrade documentation book all the
way back to 1983. Top replaced by PO with high quality vinyl and
real back glass, not plastic. Original bucket seat interior. Engine
replaced in 1993. Original aspen green car, repainted in 1994 with
Cadillac's Basil Firemist Green. Rare and beautiful color. (Hard to
capture pearlescent beauty in pictures) Paint still looks amazing
nearly 30 years later, with only a few minor flaws acquired in that
time. 455 big block is now 496 cubic inches. Engine and drive train
specs detailed below. From the sound of the big Olds engine,
beautiful color, and being a convertible classic, this car turns
heads everywhere. On the 1 to 5 car scale, this one rates as a
3+/2-. Best description would likely be restomod, as the car is not
being represented as 100% original. Tasteful improvements and
upgrades have been performed, and are stated below. Bored and
stroked to 496 c.i. using Eagle balanced rotating assembly. Machine
work performed by Duffee Motorsports Torque plate used to bore and
hone cylinders Mahle pistons with custom grind rings Full hydraulic
roller setup (lifters/rockers/cam) Oil return at front of block
clearanced for better return. HV oil pump Custom length oil
restricted push rods Olds C heads with oversized intake and exhaust
valves, and port matched intake ports. Edlebrock RPM Air Gap Intake
Machined to match heads and block fitment. Dick Miller Racing Main
Girdle ARP main studs and head studs Crank machined for pilot
bearing at time of assembly.
1970 Oldsmobile 442
Exterior Color:Basil Firemist Green
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