1970 Oldsmobile 442
The word Cutlass is defined as a short curvy one-edged sword that
was used by sailors. The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme was the best
selling car in Olds history. With its clean lines and numerous
model offerings, it is clear to see why. The "4-4-2" name,
(pronounced "Four-four-two"), derives from the original car's
four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and dual
exhausts. Some maintain that the '2' indicated positive traction
rear differential. It was originally written "4-4-2"
For consignment, a 1970 442 that has lived a pampered life in the
form of being garage kept and covered during our consignor's and
the prior owners tenure. This Oldsmobile is equipped with the
essentials that make up a 442, a 4bbl carburetor, 4-speed
transmission, and dual exhaust. Couple that with a wonderful blue
paint job, ivory bucket seat interior and Super Stock II wheels and
we have a showstopper and a drag strip winner.
Straight steel side panels with coke bottle form, and dual bulged
hood with consistent gaps are all bathed in the deep end of the
pool Astro Blue Metallic. Up front a split grille is flanked by
dual headlights on either side and a large chrome bumper below. All
is nice and tight and in good alignment with no rust or fading on
chrome. White decal accenting stripes are seen on the hood as well
as a belt line spear which runs the gamut of the sides of this car.
The roofline slowly slopes gracefully to the trunk deck, where we
see more white striping to break up the sea of blue. As the trunk
rolls downward it greets a shiny rear bumper with 4 inset
taillights. Dual exhaust pipes peek out from underneath this
bumper. On all 4 corners we have 14-inch body matching light blue
Oldsmobile Super Stock II wheels all wrapped in raised white letter
BFG's. Very 70's, very muscular, and very nice.
Opening one of the doors we are greeted by pristine textured Ivory
vinyl horizontally stitched with nice chrome accents, window
cranks, and vinyl wood grain panels with black carpeting below.
Front buckets in high back form have buttoned and stitched front
and back bolsters with some curved smooth inserts, also in Ivory.
The rear bench is all vinyl and takes on the style of the buckets.
A look forward to the dash and a very clean one indeed, with black
color padded vinyl and curved metal to match, and plenty of wood
burl applique for this dash front. This includes the round gauge
cluster background and a strip below that houses the temp sliders
and Olds AM radio. The gauges are not of the rallye variety and
include 3 round pods for the speedometer, fuel gauge and warning
light combination, and a hash marked display. Factory air is also
optioned in. A rally steering wheel fronts the dash and we note
that this car is not equipped with a console, leaving a Hurst
shifter as the lone growth from the center hump. Clean black
carpeting in great shape floods the floors. The headliner looks
good and tight, and it has original lighting. A shout to the trunk
interior which is beautifully preserved and covered with a
greenish-gray vinyl trunk mat.
A 455 ci V8 which is circa 1968-1970, (casting number 396021F),
resides in the well restored engine bay. This mill, while correct
for the car, but cannot be verified as numbers matching. This huge
mill is bathed in turquoise blue hue and is topped with a 4bbl
carburetor and the correct non ram-air air cleaner assembly. Bolted
to the back is a circa 1973 Muncie M20 manual transmission which
sends power rearward to a 12-bolt 3.23 geared rear axle
Up on the lift we are greeted by a patina finished undercarriage. A
mix of black paint, factory undercoating and surface rust cover the
underside and the frame and flooring is strong and sturdy. Power
disk brakes are upfront and power drum brakes are in back.
Providing the ride is an independent coil sprung front suspension
that works with a 4 link and coil spring rear suspension. On for
the exhale are chrome headers that snake their way down from the
engine and work rearward, passing through Flowmaster mufflers, then
ending in chrome tips that protrude from the cut outs in the rear
bumper. Our consignor states that the correct exhaust manifolds are
included with the purchase.
A quick starter and excellent performer with the 455 cubes and a 4
barrel carburetor. A few frowns crept up on the drive, those being:
a non-functional horn, reverse lights that don't light up and a
slightly noisy throw out bearing for the clutch. Plenty of power,
good braking, and a comfy ride were all exhibited on our test track
and even with the frowns this is one serious gentleman's muscle
An extremely nice example from the year 1970. Cared for and
garaged, very clean car with a mere 66,307 miles but the title
shows the mileage as actual at 66,391. An interesting 70's Astro
Blue with Ivory inside and out, with all surfaces in very nice
condition. Also, the bulge hood and white accenting stripes really
make this car pop. Turn the key and start enjoying 1970 all over
87-2 Door Plainback Hardtop Coupe
M-Lansing, MI Assy Plant
147750-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 34487-1970 442 2 Door Plainback Hardtop Coupe
BDY LAN252045-Lansing Body #
TR 937-Ivory Vinyl Buckets
PNT 48A-Sherwood Green, White Top
10A-1st Week October Build
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.