For Sale: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

One of the highest optioned 442s! About 35 options, some I've never heard of. #s match and heavily documented. Ground up restored to factory specs. It looks and functions like a new car.
Documentation- 2 build sheets, order form, pre-delivery check list, invoice, window sticker, protect-o-plate, glovebox pouch, manuals etc. It also has complete owner history. It was bought new for a 16 year old girl, we have a letter from talking about the car.

EXTERIOR: Outstanding fit and finish, better than new. Every inch is laser straight, panels fit precisely. No rust or damage. It has 1970 only sport mirrors and inside hood lock. Gorgeous factory Twilight Blue metallic without a vinyl top. It is laid out evenly and polished like glass. Jambs are detailed. Really, this paint is amazing. Correctly painted on silver stripes match the wheels. The bumpers fit really well and are rechromed. Emblems are new. Stainless is all straight and polished. Rare optional chrome on top of the doors. Grills, lenses, weatherstrips are all excellent. Windshield was replaced. Restored wheels. Reproduction Wide Oval tires still have the nubs on the tread. Extremely rare Night Watch headlights, they stay on for one minute after the car is shut off.

INTERIOR: Excellent throughout, unabused. Full of options too and they all seem to be functioning. Of course the upholstery, door panels, headliner and carpet looks like new. The knobs, switches and trim all look new too. It has power windows, locks and seat. It even has power seat back release. In between the bucket seats is a mint console with the Hurst dual gate shifter. On the floor is a set of reproduction floor mats and mint set of deluxe seatbelts. On the tilt column is cruise control and a sport wheel. The dash area is mint. It has optional clock and speed minder. It also has an Am-Fm stereo and 8-track player. Correct mesh rear speaker tray with window defogger. It even has the Oldsmobile vanity mirror. Lamp group includes a light on the mirror and glovebox light.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Vin # match Rocket 455-365 hp motor. It is restored to concourse condition. Detailed down to the stickers, Delco battery topper, spring clamp cables, GM clamps and hoses. Every component is restored. Complete down to the radiator flaps, hood insulation, heat riser tube etc. Correct open face alternator, washers are hooked up. Features include factory air conditioning, power steering and brakes, under hood light. The air blows cold.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Restored like new. Complete with restored jack assembly, lug wrench and a spare. Optional rubber Olds mat over a new correct gray felt mat. Excellent metal with a neatly applied spatter paint with a clear coat. Under the trunk lid and jamb paint is as nice as the car. Weatherstrip and decals were replaced. Optional trunk light and power trunk release.

UNDERSIDE: Under this car is very proper and tidy. The floors appear to be 100% rust free original metal. It has the ride and handling package which includes sway bars and boxed rear control arms. It also has heavy duty springs and a rare dealer installed Jac Pac Delco air shock system. Suspension and steering were rebuilt. Correct type dual exhaust with the trumpet tips going through the bumper. The fuel system has been replaced including the tank. Disc brakes in front, the e-brake assembly is hooked up. Looking up at the motor it is very clean. Original Turbo 400 automatic transmission with its 1970 tag still riveted to the side. The driveshaft was restored. In back is a 12 bolt posi with 3.08 gears and the W-25 finned aluminum cover.

I love this car. I've been doing this my whole life and I'm going to tell you this one is exceptional. Fit, finish and function is awesome. Everything I tried works down to the night watch lights, seatback release, 8-track player, light on the mirror and on and on. The list of options, amount of documentation really sets this 442 apart from the others. The factory colors are highly desirable. I even love how the car sounds, deep and lopey. This could be in the world's best collection or in your garage. Whoever gets it will not be disappointed.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year membership.

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Air conditioning
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Cruise control
Power seat
Power windows
Power locks
Power trunk
Power seat release
Night watch lights
Am-Fm stereo
8-track player
Speed minder
Speed minder
Tilt sport wheel
Rear defogger
Bucket seats
Hurst dual gate shifter
Reproduction floormats
Inside hood lock
Lamp group
Vanity mirror
Auxiliary trunk mat
Sport mirrors
Super Stock wheels
Wide Oval tires
Door top chrome
Ride & handling
3.08 posi
W-25 Rear end cover
Delco Air shocks
H.D. cooling
Trailer wiring

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Oldsmobile 442
  • Listing ID: CC-1639118
  • Price: $89,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:442
  • Exterior Color:Twilight Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20529
  • VIN:344870
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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