The 1967 Oldsmobile 442 convertible was everything you could want. It's big block power wrapped in premium package, and it only gets better when it has been cared for so well as this fully restored example. This is also quite a rare piece of 60's muscle as only 3,080 442 convertibles were produced in 1967, and around a third of those had a four-speed.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible was already a great-looking car, and the 442 package added a touch of aggression to its straight-laced style. In fact, this one does it exactly right by adding the chrome Troq Thrust wheels and seriously shiny red paintwork so that everyone know this is classic to keep their eyes on. But beyond the flash appearance is some real substance. For starters, that paint you love so much is the car's factory-correct Spanish Red. The rich luster you can see today is part of a full frame-off restoration performed within the last five years. That's why the body panels have such an excellent fit, all the proper tri-color 442 badges are in place, and all the chrome is so bright and pristine.
Open the door, and you'll instantly remember what premium looked like in the late 60s. The parchment vinyl interior is pristine, which is nice because it's tough to retain the correct intricate stitching on the door panels and the bucket seats. This one has black carpets so you don't have to worry about taking off your shoes before getting inside. The dashboard is one of those great exercises in driver dominance. The big chrome panel houses everything including the heat/defrost controls, power folding top switch, and original style AM radio – all with enough space to give them each their own zip code. The driver gets a grippy three-spoke steering wheel that's both wafer-thin and sturdy as steel. Beyond that are big, round gauges filling the instrument panel. But it's the center console you'll love the most. That's where the special Hurst shifter and the factory tach are housed. There's even a full set of auxiliary gauges to remind you how special the motor is and a modern AM/FM CD player neatly tucked away inside the glovebox.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see. This 442 has a monster period correct 455. The engine bay is impressive with its chrome air cleaner and valve covers that compete for shine against the correct golden block. On top of that is an Edelbrock intake and four-barrel carburetor. The power makes a great rumble as it exits out of the dual exhaust . But real 442 fans know part of the original legend includes a the four-speed manual, and so this one has that. As usual with an Oldsmobile, no matter how much power it's putting down, it still has all-day usability. This comes from features such as power steering, front disc brakes, and modern Kumho tires.
This cool Olds is an award-ready convertible that has been so well restored and maintained, you'll swear that the original owner's manual is not the only survivor. Beautiful to look at and a joy to drive, this fast convertible offers a very appealing package. Call today!!!