For Sale: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in Cordova, Tennessee


Vehicle Description

Oldsmobile first introduced the 4-4-2 in 1964 as an option for the Cutlass. Pronounced "four-four-two," the name originally referred to a four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust. In 1965, Oldsmobile changed the standard transmission for the 4-4-2 to a three speed automatic, although a four speed manual transmission was still an option. Oldsmobile said the second 4 of the sequence now referred to the larger 400ci V8 engine.

In 1968, the 442 became not just a option package, but a model of its own. The base 400 cubic inch (6.6 liter) engine made 325 horsepower with the automatic transmission, and peak torque of 440 ft/lbs came at 3000-3200 rpm. Side marker lights made their first appearance in 1968, as did front outboard shoulder belts. It was the last year for wing windows on hardtops and convertibles. Rear bumpers in '68 442s had unique exhaust cutouts and special exhaust tips.

Saffron has long been the world's most costly spice by weight, as much as $5,000 per pound, making it a highly valuable commodity. Our saffron yellow 442 is similarly valuable, though we're not charging by weight. It's a numbers matching car in excellent condition inside and out - excellent paint, excellent vinyl roof, excellent chrome, excellent interior, and air conditioning. Read below to learn more of the details.

Call Art & Speed at (901) 850-0507 to make this spicy sweet 442 your own. Financing available.


400ci (6.6 liter) V8

Four Barrel Carburetor

Three Speed Automatic Transmission

Edelbrock valve Covers

Proform Distributor


Power Steering

Power Drums

215/70R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Raised White Letter Tires

Original Style 15" Wheels

Dual Exhaust


Excellent Saffron Yellow Finish with Black W36 Stripe

Excellent Condition Black Vinyl Roof

Great Chrome

Great Bumpers

Great Emblems

Great Lenses

Glass in Good to Great Condition


Excellent Condition Interior

Black Vinyl Front Bucket Seats

Black Vinyl Rear Bench Seat

Factory Air Conditioning

Wooden Ball Shift Handle

Very Nice Black Carpet

Very Nice Black Headliner

Manual Windows, Door Locks and Mirrors

Original Four Spoke Steering Wheel

Locking, Illuminated Center Console

Original Radio

Jensen 6x9 Rear Speakers

Seat Belts

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-801522
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:442
  • Exterior Color:Saffron Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:60815
  • Stock Number:O150602B
  • VIN:344878M146638