Has logged only 69 miles since the completion of a 10-year rotisserie restoration
Original 400 cubic inch Rocket V8 / Rebuilt with an NOS W-30 cam
Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission / Posi-traction differential
Correct Antique Pewter paint
Correct Black vinyl interior / Rally Pac telemetry
Sale includes over 250 restoration photos
14-inch Styled Steel wheels
Factory power steering / Factory 4-wheel power drum brakes
Correct heavy-duty suspension
Gardener concours exhaust system
It's a real shame that so many enthusiasts overlook Oldsmobile when shopping for an awesome classic. Big block Chevelles and aggressively styled GTOs seem to be naturals when it comes to muscle car wish lists. But, in reality, GM's 'more proper' divisions created some of the nastiest stoplight warriors ever unleashed on American streets. Oldsmobile, the General's humble technology division, definitely did its fair share to glorify the rise of Detroit. And this sweet 442 is a prime example of their much lauded 'bar brawler in a tuxedo' sales mentality. Featuring a numbers-matching drivetrain, a rare Antique Pewter on Black color combination and a 10-year rotisserie restoration, this Olds is one of the coolest A-Bodies on the planet! And if you're looking for a solid, road-ready classic that'll turn heads and bring home trophies, it's your round-trip rocket ride to the moon!
Given its mid-May build date, workers at GM's Lansing, Michigan production facility undoubtedly drifted to thoughts of summertime fun as this rich coupe rolled down their assembly line. With a striking combination of modernist appeal and open road prowess, it's virtually impossible to picture this classy Olds in anything other than a happy, sunny landscape. Over the last 10 years, the car benefitted from a ground-up, rotisserie restoration that was documented by over 250 photos. A correct and rare layer of Antique Pewter 2-stage has been highlighted in tasteful pinstripes and buffed to an admirable shine. And today, only 69 miles removed from that rebuild, this sweet 442 rolls as one razor-sharp muscle car that intimidates like a cruise missile and shines like the family's best silver.
1967 was marked with a slightly restyled 442 package that was exclusive to the line-topping Cutlass Supreme. That resulted in a substantial looking car which felt a bit more upscale than its GM stable mates while retaining the same broad shouldered, all-American attitude. At the front of this Holiday, a stainless-trimmed, "442" branded grille hangs T3 headlights and mid-century parking lamps over a broad chrome bumper. At the top of that grille, a correctly louvered hood leads date-coded glass that's sealed behind mirrored wipers and polished stainless frames. At the sides of that hood, a whittled, stainless-trimmed profile anchors traditional GM door handles behind colorful "442" emblems and a small driver's mirror. And at the back of that profile, a "442" branded decklid hangs an ornate Cutlass Supreme emblem between a power antenna, black-trimmed taillights, a second broad bumper and a black, "O L D S M O B I L E" branded valance.
Hoist the car's mirrored hood and you'll find a correct and equally rare 400 cubic inch Rocket V8, which is branded with a 442-specific 390925E casting number and "V226948G" assembly stamp. Since pre-68 Rocket blocks are devoid of VIN stamps, we can use that assembly code, which translates as 400 cubic inch (V) high compression (G) engine number 226948, to validate this coupe's status as a real-deal, numbers-matching 442. Fully rebuilt and meticulously detailed, the hot mill utilizes an NOS W-30 cam to, according to the factory, twist stout 10.5 to 1 compression into 360 horsepower and 440 lb./ft. of stump-pulling torque. Stomp the throttle and a big Rochester mixes juice from tagged fuel lines with wind that's supplied by a chrome, correctly decaled air cleaner. At the sides of that carb, correct "C" branded heads hang above correct, cast iron exhaust manifolds. And at the back of those heads, a familiar points distributor shoots spark through high quality Packard TV R Suppression Cables. Aesthetically, this Oldsmobile's correctly tagged engine bay and correct Bronze block look fantastic against their glossy Pewter shell. And the entire set-up, from its pliable GM hoses and tagged radiator to its correct alternator and tagged Delco battery, features a clean, factory-spec appearance.
The bottom of this awesome 442 is completely solid, showing no signs of undue wear or question-inducing battle scars. The aforementioned Rocket 400 fronts a rugged Muncie 4-speed that's branded with a correct 3885010 casting number and Muncie (P) assembled on January (A) 11th (11) 1967 (7) build stamp. That proven transmission sends power to a stout 10-bolt that's equipped with a posi-traction differential. That driveline hangs in a tagged heavy-duty suspension, which includes better shocks, thicker coil springs, reinforced control arms and a mandatory rear sway bar. A Delco Moraine brake booster pushes four large drums to provide stops, while turns come courtesy of factory power steering. At the center of the car, concours Gardener exhaust funnels spent gases through factory-spec mufflers and chrome-trimmed tips. And Styled Steel wheels spin F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines around rocket-branded center caps.
INTERIOR Inside this impressive Olds, you'll find a correct Black interior that's both comfortable and appealing. At the center of the car, stainless-trimmed seats ride fresh carpet that's protected by "OLDSMOBILE" branded floor mats. At the sides of those seats, clean door panels center modernist armrests on bright chrome handles and straight stainless trim. A warp-free dash hangs an old school radio beside restored Rally Pac telemetry. At the base of that dash, an optional console frames a stylish Hurst 442 shifter. In front of the driver, a chrome-trimmed steering wheel laps a tasteful rocket emblem. And behind the passengers, an optional speaker and optional window defroster top a fully restored trunk that's complete with a fifth Styled Steel wheel and fifth redline tire.
Given its detailed appearance, there's little doubt about the accuracy of this impressive 442's restoration. But, for good measure, here's a basic breakdown of the car's VIN and Cowl Tag.
3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
38: Cutlass Supreme V8
17: 2-door Holiday coupe
7: 1967 model year
M: Assembled in Lansing, Michigan
327255: Sequential Production Number
05A: Assembled during the first (A) week of May (05), 1967
67: 1967 model year
33817: Oldsmobile (3) Cutlass Supreme V8 (38) 2-door Holiday coupe (17)
LAN: Assembled in Lansing, Michigan
23619: Fisher Body number
970-B: Black interior that's complete with bucket seats
VV: Antique Pewter paint
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION
A vintage Owner's Manual
A vintage Warranty Booklet
Over 250 restoration photos
Tired of the same old Chevelles and GTOs you can find anywhere, anytime? Then take a close look at this incredible 442! Fully restored and ready to roll, it's a super cool classic that's poised to turn heads and win fans. Whether you're an emphatic Oldsmobile collector, or a serious muscle car aficionado who just wants something a little different, this cool A-Body is the perfect investment!