For Sale: 1971 Oldsmobile 442 in Fairmont City, Illinois


Vehicle Description

This 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible is for sale in our Louisville showroom. The 4-4-2 name derives from the original set up of the first car that debuted in 1964. The set up was just that a 4 barrel carb, 4 speed transmission and dual exhaust. Pretty much everything desired on your first generation muscle cars. Many people, even to this day, think that 442 is the cubic displacement of the motor but in all reality Oldsmobile never made a 442 CID motor. They did however make a 400 cubic inch big block and in 1965 it was the motor of choice for the Cutlass 442 cars. Now, being that you could get an automatic, the 4-4-2 stood for 400 CID, 4 barrell, dual exhaust. Sales would steadily rise through the first generations 4 year span topping out at a tad over 25000 units. The 1968 model year would see the 4-4-2 become its own model and not just an option any longer. This numbers matching 71 is a great example of these timeless machines. This 71 has gone through a complete frame off 3 year restoration with and even has some pictures to show the progress. The window sticker, original bill of sale, build sheet, and protecto plate are included adding to the authenticity of this rare collectible. With only 10 miles on the build since its completion you can tell this beauty has been pampered since its rescue. The bright white paint with black stripes looks just like it did when it left the factory over 45 years ago. The white vinyl top not only works effortlessly but looks great against the extra slick paint. Pop the hood and the 340 HP 455 cid motor looks right at home, especially with the period correct blue paint on the block and valve covers. Mated up to the original turbo 400 this is one of the easiest driving big block muscle cars you ever drive. WIth the huge amount of torque being produced, these 442's were known for laying down some of the nasty burnouts. What this car was really made for, is top down cruising and this one exceutes that perfectly. The radial tires add to the smooth ride and with the luxury of power steering and power brakes you might forget you’re in a 45 year old classic. Options on this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Convertible include; AM/FM radio, Power convertible top, power steering, power brakes, black vinyl interior, seat belts, and Radial tires with Factory Rally Wheels. To view this 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible in greater detail, including an HD video, please visit or our Louisville showroom. For more information on the 1971 Oldsmobile 442Convertible please call (812) 294-1555 Or email

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-916978
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:442
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Stock Number:LOU1326
  • VIN:GCCLOU1326