Of course you love this real-deal 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible. Beyond just being rare, it has the numbers-matching 455 V8, His & Hers Hurst shifter, and when was the last time you saw one that was preserved so nicely in its factory-correct blue-on-blue?
Code 28-Twilight Blue Metallic is an awesome color to have in the 1970s, and it still looks fantastic today. Of course, it also helps that this factory-correct color has a modern shine that comes from a full professional respray as part of this convertible's full restoration. But this car gets all the details right, too. The aggressive forced-air ducts up front, with twist lock hood pins make a great first impression. The intricate white side stripes highlight the aggressive sheetmetal, and they also nicely match the white convertible top. This A-body retains its unique Oldsmobile identity thanks to chrome bumpers that fit so nicely into the overall design. This 442 even has a very cool set of period-correct optional Super Stock wheels.
Dark blue exteriors with a light blue interior is the kind of package you'd expect to see on a modern European convertible, but it's also the factory-correct setup for this American muscle machine! There has been plenty invested in the interior during restoration to make sure that this whole package looks as authentic as the day it left the Linden factory. You paid a premium to get the Oldsmobile name back in the day, and so there are plenty of luxury touches throughout. It starts with the optional button-top bucket seat interior. The wood paneling on the center console also matches the doors and the dashboard. The driver gets the Oldsmobile sports wheel, and beyond that is a full Rally gauge package including a tic-toc-tach. The power windows and a power top means you're completely open to the world with just the touch of a few buttons. Plus, you can choose to stay cool even in the summer months with provisions for factory air conditioning. But possibly the piece you will like the most is the original AM/FM radio. It still has the optional 8-track player installed, and everyone at the car show will marvel as you play the classic rock cartages that come with this Olds.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see – a numbers-matching 455 cubic-inch V8. The engine bay is an impressive time machine that looks like this car just left the factory. Those great hood scoops feed the massive air cleaner, and below that is a four-barrel carburetor. The power makes a great rumble as long-tube headers connect to the dual exhaust (Yup...400+ cubic inches, four-barrel carburetor, and dual exhaust – it's a true Olds 4-4-2.) The His and Hers Hurst shifter means you can choose to power through the stout TH400 three-speed transmission, or just let the auto trans shift for you while you comfortably cruise along. This dual nature is exactly how to view this speedy drop top. After all, no matter how much power it's putting down, it still has all-day usability of an Oldsmobile. This comes from features such as power steering, front disc brakes, and the grip of BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Oldsmobile built less than 3,000 442 convertibles in the desirable year of 1970, and it will be hard to find one with all the right original features you'll want to show off (this even has the engine break-in manual!) So hurry before the coolest restored 442 droptop you'll see ends up in someone else's hands. Call now!!