1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

Price: US $4,000.00 Item location: Rochester, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Cutlass Salon
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 82,000
  • VIN: 1g3gk479xfr339518
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 307 HO V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1985 Oldsmobile 442


The 1980's were a bleak period for the American muscle car. For 1985 Oldsmobile revived its famed 442 option on its top level trim Cutlass Salon. With a 180horsepower code"9" 307 HO V-8, 4 speed overdrive transmission, cat-back dual exhaust and 3.73 rear gear, it launched the last generation of Oldsmobile "muscle".

This 1985 442 is a clean, solid (NO winters), un-molested survivor with just 82000 original miles. A very nice driver quality, cruise-night car that can be proudly and comfortably driven anywhere. It is a joy to drive and constantly gets "thumbs-up".

Under-hood is the completely stock, unmodified code "9" 307 HO V-8, which purrs like a kitten! The exhaust tone has a very distinctive rumble through a brand new factory correct cat-back dual exhaust. Recently treated to all fresh fluids and filters, complete tune-up (plugs wires cap & rotor), new hoses and belts, new battery and four new correct 215/65/15 radial tires this beauty is ready for summer cruising! Equipped with power steerin, power disc brakes, power windows, A/C (all complete right down to belt, but does need charge), T-Tops with jackets, AM/FM/Cassette stereo (works perfect and sounds great!), reclining seat backs.

A rock solid no-winters vehicle, was repainted about 15 years ago in its correct medium gray metallic, silver metallic basecoat / clearcoat. Nice driver quality paint shows well with a smooth glossy finish. Some minor imperfections (nicks, chips etc) have been touched up. Has all correct stripes and badging. Panel alignment is excellent. One very small paint bubble (scab) about 1/2 the size of a fingernail down low on driver door has been touched up. Two minor wiper scuffs about 4" long on lower left corner of windshield. All exterior trim is excellent.

The dark Claret interior is extremely clean for its age. A few very minor flaws and little wear. Dash and insrument cluster near perfect. All gauges work properly. Console is also excellent with all correct trim . The original correct color GM logo floor mats are still in very nice condition! Factory AM/FM/ Cassette stereo works correctly and sounds great. One small trim piece on inside passenger seat hinge is missing. T-tops do NOT leak! T-top jackets are present and in excellent condition.Trunk is clean with factory jack and spare. Correct chrome Super-Stock wheels are very nice. Some minor surface rust was cleaned up. The factory chrome on these wheels was not the best. All original 442 logo center caps are excellent.Four brand new correct size 215/65/15 radial tires. I also have the owners manual and build sheet!

1985 was the most desireable of the 5th generation 442 (85-87). At 180 hp the 85' P code 307 HO was the most powerful. For 1986 a more restrictive "smog" cylinder head and milder profile camshaft was used with a drop to 170Hp. Only 3000 1985 442's were built. Nice solid original examples are getting scarce and quickly rising in value.

As I stated above, I call this a very nice "driver quality" cruise night car that you can also take to your local car show, drive and enjoy as its value increases. This car has no issues and I would drive it anywhere with complete confidence!

I have been a classic car enthusiast / collector my entire life. Unfortunately my "enthusiasm" exceeds my free time and available storage. So I must pass this rare Oldsmobile on to the next lucky enthusiast! I have set a very modest reserve that is considerably below recent examples that I have seen advertised. Dont miss this opportunity to own a REAL OLDS 442 at a realistic price! PLEASE READ BELOW!


Serious bidders only! If you have any questions, PLEASE ask BEFORE you bid! I promise a quick response.

A bid on this auction constitutes a binding legally enforceable contract. Bid only if you intend to purchase. Please have your funds available before bidding. Make sure that you have the "Green" light from your spouse, parent, etc. If you are the high bidder and the reserve is met, YOU OWN THIS VEHICLE ! Interested parties are welcome to view this vehicle in person, or have a third party view it for them prior to the auction ending. Being the high bidder does not buy you the right to look at the car and decide if it is what you want, or to negotiate the price! Be certain before bidding, NO EXCUSES!

Interested partieswith less than a positive feedback rating of 1, or any negative feedback must E-mail prior to bidding. If you do not follow this rule I will cancel your bid. NO bid retractions, be sure before you enter your bid!Non-paying bidders, or anyone interfering with this auction in any way will be reported to ebay safe-harbor and dealt with by all legal means available. Pleas, let’s keep it professional. These auctions take time and money to prepare, and I do not like to waste either. I run honest and fair auctions, I would appreciate the same courtesy from bidders.

The successful high bidder will e-mail me within 24 hours of auction end. I require a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit via PayPal within 24 hours of auction end and full payment within 3 days of auction end. If you want to propose any other payment arrangements you must contact me BEFORE bidding.NO EXCEPTIONS! Payment to be made by certified funds or wire transfer or cash in person. Upon receipt of full payment I will Fed/Ex overnight all documents and ownership to this vehicle. I have a clear New York State title in hand.

All shipping and transportation costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I will assist with your arrangements in any way that I can. If needed I can recommended a professional shipper. I prefer that the vehicle be picked up within 7 days of auction end. If more time will be needed, please notify me prior to the auction end and I will do my best to accommodate you. My space is limited.If you choose to fly in and drive home, I will be happy to pick you up at the Greater Rochester International Airport. This car can be comfortably and confidently driven anywhere. Please notify me of your arrangements in advance so that I can arrange my schedule accordingly.

I have described this vehicle honestly to the best of my knowledge, however it is a 31 year old used vehicle and therefore sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied. Please check my 100% positive feedback and bid with confidence

I reserve the right to end this auction at any time as the vehicle is for sale locally. Please do not ask me to reveal my reserve. I run honest and fair auctions. If you want the car, continue to bid. I have set a VERY reasonable reserve for a vehicle of this nature, and list to sell! And once again, if you have any questions, PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU BID!