1969 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible - The Real Deal! 1 of 15 Known!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: W30
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 82,000
- VIN: 344679M362406
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 400ci V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4 Speed
- Interior color: White
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1969 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Convertible Offered as a reserve auction.
This real deal numbers matching W-30 is a largely original car that has been in the same family for nearly 30 years, who are believed to be the 3rd owners of the car. The car was repainted (stripped to bare metal), a new seat upholstery and top installed,and the engine rebuilt with New Valve Seats and bored .30 over roughly 20 years ago. A new Carburator was installed as well. 15 " wheels were installed and the OD recalibrated at the time of restoration as well.
An award winning car, this car is one of 15 known survivors of the roughly 100 made in 1969. The car has been featured in Muscle car calendars on 2 occasions, and a full set of restoration photos and records accompany the car. Very few people can claim to own a real W-30, one of the most iconic Muscle cars of the Era. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a solid no excuses example with a known history.
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The Oldsmobile 442 was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. The 442 appellation comes from the configuration of the car: a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s. Oldsmobile revived the name in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass Calais.
The 442 became a separate model from 1968 through 1971. The wheelbase was 112 i, and over 33,000 were sold for 1968. Despite the engine displacement staying at 400 CID, the engine was based on the new 455 cranktrain (4.25 stroke) and the bore decreased (to 3.87). Torque now came at 3000–3200 rpm as opposed to the early 400's 3600 rpm peak, mostly due to a milder base cam grind. Car Life tested a 1968 442 with a 3.42:1 rear axle ratio and Hydramatic and attained 0–60 times of 7.0 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 15.13 seconds at 92 mph. Top speed was reported as 115 mph. The base motor was still rated at 350 hp, but only with the standard three-speed and optional four-speed; automatics were rated at 325 hp . W-30s were rated again at 360 hp. Car Life also tested a four-speed W-30 with 4.33 rearend gears and recorded a 13.3 at 103.30 mph, which shows the long stroke did not affect actual performance although long term durability at high (6000 plus) engine speeds might be affected. All standard 1968 442 engines are painted a bronze–copper color, as with the 1967s, topped with a fire-red air cleaner. W-30 option cars were equipped with Ram Air intake hoses leading from a chrome-topped dual snorkel black air cleaner to special under-bumper air scoops and set off by bright red plastic fender wells. In addition, a Turnpike Cruiser option was made available with a two-barrel carburetor; this was previously available on the Cutlass Supreme for 1967. 1968 was the first year for side marker lights and front outboard shoulder belts, and the last year for vent windows on hardtops and convertibles. 442s for '68 had unique rear bumpers, with exhaust cutouts and special exhaust tips. 1969 442s were very similar to the 1968 except the division tooth between the grilles, the trunk lid inlets for the tail lights, wing windows deleted on Holiday Coupes and convertibles, steering lock ignition switch on the steering column, standard headrests were added to the front seats, and the paint scheme. Twin hood stripes were now available to highlight the new dual-bulged hood. The 442 numerals grew to nearly double their previous size. Optional disc brakes now had updated single-piston calipers. The exhaust manifolds featured a new center divider for better performance. Other changes to the engine were minimal, but the Turnpike Cruiser option was deleted. Our Ebay Policies:
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