1971 Oldsmobile 442 442
SURVIVOR 1971 442 Convertible in original laquer Saturn gold-pearl interior. 72,000 original mile car. Bought new at beglinger-massey olds in Plymouth MI by Tom Kent. Ordered with a ton of options: 455 (standard with all 442's), Hurst dual gate, buckets, console, a/c, tinted windows, RWL tires, SS1 wheels, Tilt wheel, am-fm stereo and 8 track, door edge moldings, hood lock, power seat, power windows, sport mirrors, floor mats, power trunk, rallye pak and guage cluster, bumper guards and light group which includes vanity mirror to name a few. Car retains about 60% original paint and striping. One quarter and one door was painted at one point. Car maintains a good level of pop and finish. There are some small perforations at the fender bottom and one door but nothing that needs attention due to it being original. Original interior head to toe as is the top. The top has the usual wear around the center section of the rear window and the boot is also original and dated '11-70" inside. I would never replace it as these cars are scarce with their day one tops still installed. Car retains its original trunk mat covering the spatter paint that the lansing plant applied. Not detailed under the hood except someone must have re did the radiator top plate. I still have the original emissions decal that came off. Untouched engine, numbers matching, G heads and matching vin trans that runs strong, quiet, and will bark the tires shifting into second. The car even has its original heater control valve which is 1971 only and is impossible to find. Since I've had it I put on new goodyears, exhaust and date coded plug wires. It is turn key. A/c was overhauled with r12 a few years back and it could use a topping off. Otherwise everything else works as it should. There is something totally different about untouched cars vs restored. They just feel better overall, and the suspension feels seasoned to where it just floats down the road. All the lights in the cabin and little evening lights over the headlamp switches that shine through the bezels illuminate, radio and 8 track lights all work. car has am-fm stereo and rear speaker option, It along with the 8 track player work great and the program selector work as it should. The car is an absolute blast to drive, is effortless and will perform as needed. Now as far as documents go....I have it all. Window sticker, 2 broadcast sheets, 2 production sheets(because of the options there were a #1 and #2 sheet) protecto-plate and letter from the olds zonedirector thanking Mr kent for his purchase. I also have oil logs and receipts since the 70's to go with. Car was built feb of 71 and they still were placing the front bumper guards in the wrong location. They moved them a bit inboard later as the spot these are in wouldn't prevent the bumper from getting hurt. All the trim and chrome are nice on the car. Originally rust proofed early on, and I have receipts for that service.They only made 1096 442 convertible auto's this year and how many can be left ordered like this and not restored with restoration" added" options. cars like this a truly hard to come by and they don't come up often. One of the few good ones left. I am easy to get ahold of and can be reached at 414-688-060four. Car has a clean title in my name and is in the Milwaukee WI area. (90 miles n of Chicago). Please click on the link below for nearly 100 photos and 3 detailed and informative videos showing the car in all its detail. Car sold as is where is. Please no scammers or flippers. I am an olds enthusiast and restorer of these cars. Thanks for looking.