1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 45,785
- VIN: 3J67X2M232563
- Color: Viking Blue code 026
- Engine size: L-77 455 cu. in. V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 4 speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Options: Convertible
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1972 Oldsmobile 442
This 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W30 4-speed convertible is only one of 33 built out of a total of 113 produced in 72. Sporting its original Viking Blue exterior (code 026), white bucket seat interior, a white A coded top with matching original stripes, manual steering, tilt sport wheel, super stock III wheels and the W30 package.
This highly sought after model is a true rarity to be among only 33 1972 4-speeds, 32 1971 4-speeds and 96 1970 4-speed convertibles. 1972 is the onlyyear that the X designates the W30 option within the VIN. This car wasbuilt in Lansing, MI, sold in Lansing MI and 10 years agomoved to the Chicagoland area.
The L-77 Coded engine with 300 hp 455 cu.in. V-8 balanced and blue printed from the factory.One of the last true muscle cars offering in excess of 300 hp.This vehicle has its born with numbers matching engine, M21-4-speed transmission, 3.73 ratio rear end (gears replaced), carburetor, distributor, alternator and aluminum intake.
The second owner purchased this 442 in 1973 and had itappraised in 1991 by Excel Appraisal Service. The appraisal states the actual mileage at that time was 43,814. The current odometer reading is 45,765, showing very little mileage has been added to date.
The pictures will showthe condition of the paintwork that has been done to this 442. The appraisal will confirm that most of the paint work that was done below the stripes was completed prior to the date of the appraisal. After speaking with the second owner, she had revealed that the 442 had been in an accident in 1974 and had been repair with old lacquer paint. The repaired areas and the overall original paint is showing evidence of wear and tear, however it's too nice to repaint. There is some visible rust in the typical A body locations even though it was undercoated in its early days. The trunk has its original factory splatter paint, not perfect, but too nice tomess with an original survivor. The tires are 20+ years-old and should not be driven too far at highway speeds! The convertible top and interior has a couple of small rips and tears due to age and dryness. The engine compartmentand the radiator support have been repainted, but require some detailing. The floor pans have held up well for amidwest car due to early undercoating and plenty of oil leaks.
Please note that all sales are binding and final. This car is sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. All inspections are encouraged andshould be requested through eBay messaging to arrangean appointment. We reserve the right to cancel this listing anytime as we have it for sale locally as well. We do not reveal the reserveprice. Please carefully read the terms and conditions of this sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the care and decide if you want to buy it, but obligates you to complete the purchase.Buyer is responsible for pickup of vehicle or must arrangefor independent shipping.
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We have been following these limited production vehicles since themid 70's and it's difficult for us to leave it go. However, we have limited space and time to enjoy this car. We have driven this car less than 20 miles since we purchased it on February 14, 2005. We are looking for a great home for this truly rare collector muscle car.