True 1970 442 W-30 Survivor! My late father in law's car! Broadcast card, photo and video documented, factory 4 speed car (detail below.) Same family 43+ years. Numbers matching original block.
3.91 anti-spin rear, heavy duty radiator, manual brakes (disc front drum rear), power steering, N34 steering wheel, interior hood lock, Rocket rally pac gauges, AM radio, convenience package lamps, front and rear mats, and A02 soft-ray tinted windshield. This is a non-console car (no brackets.)
3: Oldsmobile Division
44: "442" V8 engine
87: hardtop Holiday coupe
0: 1970 model year
M: Lansing, Michigan
166007: Plant Sequential Number
BROADCAST CARD: (There was never a detailed options build sheet in 1970 W-30s - only this broadcast card if you were lucky. It provides solid proof of a true W-30!)
172: Plant Sequential Number
3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
87: 2-door Holiday coupe
268314: Fisher Body number
930: Black interior with black Strato bucket seats
73: Special order color, extra cost - Rallye Red
73: Special order color, extra cost - Rallye Red
W30: Full W-Machine performance package
The amazing W-Machine Package W30, with the 370 HP Rocket 455 H.O. (we all know it's much higher than that!) Force-Air Induction, special air cleaner, 4-barrel carburetor, aluminum intake manifold, dual-intake Force-Air fiberglass hood with special paint, wide body-side paint stripes, "W" emblems on front fenders, lightweight body insulation, manual front disc brakes.
Broadcast card date: 10/17 - found under rear seat
Fisher Body: 268314 10C
- - Special order paint Rallye Red car. "73" on firewall in writing
Original titled date: 11/21/69 - 1st owner is a friend of the family living in same town as father in law did - this November date is listed on the 2nd owner PA title
Second owner titled 9/6/73 (father in law had it titled in his mom's name)
Third owners are my wife and I - NC titled March 2016 and NC DMV sent the original PA title back to us from 1973.
This is one of the earliest 1970 442 W-30 cars known. 10C cowl date code (3rd production week, October 1969.) Only 367 W-30s were built that month and October was first month of production for the 1970 W-30. There were two full weeks of production after this one was built, broadcast card date of 10/17/69. Hood date of 10/16/69. One of 3100 W-30s built for the 1970 model year. 2574 of those were Holiday coupes. This particular car is one of 1032 4 speed 1970 442 W-30 Holiday coupes.
Both rarity and a super early build - possibly one of the very first! There are no known 10A or 10B cowl date 1970 442 W-30s, and again, October 1969 was the first month of production, according to the GM Historical Society!!! I have also personally contacted the GM Historical Society and they were unable to provide further breakdown of the 367 cars produced for October. Was looking for weekly production numbers, but they simply said their "records were incomplete." So I tried! But they welcomed me to meet with their archivist, which was nice. I can't prove it, but I believe this was one of the first 100 W-30s, maybe even one of the first 50 or 25. But the only thing I can legally say with 100 percent certainty is that is was one of the first 367. Still cool!!!
This is NOT a clone, fake, junk yard, tribute, or reconstructed car. This car has never had the body off the frame or been restored. Best of all, you'll have the broadcast card to prove authenticity. That makes such a difference when it comes to these W-30s. There have been no restamped parts used on this car (a few repro items only like the OAI flapper and XT-style wheels) and the huge majority of the car is original as it left the factory. Take a look at all of the verified and photo documented original parts:
Original engine - stamp 30M166007 - 288 date code (October 15th 1969)
Original manual trans carburetor - 7040256 UA 2569 date code (25th week 1969)
Original manual trans distributor - 1111977 - 9G21 date code (July 21st 1969)
Original F heads - matching - 404-438-211 date code (July 30th 1969)
Original intake - "Oldsmobile W-455" - is full word "Oldsmobile" that the earlier cars wear, haven't removed to check date
Original TO code posi rear with original 3.91 gear (with metal limited slip diff lube tag still in place)
Original 4 Core radiator (Harrison with original cap) - IF and CI (with J date code - September 1969, letter "i" is skipped), metal tag - IF CI 74 EC - 74 is the core code
Original alternator - 1100 880 37A - 9K6 date code (October 6th, 1969, letter "i" is skipped)
Original master cylinder -EB code 260 cast date(September 17th, 1969 - not on car, needs rebuilt but has been refinished externally)
Original OAI air cleaner, with original foam (replacement flapper) - original "ON" decal
Original "OR" fan clutch
Original carpet - Fraser Products 1070-T black
Firewall stamps - Yellow "M", Blue "Z"
Numerous under hood markings - 10-16 date above latch plus others, see pics
Original XT spare wheel in trunk, (K19 731 July 31, 1969 - XT code)with original jack (date 9G, July 1969) and repro tire
Original trunk labels referencing jack stowage of steel non-deluxe spare, missing clips in trunk area so it is a factory dog dish cap car
Original oil pressure sending unit
KM water pump pulley
KJ crank pulley
R caliper 259 cast date 267 assemble date (September 24th, 1969)
L caliper 242 cast date 267 assemble date(September 24th, 1969)
Brake valve by master cylinder 9 251 date (September 8th, 1969)
Frame3960733 circled S 27110 7 S 2 XU (October 7th, 1969)
Spatter paint throughout trunk
MANY MANY MORE ORIGINAL PARTS, too many to list!
SO WHERE IS THE 4-SPEED???
This was my father in law's car since 1973. He owned multiple Oldsmobiles, including one other W-30 and a 1969 Hurst Olds. The transmission from the Hurst Olds ended up going into this car, probably in order to allow for the over the frame rail headers he has in it and quicker shifts. 4 speed fans will have no problem with the authenticity though, as it still has the z-bar bracket, battery cable tube behind the engine, manual trans only 256 carb, manual trans only 977 distributor, worn clutch stop pad, TCS switch wiring, floor over where current Hurst dual gate shifter goes is riveted sheet metal, where the 4 speed hump was.
This car has been documented at the largest, most active online Oldsmobile forum, ClassicOldsmobile. Without a doubt this is a factory 4 speed car and there is total agreement on this there and in-person by an Oldsmobile specialist in the state of Indiana that I took it to for the mechanical work, Eric Jensen. Topics started at the ClassicOldsmobile forum concerning this car have well over 50,000 views, and nearly 1500 replies, so this W-30 definitely generates a lot of interest!
A lot of people not familiar with these cars may take a look at the lower fenders and assume rust on the bottoms mean the underneath of the car is in terrible condition. This can't be further from the truth. It is so common for these cars to have lower fender rust. I just wanted to keep it original, so I didn't mess with them. I encourage you to take a look at the multiple pictures of the W-30 on the lift and I bet you'll consider it one of the best unrestored examples you've seen.
THIS W-30 HAS NOT EVEN BEEN BUFFED SO WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF SHINE MAY TRULY BE THERE! It looks really good for not having a professional detailer do anything to it. I hope you agree.
Also documented below was when the car was in a slight mishap. In 1976, my mother in law was driving and my wife, only a few months old, was in the rear seat with her aunt. An elderly woman came around a blind corner and swiped the rear behind the driver's door. The damage was repaired and it was not enough to do anything but replace the quarter and the bumper because it had a small mark on the side of it. However, on the repaint, they did about 1/2 way forward on the roof because of the stripes he had on the car and also they wanted to make it blend, plus they did the other opposite quarter. The trunk lid was left alone, probably due to the custom artwork he had on there. Very Ed "Big Daddy" Roth style, like the old "Rat Fink" and Odd Rods!
The paint probably matched up perfect after the repair, but due to a difference in formulation it faded a little over the years. The garage it was stored in since 1982 had windows on it and it got sunshine through them, so that may have had something to do with it. Anyway, there isn't a perfect match, but you will probably repaint anyway. But in the interest of full disclosure there is the included dated picture below showing the original damage. Also, the pics of the area now. The car runs well and drives straight as it should, no shakes or abnormal noises. See my videos below for road time.
All parts with date codes have pictures also shown below. Please allow patience to load them. Of course if you've read this far, they've probably loaded by now. Also a video of me detaching the broadcast card from under the rear seat, and numerous current videos showing the car on the road, most are from 9/4/16 but some are from July. It ran in the hot NC weather without any issues and on multiple occasions. Some days I had it out, it was a heat index of over 100 degrees!
Also included with the car are all of the parts taken off the car during the maintenance process. This includes original fuel tank, original master cylinder, original exhaust trumpets, etc. Aside from the parts, you'll also receive the keys of course (two sets, one GM and one copy), Broadcast Card, receipts, First printing Owner's Manual, August 1969, copy of the 2nd owner original PA title from 1973, factory brochure, plastic cover, and a memory stick full of pictures of the car. Also, you'll receive a Barrett Jackson car cover that was used only once. Black American Racing wheels/Dunlop tires are not part of this sale. Currently has the XT style wheels and Firestone tires w/caps and those are going with the car. How cool is that look? I love it!