Original 442 Documented by a 5V Option. Spanish Red on Red Original Body Panels
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: 2-Door Hardtop
- Trim: Red Bucket Seats
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 107,463
- VIN: 338177M128572
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 455ci
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Turbo 400 Automatic
- Drive type: Rear Wheel
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Oldsmobile 442 Red Bucket Seats
Let me first say that even at ’66 year’s old, life lessons can still be learned. I purchased this 442 from a lady that I talked with on the phone. As in the ad itself, she assured me that it was the “Real Deal. Original survivor with its matching numbers 400ci engine”. Of course, instead of asking for photo ID, I opted to believe the lady only to find out when the car arrived that the engine was a 1972 455ci block. Of course when asked about the discrepancy, I received the canned answer. “I don’t know, that was what I was told when I purchased it.” Again, lesson learned. Male or female, always get the proof up front.
As to myself, I am a (66) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that has only one negative feedback which I believe I should not have received. I was given the option to refund money to the buyer or he would leave negative feedback and ruin my 100% feedback. I did nothing wrong and always disclose everything in my ads so I declined. He left the one and only negative comment out of (1,152) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.
Just some quick history on the 1967 Olds 442.
First, for 1968 and up, the 442 was a separate model and has its own body designation, not simply an add-on for the Cutlass Supreme, as it was on earlier year models. The 442 performance package for 1967 and older cars was just that...a performance "package". Since the package was added by the Oldsmobile factory after the body was constructed by Fisher Body, there is no indication on the VIN of the L-78 442 option.
Knowing that, there are only a few ways of absolutely determining the validity of a 1967 442, and that's with an original factory build sheet, original broadcast sheet or original Lansing Built Cowl Tag with the 442 option stamped on it. A true 1967 442 will have a "5V" (The "V" denotes the 442 option.) or a "5VY" (The "Y" denotes deluxe seatbelts.) on line 5 of the cowl tag.
Continuing on the history lesson, the 1967 Oldsmobile F-85 continued to be the base series for the F-85 group, but Olds intermediate buyers were ordering more luxury with their cars and Cutlass models became more popular. This year just three basic F-85's were offered with either the L-head six-cylinder or a Rocket V-8 for power. Standard equipment for this series included: vinyl floor covering; seat belts; electric windshield wipers; heater/defroster and backup lights. Standard tire size was 7.75 x 14 inches. Interiors could be ordered in either cloth or vinyl.
The fancier version of the F-85, the Cutlass, had now attained series status of its own and began a climb that would take it to the most popular nameplate for a U.S.-built car. Either 6-cylinder or V-8 could be had in any of 5 Cutlass models. Upholstery was in either cloth or vinyl. Standard equipment on the Cutlass models included: carpeting; courtesy lamps; chrome molding package; foam seat cushions and deluxe steering wheel. Standard tire size was 7.75 x 15 inches.
Another new series for Olds this year came with the Cutlass Supreme, introduced as just a single model the previous year. The Supreme was the only series in which the popular 442 option and high-mileage Turnpike Cruiser option could be ordered. Five models were offered in this top-of-the-line, F-85 based range. Standard equipment consisted of: Deluxe arm rests; carpeting; courtesy lamp package; special molding group; foam seats and deluxe steering wheel. Upholstery was done either in vinyl or cloth. Standard tire size was 7.75 x 14 inches. In appearance, the 1967 version looked similar to the 1966. The bumpers, grille, and headlight-taillight arrangements were changed, though, and the 442 emblems were moved from the rear quarter panels to the front fenders.
Production of the 442 was up slightly in 1967 to 24,829 (topped by 16,996 hardtops). Five different body styles would be equipped with the 442 option this model year. Not surprisingly, almost two-thirds of the buyers selected the four-speed transmission. There was also the W-30 higher-performance version of the 442 (only 502 produced) which included a cold air induction package and hotter cam. The 1967 forced-air version was similar to the 1966 version, but the scoops were moved around the top and bottom of the front turn-park lights. That is, the scoops were wrapped around the lights and gave the impression of a small scoop above and below the front turn lights.
During this year, the 442 W-30 got the now-famous red plastic fender wells -- the first time Oldsmobile would use them. It wouldn't be the last time they would be used, however. All the W-30s from 1967 to 1971 sported the red fender wells. They were discontinued on the W-30 option after 1971.
The 442 for 1967 was beginning to gain a distinctive look with a unique grill embedded with a 442 emblem. The characteristic '66 fender scoops were gone for this year, but the model did sport pin striping on the doors and fenders. The look was set off with red-line tires.
The tri-carb setup was officially gone for 1967, but the 440-ft/lb. of torque and 350 horsepower four-barrel engine remained in place. The powerhouse mill was still perking at a 10.5 compression ratio with hydraulic valve lifters.
Model year sales for '67 were 548,390 cars. On a calendar year basis, 558,762 transactions involving new Oldsmobile’s were registered. Olds became America's sixth-ranked automobile manufacturer this year.
And now for this 1967 Olds 442 that I am selling on eBay today:
This bullet proof, documented Oldsmobile 442 is an all original body panel car that is virtually rust free. She wears the original factory color (repainted in 2016) Spanish Red paint with a Black Vinyl roof top. The paint now looks like it did (40) years ago! The very nice red bucket seat interior is in great condition with no modifications. There are no cracks or fading in the dash and the steering wheel is very nice with one separation at the high noon location. The headliner is near perfect with no tears. The carpet looks to be in very good condition and original. What you will see overall, is a very nice interior compartment. When looking into the engine compartment, you will notice that it is in good condition having been cosmetically freshened up at the same time that the car was painted. And finally, the undercarriage is very clean and in basically rust free condition as you will see when looking at the tons of photos I have taken.
In conclusion, this original 442, as with all muscle cars, continues to escalate in value especially in those cases where the car has bullet proof documentation regarding its heritage, a desirable factory color, has original body panels and is virtually rust free. There are simply no apologies to be made on this documented and rare 1967 Olds 442.
1967 Oldsmobile 442 Production NumbersCutlass Supreme Holiday Coupe (373 of these were W30s) 16,998Cutlass Supreme Sports Coupe (129 of these were W30s) 4,751Cutlass Supreme Convertible 3,080Total Production: 24,829
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VIN Number Decode:
38 Cutlass Supreme V8 (1967)
17 2d Holiday coupe (hardtop)
M Lansing, MI.
128572 Sequential Production Number
Trim Tag Decode:
09 September 1966
E 5th Week of September 1966
33817 Hardtop Holiday Coupe
LAN Lansing, MI.
30830 Sequential Body Number
975 Red Vinyl Seats
B Bucket Seats
R Spanish Red Lower Body Paint
A Black Vinyl Roof
E All Soft-Ray Tinted Glass
O Two Tone Paint and Roof to Body Trim
2 Group Two Accessories
R Rear Seat Speaker
5 Group 5 Accessories
V 442 Fender Callouts
Y Deluxe Front Seat Belts
Here is a partial list of what this beauty has:
· Original 442 Confirmed by the V in the Body Plate Denoting 442 Badges;
· Turbo Hydromantic 400 Automatic Transmission;
· Original Body Panels;
· Original Delco Oldsmobile Radio;
· Original Seat Belts;
· Virtually Rust Free;
· Very Nice Wheels and Tires;
· New Outside Driver’s Mirror;
· New Package Tray;
· 1967 Owner’s Manual.
Some of the options are:
· 442 Package Consisting of:
· Louvered hood
· Special grille
· Pencil Paint striping
· 4-4-2 emblems
· Wide Tread Red-Line F70 x 14" 215/70R/14 nylon-cord tires
· 400-cubic-inch 350-hp V-8 with 4-barrel Quadrajet carburetor, big manifolds and valves, oversize dual exhausts.
· Transmission - Heavy Duty 3-Speed Manual (M14), Wide Ratio 4-Speed Manual (M20), Close (Special) Ratio 4-speed manual (M21), or Turbo Hydra-Matic (M40)
· Heavy-duty front motor mounts
· Heavy-duty driveshaft
· Heavy-duty extra-wide rims
· Extra-thick radiator
· 70-amp battery
· Fully-synchronized heavy-duty 3-speed manual transmission and heavy-duty 11-inch clutch. (Options included 4-speed manual transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission and heavy-duty rear axle.)
· Heavy-duty front and rear springs
· Heavy-duty shock absorbers and stabilizer bars
· Emergency Brake Warning Light
· Working back up lights;
· Tinted Windshield;
Block Casting Number: 396021Fa 1972 Olds 455ci
Cylinder Heads:Pass & Driver: 409400 1972 Olds 455ci used big valves.
Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission
Carburetor: Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor
170 Built: 1975 and onward by the Rochester Division of GM
5 Decade produced: 1976 - 1979
7 Year produced: 1977
2 Quadrajet Federal Application
5 Oldsmobile Division
3 Transmission Type
0407 April 4, 1977
APW Plant CodeIntake Manifold: 407567 1972 Olds 455ci
Exhaust Manifolds: 389268 RH 1965-68 Cutlass & 442411981 LH 350ci
Rear End Casting: 1375689 10-Bolt 28 Spline.
Rear End Casting Date: 242 I think it is the 25th week of 1972Water Pump Casting: 413307 1973-76 455ci
What are the Issues?
· New paint should be wet sanded and buffed out;
· Chrome and britework is not perfect;
· Clock does not work;
· Radio does not work;
· Jack assembly is missing;
· That’s it !!!
There are tons of photos below and a link to a video that I made of the car. Feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them and respond ASAP. The video can be see by clicking this link:
FYI: I do not have a Maine title for this 1967 Oldsmobile 442 as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department
I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.
WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
In fairness to all, I am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, please place a bid TO OWN ONLY NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, I may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.
Terms of Sale
This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, where is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. Winning bidder must contact seller within (24) hours of auction close to confirm purchase by e-mail. A 10% non refundable deposit is required within (2) business days of auction close. Remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashiers check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. Buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.
Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.
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