1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Real Deal 344 VIN #s Matching Bamboo! No Reserve
Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Sienna
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 75,000
- Color: Bamboo (Code 50)
- Engine size: 455
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Sienna (Code 657)
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Oldsmobile 442 Sienna1971 Oldsmobile 442 ConvertibleFactory 344 VIN Lansing built car.
Numbers Matching 455 (VIN on pad below drivers side head)Original and Correct G HeadsOriginal TH-400 Transmission (VIN on drivers side pan rail)Original to car 3.08 Posi Rear EndFactory A/C car that works.
This Lansing built 442 is one of 1,000 or so built in 1971 so it makes it a pretty rare car. I see Cutlass clones that sell for that much, and have no rear value and no rarity.
This car was purchased by a Picture Car Movie House in 1980 from the original owner and stayed in their warehouse until 2012. What movies it was used in...I have no idea...although I do have a copy of that title as well.
It is finished in its original colors of Bamboo (Code 50) with Sienna interior (657) with a white convertible top.
This car is likely one of the most solid A body cars I have seen in a very long time, with a perfect frame, floors, trunk, fender dog legs, excellent spot weld definition on the bottom of the quarter panels, excellent door frame to door shell definition, absolutely no swelling or flaking in the rocker panel pinch weld area, just a very "always solid" car.
The car has some nice options, like power top, power steering, power disc brakes, buckets, console. ect.
The car fires right up and runs and drives really well.
Sure, there is a few things I would upgrade, like putting the original radio back in the car. The 2 knob is stuck in 1992, thank God for that, because they didn't cut the dash.
Also the air cleaner is incorrect. My wife thinks everything in the garage that isn't on a shelf belongs in the garbage, and so it went. They are easy to aquire, but I was going to go with a "original tooling" parts place W-25 air cleaner and hood, some detailing, and sell it for 45K, but...Spring cleaning has told me to free up garage space.
There is a blemish in the convertible top...the carpet could stand to be replaced...the convertible top is a bit slow...
You will never lose money on the car, any way you shake it, if it were a perfect car, it would double the money! However, it has all the prerequisites required to make it a "no excuses" car.
I have been collecting Oldsmobiles since the 90's and this car surely does not disappoint.
The car is for sale locally and auction can be ended at anytime.