1968 Oldsmobile 442 Original 49,400 miles, Original Paint! Excellent Condition

Price: - Item location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 49,400
  • VIN: 3448781123002
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 400
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1968 Oldsmobile 442

You are viewing a remarkable survivor, this GM Canadian Documented Oldsmobile 442 has logged in just 49,400 careful miles. It is also documented with 4 Factory Build Sheets, Original Protecto Plate which is fromBarberMotors Elyria Ohio Delivered on May 16 1968, In addition it also has its Original Keys wrapped in the leather case with Barber Motors Stamped in Leather Case. And OriginalOldsmobileManual.


The car retains 98 % Original GM Paint which at sometime years ago was clear coated over to give it more gloss. it is a piece people just keep staring at car shows because its so straight. Yes the paint is checking in areas and has some chips and such but no one in there right mind would paint this car.


This car has all its original sheet metal,Original uncut quarters,Underneath the floors have some of its original black factory paint (remarkable) The remainder of the floors and frame show slight surface rust, there is a little ding in the passenger quarter the size of a Penny, One Scratch in the drivers door, and one area in the drivers quarter around the size of a hand that feels like its sand paper. Which I believe is the clear coat that lifted, Other then that this car is rust free and looks fantastic.



The Chrome and Stainless along with glass are original and impeccable condition. The interior is all original and its in remarkable condition as well. The doors shut like a brand new car.The originalvinyl top is excellent,Everything works, including the buzzer if you keep the key in and open the doors, the back up lights work, idiot light works, dome light, gauge lights. Clock works, radio works. Horn works, heat, blinker, brake lights etc. The engine runs fantastic and retains its original Rochester carb, it was painted and hoses and belts replaced,. It is the Original Engine, I sanded the deck where the vin is and found the vin stamped in it, I don’t know if it was ever rebuilt or touched but it has a nice rumble to it and pulls strong through each gear, the transmission shifts crisp and there is no noise in the Posi rear. I don’t know what gear it is but it seams as though it was changed because the speedo is 7 miles an hour to fast. It feels like a 3:55. The floor and frame are perfect and look great, the trunk has original splatter paint . this car drives like it was new, not a rattle, steering is super tight. Car does have a nice flow master muffler system on it.


Video Links Below


https://youtu.be/xTykR17yNgE (1968 Running with Walk Around )


https://youtu.be/eqRz3UaDeMA (1968 Driving )


https://youtu.be/ZgXCheRY2_0 ( Engine and Trunk )


https://youtu.be/2zi5Cd-jYBw ( Various start ups )


https://youtu.be/P9dcTNBYlx4 ( floors and frame )


Build sheet


Vin 3448781123002

940 - Black Vinly Strato Buckets

S - Jade Gold Metallic

Top- A Ebony Black

Built Oshawa Ontario Canada

Production date April 30th 1968

Shipped May 2 1968


AO1 Glass tinted all windows

B32- Mats Front Floor

B93 Molding Chrome Door edge

CO8 Exterior soft trim roof cover

D33 Outside rear view mirror remote LH

D55 Front Compartment Console

G80 Rear axle Positraction (limited slip)

M40 Transmission 3 speed automatic

N40 Power Steering

PW8 Tire F70-14-4 pr red stripe

U21 Rocket Ralley Pac

U29 Lamp, courtesy, instrument panel

U6 Radio AM push button

U80 Auxiliary Speaker rear

Y60 Convenience Group


Now for the mystery it says Rally Pac but I gotta tell you there is no Rally Pac it has dummy lights and everything works and under the dah it looks original so go figur, could GM forgot it in the build who knows.


Also somebody added front disc brakes, a nice edition but not original to this car. And I added a FM Converter for some Tunes.


The Ba, Not much really. The car has a small differential lea, the Carb is running a little rich. Other then that this car isphenomenal


I have added many video links and pictures. I will let those and my feed back be the judge.


This car has a clear private individual title from Indiana that shows actual miles at 45,500 in May of 2010, since then there have been approx 4,000 careful miles put on car.Carshows 49,400 today



A pleasure to own and drive. For the True 442 Purist.


You can search the country and be hard pressed to find something this original .

On Jul-07-18 at 13:56:30 PDT, seller added the following information:

somethings I forgot to mention
it has all its original T-3 headlights and they all work!
the tires are in excellent condition
brakes stop great with no pull to either side
the jack is original.
the windows roll up like new and all glass is date coded and close to perfect
the interior smells great no musty smells
the floor mats are the originals
someone did cut up a rectangular hole for a radio in the glove compartment. no big deal but I thought I would mention
someone put a 6 blade fan on for cooling, I have the original. car never over heats
it has Petronix added to distributor so there are no points.