1970 Oldsmobile 442 4 Speed Convertible...ALL Orig. Barn Find! 40K Orig. Miles!
Price: US $39,999.00 Item location: Itasca, Illinois, United States
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 442 #'s Matching 4 speed
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 44000
- VIN: 344
- Color: Matador Red (code 75)
- Engine size: 455 365hp
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Muncie 4 Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Parchment (Code 977)
- Drive side: LHD
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Oldsmobile 442 442 #'s Matching 4 speed1970 Oldsmobile 442 4 Speed Convertible1 of 549 1970 442 4 Speed Convertibles
100% #'s Matching Born With DrivetrainLansing Built 442 4 Speed Convertible
Code 75 Matador Red (Largely Original)Code 977 Parchment InteriorPower SteeringPower Brakes (Front Disc)Power TopRally ClusterSuper Stock WheelsConsoleAM/FM Stereo
Well here it is folks! The King of the 442's...a 1970 442 4 Speed Convertible...with #'s matching air in the tires. Of course I say that in jest, insofar as the original tires are "long gone". However, this car is very original, down to the plug wires and (3) T3 Headlights!
Yes it has the born with 455 with the partial vin on the pad below the drivers side head, yes. it has the original E heads, original carb.. Yes, the partial VIN is stamped on the side of the trans. Yes it has the original SH 3.42 posi rear end.
I purchased this car some time ago from the original owner, with only 40K miles on the clock driven and parked sporadically for 40 years. Whats interesting about this car is it has what I believe to be "mostly" original paint, 100% original interior that looks like new, and gosh darn it you'd think the top was new, but its' original. The top and interior are excellent in this car, and everything works! I have a lot of service history documenting the miles on the car, and the condition of the top and interior truly attest to that. Unfortunately, I do not have the window sticker, but I do have 2 broadcast cards (somewhere, gotta look)...
The car is strange in the fact that it is a very solid car, trunk, floors, quarters, etc. but lived it's life in Missouri where there is lots of trees, and things like that, so you have rust in the dog legs of the fenders, floors are uncut and are really solid, nice frame, trunk pan, drop offs.
The reason I say that the car is "mostly" original paint is there is some blended area putty on both fenders, I would either replace the fenders or put patch panels in the dog leg areas.
No, the car is not rust free, but far from a "rusty" car, just your typical dog legs of the front fenders. Aside from that the paint is...well...original. The car sat covered in a heated warehouse since about 1979, so it never seen the elements after that.
Original jack, uniroyal spare and all that good stuff.
I bought the car as a running and driving car that really was and is fine the way it is. She's been sitting for a few years now, could use some fresh gas as the gas smells a bit varnishy.
Would I go drive it 500 miles tomorrow...no. It's going to need a bit of checking out before I'd use it daily. I am changing the fluids, putting a new battery in it tomorrow.
It's one of those cars...worth 75K restored. Worth 50K for what it is with a sympathetic restoration and corrosion repair on the fenders...the car really drives like a new 70 442...sounds like one too...it should..it has the original. exhaust on it.
I'll post some detailed photos this weekend. This photo was taken several years ago from the barn (concrete floor) that I pulled it out of.
I figured this would start the interest flowing...it's a rare car...with a little work could be a fantastic driver. Before you complain about the price...consider what this is...the best year 442, all original, in a 4 speed...in the best colors...and a convertible.
I am including a OEM "almost" NOS W-25 hood ($3,500 value) with no rust in the metal frame that was purchased for this car in 1973...and never painted and installed. It is almost in mint shape!
The car will ship with the W25 hood carefully strapped to the OEM "flat" hood.
Yep...it runs and drives like a top! It aint perfect but nothing is perfect after 50years.
I priced the car a little high because I want to get more pictures up before I get any bids...but this is a 35K car all day long...the hood is not for sale without the car, the car isn't for sale without the hood.
Don't be silly with your offers! It is a true time machine...
I have a Central Dispatch account and can get you this car faster than Amazon can deliver a package. Look at my feedback, I don't own junk, misrepresent junk, sell junk. I have a impeccable reputation for having a sought after collection...and this is one of the last ones coming out of the "vault".
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