Stunning #'s Matching 442. Original Broadcast Sheet - No Disappointments Here!

Price: US $22,000.00 Item location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base Hardtop 2-Door
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 69K+
  • VIN: 344870G111742
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 455
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Oldsmobile 442

1970 Olds 442


VIN: 344870G111742 Decodes as: 1965-1971 Oldsmobile Models

  • 1st digit - GM Division
    3 = Oldsmobile
  • 2nd and 3rd digits - Series
    44 = 442 V8 (1968-71)
  • 4th and 5th digits - Body code
    87 = 2d Holiday coupe
  • 6th digit - Model year
    0 = 1970
  • 7th digit - Assembly plant
    G = Framingham, A
  • Last 6 digits - Sequential production number starting with 100001.
111742 = Vehcile # 11,742 off of the line

I believe I’m the 4th owner. This car was bought out of West Virginia and it was transported to CO in February 2001. The restoration on this car is very nice! It includes theoriginalbroadcast sheet and a TON of documentation that was provided me with the car. Everything from owners/shop manuals to pictures of the car from when it was purchased by theoriginalowner. Truly one of those muscle cars that has it's journey tracked along the way of it's life.

The Previous owner was a retired engineer and this car was his true love - and that shows! No expense was spared in the building of this vehicle and I have 2 huge folders full ofreceiptsfrom everything that he did to this car (that will be included). In doing a very rough count I would speculate that there is $30-40K inreceiptsin these files. This is money outside the purchase of the car – just things he has done to it since getting it to CO.I thought there was no better way to show how much love he put into this vehicle than just post the description he provided me with the car after I picked it up. I have only owned the 442 for about 3 months now and while I thought I had found another "forever muscle car" that I would hand down someday in this 442 is has just not played out that way.

This car is amazingly well sorted, nd truly requires nothing for a new owner. A recent change in my working situation and limited garage space here in CO before the winter (which is supposed to be worse than most this year due to El Nino) - is the only reason that I am selling this beauty. I know I will regret doing so when it’s gone, robably forever, ut I need to do what I need to do for my current situation.

I would not hesitate to drive this car across country tomorrow. It starts up right away every time and simply runs like a top. Due to the short gearing in the rear end it cruses amazing well on the highway at 70mph. You will not bedisappointed.

It has AC that has been converted to R134A and blows Cold!On the other side the heater works great. All switches, ights, nd gauges work as they are supposed to. If you have been looking for that perfect 442 that you can enjoy knowing it will never leave you stranded or disappointed and will not break the bank you have just found it.

From Prev. Owner:

My first goal was to make the car reliable and safe so I began by rebuilding the front and rear brake, shocks front and rear, ll rubber including body mounts and seals, oil springs, nd gas tank.

The engine,which is the original block, as rebuilt and bored .030” when I got the car. Upon tearing down the engine, found that #7 cylinder had a little scratch on it so just to be safe (and get a touch more power) I bored it to .060” which is more than acceptable for an Olds 455 ( .080 is typically the limit) because of the high nickel content which aids the strength. The car had the wrong heads on it when I got it so I searched out the correct “E” head and had the 3 angle valve grind done with all new valve train. I replaced the original cam with a newer design that had the same lift and duration characteristics of the 1970 W-30 automatic because I wanted to maintain vacuum for brakes and vacuum controls. I replace the distributor with an electronic ignition. The car came with the wrong carb so I sourced out the correct 7040251 Rochester and it is on the vehicle. I replaced the old headers with jet coated new ones. I did not have the car dynoed but the shop that built it speculates that it is probably putting out about 400hp at the crank.

The interior has been replaced with original reproductions - carpeting, eats, eadliner, oor panels. I sourced out a new dash to replace the original which had a very small crack in it. 99% of the world would probably have never even noticed it but I wanted this done right.

The transmission that shipped with the car was a Turbo 350 which is incorrect. I sourced a correct case for the TH 400 and had it rebuilt and had a shift kit and a 2500 stall converter installed. Changing from the incorrect 350 back to the 400 required a new driveshaft. Since the car has only about 1200 miles on it since the engine/transmission, have the transmission set to shift at 3500 rpm so I haven’t Hot rodded it at all. I have manually shifted it to 4500 rpm max and car was still pulling but that was my limit. The differential is a numbers matching, 2 bolt, .23 posi.

The electrical wiring has been replaced with reproduction specific to the car and is 100% reliable.

The original GM air-conditioning compressor has been rebuilt and blows cold with R-134A. Also a new A/C condenser/radiator was installed at the same time.

A reproduction radio was installed. The antenna is installed in the replaced windshield which is correct for the car but doesn’t provide great reception.Typically I would use my phone and the MP3 connection to play my music anyhow.The single unit front speaker is a reproduction of the 2 speaker (L and R) original design which didn’t provide very good audio response but is correct. The two rear speakers were replaced with reproductions and sound great.

The odometer shows a little over 63,000 but was replaced by the previous owner so I do not know an exact mileage. The body is straight and true and the car is just very sorted.

Enjoy - I will miss it!


If you have read down this far hopefully you have realized that this thing is not only the real deal but a very very nice car. I am selling it at no reserve and whoever gets this vehicle will be 100% satisfied. Check my feedback rating. I have bought/sold several Big Ticket items on eBay and have tried to portray this car to the best of my ability. The car is listed locally as well so I reserve the right to pull the listing at any time. If you are really interested shoot me a line and I will gladly discuss the vehicle with you. I have included a lot of images here so you can be sure you see what you are getting and can send you a "walk around" video so you can see/hear the vehicle running. Just shoot me a pm with your email or a number I can text it to.

Also included is a color matching car cover and even 2 matching camp chairs so that you look as good as you possibly can when showing off this gem at your local cruise night or car show.

Thanks for reading this novel and Cheers! Someone is really going to be getting something great here..... Please contact me with any questions.