1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Convertible Restomod Ls Powered No Reserve

Price: - Item location: Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1967
  • Mileage: 300
  • VIN: 338677m390132
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: Ls1
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4l60e
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1967 Oldsmobile 442

1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Convertible Restomod
Vehicle is being sold at No Reserve and a starting bid of $30,000. As you read below you will notice how much money in parts alone went into this project. I understand you are never going to get back what you put into a project . Its time for something else to finish her up. If you are trying to compare a normal 442 convertible to this car than you are comparing apples and oranges. In my opinion we have made this car more fun to drive, more dependable, and better mpg's & way faster than the original. This car will "chip" 3 gears and the final tune is not even done on the car.
Yes Oldsmobile made automatic 442's 1965-1967. This car started life as a low option 442 convertible non a/c car.
The reason I am showing you all the pricing that goes into doing a LS swap is because the average car guy sees ads for $6k - $8k to do a swap. And as this is true you are getting a smaller 4.8 or 5.3 with over 100k miles on it! The engine is not getting the proper Cooling from original radiator and it's a basic stand alone harness. The price just goes up from there. I have chosen to rebuild a bigger Ls1 5.7 engine with much better upgraded parts to sound and perform how I wanted it for this application so more money was spent to have this vehicle driving for years to come. It is time for something new so this must go. I am in no rush to sell as a lot of time and effort went into building this vehicle.
Vehicle has about 300 miles on it since being put together.
Engine: 2002 Ls1 camaro ss 4l60e transmission($2500 drop out) Engine was sent to machine shop and completely rebuilt ($1800)with all new internals including a Chevrolet Performance Gen 3 hot hydraulic cam lift .525/.525 ($562.00) Chevrolet Performance roller lifters ($169.00) Crane chromoly push rods ($145.00)&pistons($589.00)(sounds amazing) Aftermarket cold air intake($152.99), all new sensors($575 maf, o2 etc), msd wires($72.37), all new starter($83.39), alt ($125.97), Holly p/s pump($354.97) with relocation bracket($163.95)+ install kit ($70.68) holly oil pan Gm a body swap kit ($200)P/s swap install kit+ hose ($199.95) water pump ($83.99) only thing not new on engine is intake and fuel rails. Around 425 hp but have not had on dyno. Ls swap custom engine install kit by BRP hotrods ($445.00) Lokar throttle cable ($64.97) 4 speed racket shifter ($283.97+ $66.97 adapter) shorten original drive shaft ($140) Engine compartment was powdered coated before I got vehicle. (Parts total $8,849.17 +install $2,000 =$10,849.17)
Exhaust: Flow master High flow headers ($649.00) dual Flow master mufflers($109) ($434.95 custom h pipe + including install) TOTAL ($1,192.95)
Cooling: Griffin radiator($368.97) + brackets & cushions ($43.00), electric fans($302.97)and chrome overflow tank($69) TOTAL ($783.94)
Braking: Brand new Gm performance front disc kit includes booster, master cyl, calipers & rotors($399). New brake lines($135) . Rear factory drums TOTAL ($534)
Fuel: Gm A body Ls replica gas tank ($510.97)supplied with holly high flow fuel pump in tank, High pressure fuel line kit ($246.97)TOTAL ($757.94)
Convertible: brand new convertible top ($229)mounted on original frame. Motor+ pumps/cyls($550), hose kit($50) header bow ($384.99), latches ($200) seal kit($154.50)+ cables and hardware(i.e knuckles etc) all new($200) labor $2600TOTAL ($4,368.49)
Under Carriage: With the vehicle as a roller, entire under carriage was sanded down and coated. ($500)
Rear: Factory Oldsmobile 12 bolt rear end with factory gears . 3.42 or 3.56? Rear end was completely sanded and sprayed.
Interior: Carpet($135.99), door panels($203.fron, $160 rear)seat belts ($67)front($37)and rear lower armrests($190) rear upper armrest panel ($141) handles ($115)& hardware all new from Year one. Procar front seats($551) are new, seat adaptors ($150.)factory back seat was wrapped and stitched ($475.00)to match pattern on front seats. Billions & Trillions in Oklahoma restored original dash($1100.00 included original parts (knobs, heater switch etc) New dash pad($299.99), original glove box dash in good shape. Billet steering wheel($299.00). Window regulators ($150)Center console is original (sprayed charcoal gray to match wheels and engine)and outfitted with 442 badges. Heater core is new. Non a/c car TOTAL ($4,072.99)
Suspension: Factory front control arms with new bushings($28), new front & rear shocks ($86)and Moog springs($199.99.) New factory rear boxed control arms ($289)and sway bar. New alignment + wheel balance ($131)TOTAL ($733.99)
Electronics: Brand new Dakota Digital dash($813)($600 install of new dash and gauges) & affordable fuel injection harness and computer & fuse box($749)( installed nicely in glove box) for control of the ls1. Currently no radio is installed in vehicle. TOTAL ($2,162)
Wheels: Brand new Boss 18x7 front, 18x9 rear wrapped in new W rated tires($1200)custom ordered off set for rear so they tuck nice without rubbing.
Chrome: Redone front ($1350) & rear bumpers ($1450) all the other chrome is in great original shape. ( driver outside mirror, vent windows, chrome around convertible top starting to show some age)New front eye brow moldings ($83.98) windshield reveal moldings new ($139.50)new convertible header caps($79.99) TOTAL ($3,103.47) ( sadly if you had to buy all this chrome for the entire car it would run you over $5k, its crazy look it up on ebay)
Body: Body is laser straight. All the floors and trunk($22 weather strip seal) were in perfect condition before build. Floors and doors were coated with dynomat type material($200)for reduced noise. TOTAL ($222)
ADDITIONAL LABOR & small parts here and there$1800 grand total of $32,280.94 in high quality parts. That's not including the price of an original 1967 442 convertible roller would be worth if you bought it $7-10k? THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY IN THIS CAR AND YOU COULD NOT BUILD THIS CAR FOR WHAT I AM ASKING.
Paint: Paint is 20 yrs. old! It is a good driver quality paint not a show quality. It presents it self well but still has it flaws. Some scratches, chips etc here and there, some swirl marks but still shines well as shown in pics. Car was originally red, blown apart and repainted black. The last picture shows the car as a roller and you can have a greater appreciation for how everything was purchased new.
History: Always a South Carolina / Georgia car with clean and clear GEORGIA 442 title in my name. Vehicle only had roughly 65k miles on body/chassis.
Cons: I am going to be completely honest here as if I was buying a car online. Vehicle only has about 300 miles since being put together from a roller. With that being said there are still some things that need to be worked out. When driving the vehicle there are a few squeaks here and there as things are settling and need to be tighten up ( i.e squeak in dash etc). Computer needs final tune and fuel trim levels and air levels adjusted as it is running rich( check engine light on from running rich). I did not get final tune until Dakota Digital dash was installed as the computer controls the rpm's on dash. Everything works on digital dash except rpm', tune will take care of that. Convertible top frame was recently installed and now needs vent windows, and front and rear windows aligned to top to seal completely. The windows will cost about $100- $200 to get adjusted and computer tune $300. I will say that this vehicle runs, drives and cruises at 70 Mph with no problems. Original trunk lock recently was removed and will come with the vehicle.If there is anything else I am missing feel free to ask me more pictures or question you might have. I have tons of pics during the build.
Closing: All in all this is a cool car. Gets tons of attention everywhere I go and rare as only 3,080 convertibles were produced. It is not perfect but a cool driver for years to come.
Warranty: Vehicle is being sold where is as is condition and no current warranty is implied with sale. Buyer's are free to inspect the vehicle at any time. I reserve the right to end the auction early as it 'stands getting tons of attention at local car shows and cruise nights. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. I would suggest an enclosed trailer since windows are not sealed to convertible top.
A non refundable $500 deposit required within 24 hours of auction close. Rest of funds due within 3 days of auction close by certified check, cash, or bank transfer.