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Today’s Car: ’70 Oldsmobile 442 -Fresh, Fast, and Gorgeous for $23.8k!

Olds 442


This is a real Olds 442 (VIN 344…) and is a blast to drive.  This is a nice restoration of a low mileage original car.  Painted in the deep and rich colors of black with 442 gold striping, this represents the quintessential muscle car.  The engine has been completely and thoroughly rebuilt with many performance upgrades.

This example has the proper but non-numbers matching 455 CID V-8 and has benefited from various performance enhancements, such as headers, ignition and air flow upgrades.  This car is ready for show or go!

The engine is a 455 cubic inch with a .03 overbore.  The rotating assemblies were thoroughly balanced and new pistons.  New water pump, fuel pump and oil pump, new camshaft and hydraulic lifters.  The intake manifold and heads are Edelbrock (aluminum performer heads).  They installed roller rockers which necessitated the new aluminum valve covers for additional clearance.   The horsepower is at least 450 and the torque is well in excess of 450 ft lbs.  Also updated was the power brake booster.   All of this work was completed within the past few months and less than 500 miles.

We have little specifics on the cars history, but it is an authentic 442 that has the badging and options for the W-30 (but it is not a W-30).  The interior is largely original and looks very nice.  This reflects that the car has been well cared for over the years.

It was given a full gorgeous repaint and the chrome is very nice.  The black paint with gold striping looks sensational!  While competitive at regional car shows, it would not be a concours award winner.  This is, however, a complete crowd pleaser!!  Everyone who sees this falls in love with it and recounts their memories of a 442 in their youth!

This is a fabulous opportunity to own a nicely restored and sorted 442 for a reasonable value. Whether you are wanting a car to show or for weekend touring, this is a great investment value.

The NADA value guide shows the high retail value up to $43,700.  Please review the value guide as follows: | Muscle Cars for Sale

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