$42 000

1970 Oldsmobile 442

Car Details
Body Coupe
Mileage 66305 mi
Year 1970
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue
Interior Color White
VIN: 344870M147750
Seller Note

1970 Oldsmobile 442
Straight steel side panels with coke bottle form, and dual bulged hood with consistent gaps are all bathed in the deep end of the pool Astro Blue Metallic. Up front a split grille is flanked by dual headlights on either side and a large chrome bumper below. All is nice and tight and in good alignment with no rust or fading on chrome. White decal accenting stripes are seen on the hood as well as a belt line spear which runs the gamut of the sides of this car. The roofline slowly slopes gracefully to the trunk deck, where we see more white striping to break up the sea of blue. As the trunk rolls downward it greets a shiny rear bumper with 4 inset taillights. Dual exhaust pipes peek out from underneath this bumper. On all 4 corners we have 14-inch body matching light blue Oldsmobile Super Stock II wheels all wrapped in raised white letter BFG's. Very 70's, very muscular, and very nice.
Opening one of the doors we are greeted by pristine textured Ivory vinyl horizontally stitched with nice chrome accents, window cranks, and vinyl wood grain panels with black carpeting below. Front buckets in high back form have buttoned and stitched front and back bolsters with some curved smooth inserts, also in Ivory. The rear bench is all vinyl and takes on the style of the buckets. A look forward to the dash and a very clean one indeed, with black color padded vinyl and curved metal to match, and plenty of wood burl appliqué for this dash front. This includes the round gauge cluster background and a strip below that houses the temp sliders and Olds AM radio. The gauges are not of the rallye variety and include 3 round pods for the speedometer, fuel gauge and warning light combination, and a hash marked display. Factory air is also optioned in. A rally steering wheel fronts the dash and we note that this car is not equipped with a console, leaving a Hurst shifter as the lone growth from the center hump. Clean black carpeting in great shape floods the floors. The headliner looks good and tight, and it has original lighting. A shout to the trunk interior which is beautifully preserved and covered with a greenish-gray vinyl trunk mat.
A 455 ci V8 which is circa 1968-1970, (casting number 396021F), resides in the well restored engine bay. This mill, while correct for the car, but cannot be verified as numbers matching. This huge mill is bathed in turquoise blue hue and is topped with a 4bbl carburetor and the correct non ram-air air cleaner assembly. Bolted to the back is a circa 1973 Muncie M20 manual transmission which sends power rearward to a 12-bolt 3.23 geared rear axle assembly.
Up on the lift we are greeted by a patina finished undercarriage. A mix of black paint, factory undercoating and surface rust cover the underside and the frame and flooring is strong and sturdy. Power disk brakes are upfront and power drum brakes are in back. Providing the ride is an independent coil sprung front suspension that works with a 4 link and coil spring rear suspension. On for the exhale are chrome headers that snake their way down from the engine and work rearward, passing through Flowmaster mufflers, then ending in chrome tips that protrude from the cut outs in the rear bumper. Our consignor states that the correct exhaust manifolds are included with the purchase.