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Classy Muscle Car: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

1967 Oldsmobile 442

The photos are bad and the description is vague, but this one is worth a look because it’s a 4-4-2. This was Oldsmobile’s muscle car offering and it was one classy machine. Depending on who you ask, the number designation stood for 4-barrel, 4-speed, and dual (2) exhaust. Sounds like like a formula for success. This project is listed here on eBay and the bidding ends tomorrow.

400 V8

By the time this one was built, Olds was using their 400 cubic inch V8 instead of the 330 found in the early cars. So, the 4-4-2 designation here actually stands for 400 cubic inches, 4-barrel, and dual (2) exhaust. My dream 4-4-2 would have the 400 with a tri-power setup on top and 4 on the floor. Oh, and in black. This one wouldn’t be too bad though either…

Trunk Full

The trunk is full of spares and a couple of wheels. Let’s just hope it isn’t full of rust too. The seller mentions some “minor rust on truck pan”, but claims that the the overall rust is “minimal”. I’d want a few photos of the damage before placing a bid. The rest of the car does look pretty good though.

442 Badge

Besides the badges on the grill and truck, there wasn’t much else to tell the world that this Olds meant business. It didn’t need hood scoops or neon paint to go fast. With 350 horsepower and 440 foot pounds of torque, this Olds could keep up with the best of them. It’s hard to tell how much work this one is really going to need, but let’s just hope this subtle beast goes to a good home!

Comments

  1. Joe Gotts

    What no 4-speed?

  2. motoring mo

    Going to check it out now…

    • Joe

      what did you think? bidding on it?

  3. jackthemailman(ret)

    Back in the late 1960s, I had a gold w/ black interior ’66 model. Four speed! Tri-power! 360 rompin’, stompin’ horses! Pass anything but a gas station! I gave my dad Power of Attorney when I went overseas to SE Asia (you never know), and he sold it for $700! “Pop!” I exclaimed. “The Tri-power set up was worth twice that!” Oh, well. I lived and the car is probably long wrecked. C’est la vie.

    • Utes

      @ jackthemailman(ret)….
      That quite possibly is the most heartrendingly-sad tale I’ve EVER heard!

      • jackthemailman

        As I said, I’m still here at 71, and the car’s (probably) long gone.

  4. JIm

    Would it kill people to spend more than 2 minutes taking pictures? There isn’t even a a good dash or console pic. Then they wonder why reserve hasn’t been met…

    My parent’s had a 66 442 with hurst 4speed and factory console. It sat behind our house and I drooled over it till I returned from baling hay at the neighbors and they had the local yard pick it up. I was 15 at the time and my parents thought it was too much car for a first car. I didn’t speak to them for three days…

  5. Todd

    I had ratty 67 convertible (4 speed, 4.33 limited slip rear perhaps) back in the early 80’s. Best memories were passing a Porsche 928 up a hill into a hairpin turn and at the beach smoking the tires through 4 gears with a load of disbelievers aboard. I wonder where that beast is now.

  6. Ralph Terhune

    I’ve got a ’67 442 right now hidden away in my garage. Pewter Silver with a black vinyl top and black bucket seat interior. Rebuilt 400 and an M21 4 speed trans. Worst rust is around the rear window channel. The rest of the car is pretty solid. Looking forward to getting started on it before too long.

  7. DAVID HARVEY

    I bought this car! The pictures did very little for the car. I didn’t bid on it through ebay till I went to see it. Yes it did have some rust in the trunk so I replaced the complete trunk pan. Also replaced the complete floor from toe pan to trunk. Easier to do that then patch a few small holes. There was a dent in the left front fender but was able to bump it out. The best part of the car was its originality. The engine still had french locks on the manifolds and steel shim head gaskets. The exhaust tail pipes were original too and in very good condition. So it had matching number engine AND original switch pitch transmission. But I have put several thousand dollars into the restoration of the car and have just finished it, almost two years work. But was FUN. My first car was a 67 Olds 442 so this was a joy to restore. Brought back a lot of great memories. Looking to showing it this year and by the way did I mention it did 13.80 @ 103.9 in the quarter mile.Only mods were a Holley carb and 3.90 gear with a new auburn posi. 442 the perfect 10!!! Doctor Olds Lives On!!

    • Brian Volkers

      That’s awesome! Where’s the pics? I also restored a ’67 442 gold with a black vinyl top-matching #’s

  8. DAVID HARVEY

    No place to post the pictures. If there was I have not found it. ???

  9. AJ

    No 1967 Olds 442 had a 330 ci engine! All 1967 Olds 442’s were built of of the Cutlass SUPREME model body style! In other words, you can’t have a Cutlass model and be a 442. Just like you can’t have a Cutlass Supreme and mark it as a 442 either. HOWEVER, YOU COULD OF ORDERED A CUTLASS SUPREME WITHA 400 CI ENGINE AND THAT PACKAGE WAS CALLED A TURNPIKE CRUISER PACKAGE… ALL 442’S CAME WITH EITHER THE POST COUPE /SPORTS COUPE SOME LIKE TO SAY… THE HOLIDAY COUPE AND A CONVERTIBLE. THE POST/SPORTS COUPE CAME WITH A DIFFERENT PATTERNED DOOR PANELS AND SEATS…

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