455/4-Speed! 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Even without the coveted W-30 package, the 1970 model 442 is considered by many Oldsmobile enthusiasts to be one of the finest cars to ever wear the name, sort of a rise to the top of its game with… more»

Moldy Project: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

Seeing the success that Pontiac was having with its new mid-size performance car, the GTO, Oldsmobile got into the game as well in 1964. But unlike the GTO, the 442 was a slow seller in its first year –… more»

More Info Needed: 1965 Oldsmobile 442

Pontiac wasn’t the only GM division to have a mid-size muscle car starting in 1964 (GTO). Chevrolet had the Chevelle SS (which got a 396 V8 in 1965). Buick had the Gran Sport. And Oldsmobile had the 442 (later… more»

1 Of 1 Concept! 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the Chicago Auto Show opened its doors in 1901 and has grown to be the largest and longest-running car show in the United States, with its 115th exposition having taken… more»

425 Toronado V8! 1969 Oldsmobile 442

So many of the vintage and otherwise cool cars that we run across here at Barn Finds are light on details. This one is the exception as the seller provides an extensive detailing of this automobile which he/she has… more»

1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Holiday Coupe

No hood scoops, faux air ducts, stripes, or wings sully the smooth lines of this 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Holiday Coupe. Only metal “442” script warns that a super-hot 400 powers this Clark Kent hardtop. Listed as a “garage find”… more»

Solid Driver: 1977 Oldsmobile 442

Four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust.  The name for the Oldsmobile 4-4-2 was derived from this combo in the original car, which saw production beginning with the 1964 year model.  The car had a strong start, and… more»

Upgraded Drivetrain! 1978 Oldsmobile 442

Muscle cars were a huge part of the automotive landscape in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But three things changed all that just a few years later: rising insurance costs, increased emissions controls, and higher gas prices. One… more»

Only Two Prior Owners: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

The Oldsmobile 4-4-2, along with the Pontiac GTO, lead the mid-size muscle car movement in 1964. It began as an option package on F-85 and Cutlass models, then became a series in its own right from 1968 to 1971…. more»

Limited Production: 1986 Oldsmobile 442

The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (aka the 442) was a muscle car produced by the GM division between 1964 and 1987. Its last run as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle was in 1985-87 after Oldsmobile and Hurst had parted company following the 1983-84… more»

Fresh 454! 1969 Oldsmobile 442

Oldsmobile launched its 442 muscle car in 1964 as a competitor to Pontiac’s GTO, with the 4-4-2 nameplate coming about as a reference to the original car’s 4-Barrel carb, 4-Speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust.  By 1969 the 442… more»

1 of 659? 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

The Olds 4-4-2 (or 442) was introduced in 1964 as a mid-size performance car and became a series of its own in 1968. It reverted to option status in 1972 and buyers got it by specifying the W-29 option… more»

Factory 455 V8? 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

In response to the success that Pontiac was having with its new GTO in 1964, Oldsmobile unveiled the 4-4-2 (also 442) as a mid-size muscle car. It began as an option of the F-85 and Cutlass models and became… more»

350 V8 Daily Driver: 1975 Oldsmobile 442

What a difference a few years can make. The Olds 4-4-2 launched in 1964 as a mid-size muscle car in response to the success Pontiac was having with its GTO. It first came with a 330 cubic inch V8,… more»

Driveway Find: 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

General Motors had four adversaries in the mid-size muscle car wars in the 1960s. Chevrolet had the Chevelle SS 396, Pontiac had the GTO, Buick had the GS, and Oldsmobile had the 4-4-2. The 4-4-2 name (pronounced “four-four-two”) was… more»

Canadian Cutlass: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

The 4-4-2 (later just 442) was Oldsmobile’s version of the successful Pontiac GTO. It was in the lineup from 1964-87 and made appearances sporadically after that. This 1965 edition is built on the Cutlass Holiday Coupe and has a… more»