Original 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible 4-Speed

Many purists believe that 1971 marked the turning point for the American muscle car. General Motors marques began detuning their high-performance V8s as tightening emission standards loomed while rising insurance costs drove many enthusiasts to seek less potent and… more»

1967 Oldsmobile 442 With Only 61,000 Miles!

Although it might create some debate, it could be argued that General Motors was the “king” of muscle car production during the 1960s. Ford gave us the Mustang, Torino, and performance offerings from Mercury. Likewise, the stopwatch confirms that… more»

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»

Low-Mile Muscle: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

Some classics are so jaw-dropping that they are often described as having the “wow” factor. That is the case with this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 because its overall condition guarantees it will draw attention for the right reasons. Its history… 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»

Two Owner: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

The muscle car wars were still in full swing in 1970, although the end was in sight as manufacturers braced for tighter emission and safety regulations. That is why I consider classics like this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 as a… more»

Well Documented: 1965 Oldsmobile 442 Sports Coupe

There are many factors to consider when assessing the relative worth of a classic requiring restoration. Apart from its overall physical condition and originality, documentation can become a factor in any determination. That is one of the strong points… more»

Need a Holiday? Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Has You Covered

“You need a holiday.” That’s what I’d tell myself every day when I walked out to the garage to worship this 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Holiday Coupe. The car is available here on craigslist for an asking price of… more»

Original Paint: 1968 Oldsmobile 442

By 1968, the Oldsmobile 442 had graduated from an option package to a standalone model in its own right. It offered genuine muscle car performance wrapped in a package that was more comfortable and conservative than its perceived competition…. more»

Rare T-Top: 1987 Oldsmobile 442

The 1987 model year marked the end of the line for the Oldsmobile 442 in what many would consider its original form. The company revived the badge in 1991 but had performance enthusiasts hyperventilating when they attached it to… 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»

Golden Olds: 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

In the mid-1960s, the Pontiac division of GM produced a performance-car hit with its GTO. Not to be outdone, the Oldsmobile division created a muscle car out of its Cutlass model, using a larger engine as an option package…. more»

Original 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Project: Garage Find!

General Motor’s produced Cutlass models between 1961-1999, and the “4-4-2’s” fell in the 1968-1987 range. This particular car isn’t technically considered a “four-four-two” as it does not have the 4-speed manual transmission, or even the 400 cubic inch engine…. more»

Rotisserie Restored: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Holiday Coupe

Tackling a restoration project is immensely satisfying but requires a realistic approach. No matter how careful the planning, unexpected issues will almost always push the budget to its limit. There are two other alternatives for enthusiasts to consider. They… more»