Restored W-30 Clone? 1970 Oldsmobile 442

The 442 (or 4-4-2) was Oldsmobile’s entry into the 1960s mid-size muscle car market. And it would remain a fixture there through the end of rear-wheel-drive in these hot cars (1987). Its name is commonly considered an abbreviation for… more»

455 V8 Rare Color: 1969 Oldsmobile 442

Oldsmobile’s entry into the 1960s muscle car craze was the 442 (or 4-4-2). The accepted explanation for the name is that it stood for 4-barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust. The seller’s 1969 edition may be rare… more»

455 Upgrade! 1977 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

The year 1977 marked not only the last Colonade-style body for the 4-4-2 but it was also now the only remaining model in the Oldsmobile lineup that still featured that cool NASCAR-inspired sloped treatment on the front end for… more»

Low-Mileage Daily Driver: 1986 Oldsmobile 442

After a 4 year absence from the Oldsmobile lineup, the 4-4-2 returned in 1985, not packing anywhere near the same sort of heat found in the sixties or even early 70s offerings but still featuring attractive graphics and making… more»

Real Barn Find: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Project

1968 was a special time for the 4-4-2, as the car finally achieved its separate stand-alone model status instead of just being an option on the Cutlass, along with the body also getting a redesign this year.  The seller… more»

Chet Wilson Built 455: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

The mid-sixties were some fun times at GM when it came to muscle cars, with Pontiac’s GTO paving the way for the Oldsmobile 4-4-2 to follow shortly thereafter.  The first-year Olds offering got you the 330 V8 engine standard… more»

All Original Muscle: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

After witnessing the quick success story Pontiac was experiencing with their new GTO, it didn’t take the design team at Oldsmobile long to figure out they needed a competitor, which resulted in the 442 with the first offering coming… more»

4-Speed Project: 1971 Oldsmobile 442

The 442 or 4-4-2 was Oldsmobile’s mid-size performance car in the 1960s and 1970s. It would be popular enough to warrant becoming a series of its own from 1968 to 1971, but it would be an option on the… more»

Rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible

The 442 (also 4-4-2) was Oldsmobile’s response to the 1960s mid-size muscle car movement. The performance market peaked in 1970 when the car was offered with the W-30 455 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 370 hp…. more»

Original 455: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Oldsmobile released the 442 as a muscle car aimed at buyers who desired the ideal combination of acceleration and luxury. The one trait it shared with many vehicles of that type is that engine power peaked in 1970. Our… more»

W30-Equipped 4-Speed! 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

Emissions regulations and rising insurance costs were taking their toll in the muscle-car era by 1972, and the Oldsmobile 4-4-2 was no exception.  By ’72, the 442 had reverted back to being just an options package on the Cutlass… more»

Muscle Car Project: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

The Olds 4-4-2 (aka 442) was Oldsmobile’s response to the successful 1964 Pontiac GTO. As Pontiac had created a performance car from the Tempest/LeMans, Olds would do the same with its F-85/Cutlass. Though not quite as popular as the… more»

Field Find: 1968 Oldsmobile 442

Few sights are sadder than finding a highly desirable classic left to the elements in a field, but such has been the fate of this 1968 Oldsmobile 442. Time has not been kind to this muscular classic, but the… more»

Moving Sale: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Project

In the 1960s muscle car scene, General Motors had several formidable players. Pontiac had the GTO, Chevrolet had the Chevelle SS 396, Buick had the Skylark GS, and Oldsmobile had the 442 (aka 4-4-2). The latter was in production… more»

One Prior Owner: 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Drop-Top

By 1972, the muscle car market that had been so hot in the late 1960s was cooling down. The 442 (or 4-4-2), Oldsmobile’s mid-size entry, was back to being an option on the F-85/Cutlass rather than a series of… more»

Four Speed: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

Tucked away in a garage in West Milford, New Jersey sits a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 waiting to be resurrected and loved. The car is said to run but needs love. It is listed here on eBay for a Buy… more»