Oldsmobile 442

Meticulously Maintained: 1985 Oldsmobile 442

The Fifth Generation Oldsmobile 442 marked the end of the line for the iconic badge. It wouldn’t disappear permanently for a few more years, but these were the last produced on a rear-wheel drive platform. This 1985 model presents… more»

Stunning Survivor: 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

We are days away from clicking over the calendar to a new year, meaning this 1965 Oldsmobile 442 will be fifty-nine years old. Finding a classic of this vintage that is unrestored is not rare. However, finding one that… more»

Spotless Driver: 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

The American muscle car sector was shrinking rapidly by 1972 due to emission, safety, and insurance concerns. Some manufacturers kept the faith, but, in many cases, what had previously been a performance options package was reduced to little but… more»

Solid Restoration Candidate: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

Last week I covered this 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that was being pawned off as a 442 performance variant but I had my doubts and so did all of you. One regular commenter noted that the car in question… more»

Rebuilt V8: 1980 Oldsmobile 442 W30

By 1980, the term “muscle car” had become relative. Manufacturers continued offering iconic models with a V8 under the hood, but buyers knew compliance with government legislative requirements had taken the edge off outright performance. This 1980 Oldsmobile 442… more»

73k Original Miles: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Age does not necessarily translate into popularity or desirability in the classic world. Certain cars might have rolled off the line during a golden period in Detroit’s history, but that doesn’t mean that potential buyers will be climbing over… more»

Rare Optional Astroroof: 1987 Oldsmobile 442

Sometimes, the difference between ordinary and extraordinary in the classic world can only be separated by a single tick on an Order Form. Such is the case with this 1987 Oldsmobile 442. It is an undeniably tidy classic with… more»

Rebuilt 455: 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

The badge is a giveaway. The 442 was Oldsmobile’s main contribution to the muscle car era, and although our feature car is begging for love, it has the potential to be transformed from its current “ugly-duckling” state into a… more»

Simply Stunning: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

Some color combinations can’t help but draw admiring looks and comments, and almost any classic wearing Black and Gold will achieve that goal. That is especially true of this 1970 Oldsmobile 442, which has seen little beyond show duties… more»

Numbers-Matching Survivor: 1965 Oldsmobile 442

The muscle car era was in full swing by the mid-1960s, and General Motors led the charge across several marques. Pontiac got the ball rolling, but Oldmobile’s response with the 442 offered worthy competition. This 1965 Olds 442 is… more»

Low Mileage Muscle? 1987 Oldsmobile 442

“If you can’t stand the heat stay out of the 442” opined Oldsmobile’s 1987 442 sales brochure. Well, 1987 was a far cry from the 442’s glory years (’64-’70) a time before emission controls, safety regulations, and CAFE fuel… more»

Stunning Oklahoma Barn Find: 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30

The feeling an enthusiast experiences when they open the doors of a barn or shed to unearth a long-forgotten and dusty classic is unparalleled. The intensity of that exhilaration is intensified when the find is an exceptionally desirable car…. more»

No Reserve: 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Hurst/Olds Tribute

Some enthusiasts are willing to transform a classic car into something genuinely special where spotless originality isn’t a primary concern. Such is the case with this 1969 Oldsmobile Holiday Coupe. It is a genuine 442, but the owner chose… more»

1986 Oldsmobile 442 With 3,053 Original Miles!

We see some amazing classics crossing our desks at Barn Finds, but this 1986 Oldsmobile 442 deserves special attention. It is an immaculate and fully loaded survivor. However, its ace is that it has a genuine 3,053 miles showing… more»

No Reserve: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

Some people consider the 1960s as the decade of the pony car, while others will argue strongly that it was the muscle car era. Both emerged during that period, and both deserve recognition. Pony cars like the Mustang, Camaro,… more»

Up-Sized Engine: 1985 Oldsmobile 442

Automotively speaking, and otherwise, I learn something new every day. I knew that Oldsmobile’s storied 442 moniker lasted long beyond the time that it probably should have but it failed to make the scene from ’81 to ’84. Who… more»

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