Oldsmobile 442

Continuing A Legacy? 1975 Oldsmobile 442

Oh, what a year was 1975! If you were a domestic auto enthusiast, it was a lousy one! No more Plymouth Barracuda, Dodge Challenger, Camaro Z28, Pontiac GTO or SD-455 anything, AMC Javelin, or Buick GS – what a… more»

All Original: 1975 Oldsmobile 442

By the time Oldsmobile rolled its Third Generation 442 off the production line, there was little doubt that its focus was more on comfort and handling than outright performance. That approach was essential, as manufacturers hadn’t developed strategies to… 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»

Engine Upgraded: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

The 1967 Oldsmobile 442 was a potent muscle car capable of pinning its driver back in their seat if they floored the gas. It offered enough performance to satisfy most people, except the owner of our feature car. They… more»

56k Original Miles: 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

When I first saw this 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, my instincts told me to class it as a survivor. While some would agree with that assessment, others would argue that the color change performed by a previous owner would… more»

Frame Challenged? 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Generally, a car like this 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible will generate a lot of bid interest. This one has three bidders chasing it but there’s quite a bit to the story here – the more you dig, the more… more»

Stored For Years: 1975 Oldsmobile 442

The seller says that this 1975 Oldsmobile 442 has been in storage for the last few years and it sure looks good other than some faded paint. This one has a surprise under the hood, too. The seller has… more»

Affordable Time Capsule! 1967 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Do you remember seeing cartoon characters that have eyeballs that are on springs? You know, when the character spies something that really catches his attention, his eyeballs extend out and the slap back? Well, that’s what happened to me… more»

455 Equipped! 1974 Hurst Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Oh, what four short years can do. In 1970, Oldsmobile had a heavy hitter on their hands in the form of their 370 HP, W30 equipped 442, Cutlass based muscle car. Four years later, it was still being offered… more»

4-Speed Barn Find: 1965 Oldsmobile 442

Some will say that “the first is the best”. And that’s how I have always viewed Oldsmobile’s mid-size muscle car, the 442. No doubt about it, many will consider the ’70 W-30 to be the pinnacle of Oldsmobile power,… more»

Factory 5-Speed: 1976 Oldsmobile 442

The first time that I encountered one of these five-speed manual transmission-equipped Oldsmobile Cutlasses was about a year and a half ago at a local Cars and Coffee. A friend picked me up in his Challenger Hellcat and after… more»

Showroom Fresh: 1971 Oldsmobile 442

As the calendar changed over from 1970 to 1971, clouds started to appear on the muscle car horizon. Within another two years, the clouds would turn to sunset but there was still action to be had in ’71 and… more»

Original Paint: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Holiday Coupe

It might have been a “Youngmobile” as Olds opined 52 years ago but today it is solidly an Oldsmobile and a pretty desirable one at that, a 1968 442 Holiday Coupe. Located in Cheney, Washington, this GM “A” body… more»

Fire it Up! 1969 Oldsmobile 442

This car is apparently so nice, the current owner has owned it twice! The seller claims he is the second and fourth owner of this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. It can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price… more»

31k Original Miles: 1987 Oldsmobile 442

Originally introduced as a performance model, the Oldsmobile 442 eventually morphed into a car with a focus more on luxury and comfort. It was still capable of reasonable performance in the context of its time, but tightening emission and… more»

1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Barn Find!

OK, so is it 4 barrel carburetor, 4-speed transmission, and two exhaust; 400 CI, 4 barrel carburetor and 2 exhaust or something else entirely? Whatever, it doesn’t really matter because in the ’60s and early ‘70s the 442 was… more»