Documented Restored Numbers Matching 442 W30 Ram-Air 455 370 HP V8 TH400 A/C

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • SubModel: W30
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 32,318
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 455 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Gold
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Oldsmobile 442 1970 Description


3-year restoration completed in the Spring of 2015
Original 455 cubic inch Rocket V8
Original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
All-original body / Correct Classic White paint
Correct Gold interior / Factory air conditioning
Sale includes: Two original build sheets / Restoration receipts
Factory power steering / Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
Correct Heavy Duty Suspension
12-bolt rear axle
14-inch SSII wheels

There seems to be a never-ending debate about who actually started the American muscle car wars. But at the end of the day, ne thing is certain: it didn't take long for EVERYONE to join the party. And by 1970, he tried and true formula for Oldsmobile's storied 442 produced well-groomed street fighters like this incredible W30 hardtop. The subject of a 3-year, round-up restoration, his razor-sharp Olds is a fully documented classic that wraps a numbers-matching drivetrain in all-original sheetmetal. If you're in the market for a first-class muscle car, t's time to stop debating and start calling!


A factory-correct car that reportedly hails from the dry climate of west Texas, his top notch A-Body features a solid, ll-original profile that's covered in clean, lassic White 2-stage. That paint, nd the traditional gold stripes that complement it, s a direct result of an extensive, -year restoration that wrapped up in the Spring of 2015. And today, ive figures in to the future, his 442 is a timeless muscle car that intimidates like a cruise missile and shines like the family's best silver.

Oldsmobile's modernist, id-century design aesthetic was no doubt a play on its engineering leadership within the GM hierarchy, nd the cars that proudly carry those lines continue to weather exceptionally well. At the front of this coupe, 442-specific grille centers monochromatic "442" lettering between stainless-trimmed T3 headlights and a bright chrome bumper that's finished with clear parking lamps. At the top of that grille, fiberglass ram air hood leads the eye to like-new glass that rides behind straight stainless frames. At the sides of that hood, raditional GM door handles and color-keyed sport mirrors perfectly complement clean marker lamps, ent-free wheel rings and a slick combination of "442" and "W-30" fender emblems. And at the back of the car, "442" branded decklid hangs a factory wing above a second chrome bumper, ilver-trimmed taillights and correct, rumpeted exhaust tips.


Hoist this Olds' scooped hood and you'll find an original, 55 cubic inch Rocket V8 that's branded with a correct 396021F casting number and matching partial VIN. Professionally rebuilt and fully detailed, hat red hot mill is a reliable, ig-port big block that, n factory form, wists stout 10.5 to 1 compression into a quick 370 horsepower! Stomp the throttle and a restored Rochester 4-barrel mixes juice from leak-free fuel lines with wind from a correct W-30 air cleaner, nd shoves it in to a Winters aluminum intake. At the back of that intake, traditional points distributor feeds fire through proven Packard TV R Suppression Cables, hich snake around correct "F" heads and stamped and painted valve covers. Below those covers, reshly restored exhaust manifolds shoot charred dinosaurs in to big, rue-dual pipes. Mechanically, he stout engine is all day reliable, pinning 500 lb./ft. of rock-crushing torque from one of the largest and most powerful valvetrains ever created. Aesthetically, amiliar plastic fenders and Metallic Blue block skin look fantastic against the car's clean body. There's a roster of high quality ancillaries that includes factory air conditioning and a correct Delco Moraine brake booster. And the entire set up flat out rocks, rom its fresh decals and pliable GM hoses to its color-keyed intake springs and Delco-topped battery.


The bottom of this awesome 442 is completely solid, howing no signs of undue wear or question-inducing battle scars. The aforementioned Rocket fronts an original 3-speed, hich hangs a correct "70 - OW" assembly tag opposite a matching partial VIN. That tough transmission sends power to a stout, 2-bolt axle. That driveline pushes a familiar Heavy Duty Suspension, hich, long with the car's chassis, as thoroughly marked and tagged during the detailed restoration. Solid stops are provided by rebuilt front disc and rear drum brakes. Turns come courtesy of a familiar Saginaw gearbox, hich is piped to factory power steering. At the center of the floors, luminized exhaust pipes funnel spent gases through baritone turbo mufflers. And everything rolls on charcoal SSIIs, hich spin 225/70R14 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around polished trim rings and rocket-branded center caps.


This impressive coupe's correct, ell-optioned interior is so fresh it looks like it just rolled out of the upholstery shop. At the center of the car, tainless-trimmed seats ride on fade-free carpet that's protected by "442 W-30" branded floor mats. At the sides of those seats, lean door panels center familiar GM armrests behind convenient power windows and optional power door locks. A wood-trimmed dash hangs deluxe telemetry above simple AC controls, ptional audio equipment and a hidden button that actuates the car's sizeable trunk. At the base of that dash, slim console frames a slim Hurst shifter. In front of the driver, Sport Steering Wheel laps a tilting column. And behind the passengers, he aforementioned trunk anchors a fifth SSII and vintage Goodyear Polyglas between a small light, orrect tools, right decals and a fresh mat.


It's pretty easy to confirm this handsome Oldsmobile's status as an authentic 442. Here's a look at the car's 442-specific VIN and Cowl Tag.


3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
44: 442 V8
87: 2-door Holiday coupe
0: 1970 model year
M: Assembled in Lansing, ichigan
XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number


70: 1970 model year
3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
44: 442 V8
87: 2-door Holiday coupe
LAN: Assembled in Lansing, ichigan
419186: Plant Sequence Number
934: Gold interior
10: Classic White lower body paint
10: Classic White upper body paint
04C: Assembled during the third week (C ) of April (04), 970


Two original build sheets
The car's original Owner's Manual and 'quick facts' paperwork
Restoration receipts
Extra keys
A complementary Oldsmobile 8-Track cartridge
A Bill McDavid dealer emblem
Some extra paint

With a fresh restoration, numbers-matching drivetrain and plenty of vintage swagger, his super clean Olds will please judges and fans alike. Ready to enjoy a first class muscle car that's both dapper and brutal? Call yours friends at RK Motors Charlotte and claim this incredible 442!

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