Body Color
Sherwood Green
Stock
1143AC
Vin
344870E167110
Miles
119,377
Engine Size
455 ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1970 Oldsmobile 442, a nicely-restored numbers-matching example with ownership history to new. Finished in its original color of Sherwood Green metallic, this car underwent a photo-documented frame-off restoration in 2009. It presents to a nice driver standard with only a few minor flaws but no known rust. Highly optioned with factory A/C, eight-track stereo, Hurst dual-gate shifter and more (see image of original window sticker for details). The OAI ram air hood was dealer installed early in the car's life by its first owner.

Interior was restored with correct materials and maintains an as-delivered appearance, aside from a four-spoke sport steering wheel in place of the original "deluxe" steering wheel (which is included in a box along with the sale). Rally-pac gauges are clear and working with the exception of the clock (the tach works fine); eight-track stereo plays fine (Rolling Stones tape included) and the factory A/C has been converted to R134a and blows cold. Nice dash, carpets, door panels, seat upholstery and headliner. Separate lap and shoulder belts are a bit cumbersome but work as well as they ever did -- this was before the era of three-point retractor-wheel seat belts in American cars. And the sports console with Hurst dual-gate shifter is about the coolest thing ever.

Under the hood is the original, numbers-matching 455 cubic inch "Rocket" V8 mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission. The engine was rebuilt in 2009 approximately 10,000 miles ago (bored .030 over, new pistons, roller rockers, Elgin lifters, Comp cam, etc) -- the tune is ever so slightly more aggressive than stock, but it maintains a very smooth idle and excellent power delivery across the rev range. An aluminum intake is fitted to save weight but the original cast iron manifold is included with the sale. Steering, braking and suspension components were also fully refreshed during the restoration 10,000 miles ago. This 442 runs and drives great and feels very "put together" -- certainly one of the best-driving A bodies we've encountered, and more interesting than a Chevelle, GTO or Buick GS. Even with the 12-bolt posi 3.23 rear end, this 442 has no problem breaking loose the tires in first gear (and coming in with another chirp when it hits second).

Same owner since 2011 (the fifth owner from new and only the second since restoration) is downsizing. Original owner's manual, build sheet, window sticker, ownership history to new and complete restoration records (with photos) are included with the sale. For more information about this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

Engine

Engine Size
455 ci V8

Body

Body Color
Sherwood Green

Basic

Year
1970
Make
Oldsmobile
Model
442
Miles
119,377

Interior

Interior Color
Green
Center Console
No

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