1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
The Paint: Original Code 67: “Burgundy Mist” repainted in base/coat, clear, coat, correct contrasting pin striping as original, beautiful paint!
The Engine: Original “numbers Matching: to the car, “Rocket” 400 CID V8 4bbl. producing 350 horsepower, rebuilt to factory spec, and upgraded MSD electronic ignition. painted in the correct color.
The Transmission: Factory Muncie 4 speed. Smooth shifting, easy clutch
The Differential: Factory GM 12 bolt with Anti-Spin (posi-traction) 3.23:1 gear ratio
The Suspension: Rally Sport Factory independent front, rebuilt with new bushings, KYB shocks, etc. factory front sway bar
rear multi leaf, factory sway bar. New coil-over shocks
The Interior: Code 930 Black Strato bucket seats with hear rests, full console, fully restored upholstery, door panels, and carpeting, original gauges, tic-to-tac.
Factory power front disc brakes
Tilt steering column
New power convertible top with boot
All lights work
Windshield wipers work
Updated “Oldsmobile” 442 Classic Car stereo with bluetooth capability
Factory console with mounted aftermarket tachometer
All gauges work save for clock and in-dash tac (electronic ignition)
Factory style dual exhaust with correct trumpet tips
New 15 X 7 Olds SS1 chrome 5 spoke wheels with 235 X 70 X15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s
By 1969, the Oldsmobile 442 had earned its rightful place in the raging Muscle Car wars. All of the American Marques were “swinging for the fence” in hopes to grab up as many enthusiastic car buyers as possible.
The debut year: 1964, the 442 was available only with a 4 speed manual transmission. Makes sense as 4-4-2 meant: 4 bbl, 4-speed, dual exhaust. As the 1960’s rolled on, a 3 speed manual transmission, and an automatic transmission became available…
This particular 442 stays true to it’s original form in that it left the factory with a 4 bbl, a 4 speed, and dual exhaust. Love that!
Add to this a beautiful color combination of Burgundy Mist paint, deep black bucket seat interior, and a crisp white power convertible top, and you have the best of both worlds…A smooth, classy, upscale, well appointed, comfortable car, and, a strong, high performance V8, with an equally stout drive train!
Completely restored with all of it’s factory original components, and quality workmanship to include the paint, interior, engine and drive train, this 442 convertible is as much a fine investment as it is a fun investment.
An absolute pleasure to drive, this 442 will turn heads as fast as it turns the tires, and will put a smile on everyones face who sees it either standing still, or cruising the boulevard!
1,161 Oldsmobile 442 convertibles with 4 speeds were produced..That’s not very many! Considering this outstanding color combination, the list of options, and the quality of restoration, this is a rare and spectacular Muscle car that has the look, the performance, and the desirability we all need in a classic car! Truly an excellent example of the iconic Oldsmobile 442!