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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

Doctor Oldsmobile’s creation with an under-hood blizzard

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this gold 1970 Oldsmobile 442. It is powered by a 455ci V8 engine backed by a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission. Features include notched rear bumper with exhaust trumpets, gold bucket-seat interior, rear spoiler, factory 8-track stereo and power steering and brakes. This vehicle is available now from an Oregon-based dealer and comes with a clear title.

The exterior has been refinished in the original Galleon Gold, as verified by paint code 55 on the trim tag. Other features include W25 fiberglass hood with twist-lock pins, black stripes along the sides and on the hood, color-keyed sports-styled mirrors and W35 fiberglass spoiler.

1972 Oldsmobile 442

A set of color-matched 14-inch Oldsmobile Super Stock wheels is wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

The interior is upholstered in gold vinyl with woven inserts. Features include simulated woodgrain inserts, remote driver-side mirror, gold center console with Hurst 4-speed shifter and storage compartment, and factory AM/8-track stereo tape player.

1972 Oldsmobile 442

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mph speedometer with the Rally Pac, which includes temperature and oil pressure gauges to the left and a tachometer/clock combination to the right. The four-spoke Custom-Sport steering wheel features a leather-grained vinyl rim for positive non-slip grip, per the original brochure. The odometer reads 33,000 miles but the true mileage on this Oldsmobile is unknown.

1972 Oldsmobile 442
455ci V8

Power comes from a 455ci 4-barrel V8 backed by a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission. Underhood features include an aluminum intake, chrome air cleaner and cast-iron exhaust manifolds. Power steering and brakes (front discs and rear drums) make for a more comfortable drive.

This 442 is factory-equipped with the FE2 special heavy-duty suspension, which includes HD springs, shocks and lower control arms, plus stabilizer cars both front and rear. Power is delivered via a 12-bolt Anti-Spin rear with 3.42:1 gears. Additional undercarriage images, including a video, can be seen in the photo gallery.

1972 Oldsmobile 442

This Oldsmobile 442’s auction ends on August 17, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (PDT). Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information plus the photo gallery.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.

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