1971 Oldsmobile 442

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1971 Oldsmobile 442

  • DESCRIPTION1971 Oldsmobile 442 This is a Beautiful 442 One Of 6,285 442's Produced In 1971 The Lowest Production In The 70's 1971 Oldsmobile 442, a true 442 (VIN # 344871R112565) complete with it's original Protect O Plate to back up it's pedigree. This car is in very good condition inside and out by any standard, let alone for a car that is nearly 40 years old. Since it's complete frame of restoration there has been less than 1000 miles put on this car making it a VERY presentable driver...or a car that will easlily place in show. There is NO rust anywhere on this car as it was a mid west car most of it's life. Everything on this car is top shelf, there were no expenses spared in the restoration or build of this beauty...even the stripes are painted on, not cheap vinyl stickers like you see on a lot of other cars!!! Some of the components include : Edelbrock Carb and intake manifold, Keith Black pistons,high lift cam,headers backed by a 2 1/2 magnaflow dual exhaust, electronic ignition and choke, tachometer, free floating C heads, original floor shifter ...there is as much money in the engine as the car itself!. The body appears to be all original and is in very good condition.Except of the W30 red fender liners,W25 ram fiberglass ram air hood ,The car's paint is nearly flawless condition. The only cosmetic flaw on the whole car is a chip on the hood, but not major and only noticeable when standing within a foot or two of the car. I have included pictures of the trunk ,suspension and frame, all of which are completely rust a matter of fact I ran a magnet across the entire body of this car and I do not believe there is a single ounce of body filler anywhere! Make a long story short the car is very original and was never a rust bucket. The tires mounted on the original rally rims have close to 100% of the tread remaining on the fronts and 70+ tread on the rears. The original rims are in mint condition, no dents or curbrash. Please note that this car only comes with the pictured rally wheels and tires .This 442 is very tight with no play in the steering, nor any annoying squeaks or rattles while driving. To be clear I am not trying to pass this car off as a mint , best of show winner or a Barrett-Jackson car, a very clean, well maintained and presentable driver which you will hear nothing but compliments on, then again let the pictures speak for themselves. -Interior- The original white vinyl interior is exceptionally good condition, including the seats which show no rips or tears nor any signs of wear. The dash is all original, the pad has no cracks, the instrument panel includes all of the original 442 gauges (which all work). The headliner has absolutely no rips or tears. There are NO strange smells or odors which is sometimes common in older cars. -Engine & Transmission The professionally built 455 C.I.D.nom. 8 cylinder engine starts up on the first try and runs strong as ever, it runs great, idles smooth (with a great sounding rumble) and pulls hard. The automatic 3 speed transmission shifts great and works 100% and was beefed up to accommodate the additional power produced by the huge power plant. The power goes through the original 10 bolt rear which houses 3:08 gears. There are no strange noises or vibrations from the engine or drive train as everything was professionally built. The car was built as a street/strip car, but was never raced as a result of the build not being completed before the previous owners sold it. Since this 442's completion the car has only had about 10 tanks of gas run through it (around 1000 miles!) and was never taken to the track. The brakes are power disk brake in the front ...Overall this car is in very good condition, 8 or 9 out of a 10.


  • STATUSFinished
  • CATEGORYHot Rods & Customs


  • BODYSTYLEFastback



  • DRIVETRAIN2 wheel drive - rear


  • TRANSMISSION3 Speed Automatic






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