1966 Oldsmobile 442 with Disc Brakes Target Red


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Oldsmobile was no stranger to triple carburetion. The company’s 3x2 J2 engine in the late-Fifties was one of the decade’s bona-fide high-performance engines. So, when it came to building performance and distinction into the 442 muscle car nearly 10 years later, the company went back to the three-deuces well with the L69-code 400 offered in the 1966 edition of the fledgling muscle car.

Curiously, while the take rate for Tri-Power was comparatively high on the Pontiac GTO, relatively few 442 customers opted for Olds’ interpretation of the concept. Only 2,129 Olds 442 models were built with it in 1966—a little more than 10 percent of the total 442 build. This 1966 Oldsmobile 442, in Target Red, is one of them.

According to the factory trim tag, this 442 left the Lansing, Michigan assembly plant painted Forest Mist.There is no known rust in the body

The car’s black vinyl interior is original. It shows well, with the black bench seat (with fold-down armrest) matching the production interior code on the trim tag. The carpet and upholstery also appear to be in very good condition, with minimal wear, with the seat covers and door panels believed to be original. The same goes for the steering wheel and shifter. All of the gauges, including an aftermarket tachometer mounted to the steering column, work normally. There are no cracks or splits in the upholstery or dash pad and the door panels also appear to be in very good condition. The heater does not work.

The 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine was rebuilt and wears the correct tri-power heads with the 389-394-1 casting number, for a car equipped with the L69 engine, four-speed transmission and 3.55-geared rear end. It is also dressed with the correct tri-power induction system and other specific components. It starts easily and runs well, with no smoke at startup

The Muncie four-speed manual transmission and rear axle were also rebuilt. There are no known shifting issues and there are no known leaks from the transmission or axle. In the galleries below, the very clean and orderly engine bay and equally detailed undercarriage images show the level of restoration this Olds was treated to.

The chassis and suspension elements were refurbished during the restoration and are in good, operational condition, with no apparent leaks or weepin, who adds that the shocks were replaced recently. Upgrades include a conversion to four-wheel disc brakes and the addition of power steering. The car also wears 18-inch Ridler five-spoke wheels wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S-C tires that are in very good condition, with excellent tread depth.
1966 Oldsmobile 442 with Disc Brakes Target Red
$ 17,900.00
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Oldsmobile was no stranger to triple carburetion. The company’s 3x2 J2 engine in the late-Fifties was one of the decade’s bona-fide high-performance engines. So, when it came to building performance and distinction into the 442 muscle car nearly 10 years later, the company went back to the three-deuces well with the L69-code 400 offered in the 1966 edition of the fledgling muscle car.

Curiously, while the take rate for Tri-Power was comparatively high on the Pontiac GTO, relatively few 442 customers opted for Olds’ interpretation of the concept. Only 2,129 Olds 442 models were built with it in 1966—a little more than 10 percent of the total 442 build. This 1966 Oldsmobile 442, in Target Red, is one of them.

According to the factory trim tag, this 442 left the Lansing, Michigan assembly plant painted Forest Mist.There is no known rust in the body

The car’s black vinyl interior is original. It shows well, with the black bench seat (with fold-down armrest) matching the production interior code on the trim tag. The carpet and upholstery also appear to be in very good condition, with minimal wear, with the seat covers and door panels believed to be original. The same goes for the steering wheel and shifter. All of the gauges, including an aftermarket tachometer mounted to the steering column, work normally. There are no cracks or splits in the upholstery or dash pad and the door panels also appear to be in very good condition. The heater does not work.

The 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine was rebuilt and wears the correct tri-power heads with the 389-394-1 casting number, for a car equipped with the L69 engine, four-speed transmission and 3.55-geared rear end. It is also dressed with the correct tri-power induction system and other specific components. It starts easily and runs well, with no smoke at startup

The Muncie four-speed manual transmission and rear axle were also rebuilt. There are no known shifting issues and there are no known leaks from the transmission or axle. In the galleries below, the very clean and orderly engine bay and equally detailed undercarriage images show the level of restoration this Olds was treated to.

The chassis and suspension elements were refurbished during the restoration and are in good, operational condition, with no apparent leaks or weepin, who adds that the shocks were replaced recently. Upgrades include a conversion to four-wheel disc brakes and the addition of power steering. The car also wears 18-inch Ridler five-spoke wheels wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 A/S-C tires that are in very good condition, with excellent tread depth.

Additional information

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442 with Disc Brakes
Type: Coupe
Year: 1966
Doors: 2
Mileage: 77,246
Engine size (cc): 442
Transmission: Auto
Fuel Type: Gas
Vehicle Identification Number: 338176M424216
United States, Texas, Midland
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