1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible 4-speed transmissions


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This wonderful 1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible from the final year of the 1960s is one of those W-machines that Dr. Olds was heavily prescribing to possible muscle car buyers of that era. W-30 meant performance-enhancing changes to the already solid standard equipment on the 442 line, itself birthed from the exploding supercar marketplace back in 1965. The car offered here was designed to show off and live up to its reputation. Moreover, in this case, the two-year no-expense-spared restoration completed in 2016 has resulted in a spectacular appearance. Of the 121 W-30 convertibles built in 1969, 91 came with 4-speed transmissions, and this car retains its original drivetrain. This includes its hand-fitted, gold-painted 400 CI engine with forced-air under-bumper induction feeding its 4-barrel carburetor through twin tubes to the air cleaner. That mill, in turn, is backed by the 4-speed transmission that includes the 442 shift handle and the mandatory Anti-Spin rear axle. With 71,000 believed-original miles, the exterior is covered in deep blue with white hood graphics, 442 and W-30 identification, chrome exhaust trumpets, wheel-well brightwork, premium upper-body line chrome trim and a black soft top. Inside are headrest bucket seats, a center console, radio with auxiliary 8-track unit, podded dash design and burled wood-toned accenting. Coupled to the heavy-duty handling hardware are the SSI wheels and Firestone Wide Oval tires.
1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible 4-speed transmissions
$ 16,400.00
This wonderful 1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible from the final year of the 1960s is one of those W-machines that Dr. Olds was heavily prescribing to possible muscle car buyers of that era. W-30 meant performance-enhancing changes to the already solid standard equipment on the 442 line, itself birthed from the exploding supercar marketplace back in 1965. The car offered here was designed to show off and live up to its reputation. Moreover, in this case, the two-year no-expense-spared restoration completed in 2016 has resulted in a spectacular appearance. Of the 121 W-30 convertibles built in 1969, 91 came with 4-speed transmissions, and this car retains its original drivetrain. This includes its hand-fitted, gold-painted 400 CI engine with forced-air under-bumper induction feeding its 4-barrel carburetor through twin tubes to the air cleaner. That mill, in turn, is backed by the 4-speed transmission that includes the 442 shift handle and the mandatory Anti-Spin rear axle. With 71,000 believed-original miles, the exterior is covered in deep blue with white hood graphics, 442 and W-30 identification, chrome exhaust trumpets, wheel-well brightwork, premium upper-body line chrome trim and a black soft top. Inside are headrest bucket seats, a center console, radio with auxiliary 8-track unit, podded dash design and burled wood-toned accenting. Coupled to the heavy-duty handling hardware are the SSI wheels and Firestone Wide Oval tires.

Additional information

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442 W-30
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Doors: 2
Mileage: 3823
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Silver
Vehicle Identification Number: 344679M409697
United States, Michigan, Lansing
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