1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Matching numbers 455 CI engine


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Matching numbers 455 CI engine
Automatic transmission
Power steering
Power brakes
Refinished in Hugger Orange with White longitudinal striping
Parchment interior
Bucket seats and center console
Factory air conditioning
Hurst Dual Gate shifter
Power convertible top
Pushbutton radio
The 442 reached its zenith in 1970 when, responding to withering criticism, General Motors finally lifted its ban on engines over 400 CI in its intermediate lines; Oldsmobile engineers immediately packed the 455 CI V-8 from its full-size passenger-car range into the Cutlass, producing the most powerful 442 that would ever hit the road. Rated at 365 HP at 5,000 RPM, the big 455 generated an impressive 500 lb-ft of torque all in at just 3,200 RPM to produce breathtaking acceleration second only to the LT1 Corvette. As this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible shows, it was also the most refined. The mechanical systems were rebuilt including the matching-numbers 455 CI V-8 engine, automatic transmission, rear end, suspension, brakes, steering and factory air conditioning, and many of its components, such as the power top frame, have been powder coated for looks and durability. While not the original color, this example’s Orange paint with white longitudinal stripes is a great match for the new Parchment interior and matching new soft top. Fitted with a twin-scooped fiberglass hood and vacuum-operated air cleaner, it also offers power steering and front disc brakes, Soft Ray-tinted windshield, bucket seats, a center console with Hurst Dual Gate shifter, padded sport steering wheel on a tilt column, 7,000 RPM tach and a pushbutton radio.
1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Matching numbers 455 CI engine
$ 17,200.00
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Matching numbers 455 CI engine
Automatic transmission
Power steering
Power brakes
Refinished in Hugger Orange with White longitudinal striping
Parchment interior
Bucket seats and center console
Factory air conditioning
Hurst Dual Gate shifter
Power convertible top
Pushbutton radio
The 442 reached its zenith in 1970 when, responding to withering criticism, General Motors finally lifted its ban on engines over 400 CI in its intermediate lines; Oldsmobile engineers immediately packed the 455 CI V-8 from its full-size passenger-car range into the Cutlass, producing the most powerful 442 that would ever hit the road. Rated at 365 HP at 5,000 RPM, the big 455 generated an impressive 500 lb-ft of torque all in at just 3,200 RPM to produce breathtaking acceleration second only to the LT1 Corvette. As this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible shows, it was also the most refined. The mechanical systems were rebuilt including the matching-numbers 455 CI V-8 engine, automatic transmission, rear end, suspension, brakes, steering and factory air conditioning, and many of its components, such as the power top frame, have been powder coated for looks and durability. While not the original color, this example’s Orange paint with white longitudinal stripes is a great match for the new Parchment interior and matching new soft top. Fitted with a twin-scooped fiberglass hood and vacuum-operated air cleaner, it also offers power steering and front disc brakes, Soft Ray-tinted windshield, bucket seats, a center console with Hurst Dual Gate shifter, padded sport steering wheel on a tilt column, 7,000 RPM tach and a pushbutton radio.

Additional information

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
Type: Convertible
Year: 1970
Doors: 2
Mileage: 150
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: White
Exterior Color: Orange
Vehicle Identification Number: 344670E117985
United States, Florida, Gainesville
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