1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

There are those who claim that it was Oldsmobile that created the first muscle car when it stuffed its hot new fullsize Rocket V8 into its midsize model to create the Olds 88 and Super 88 series back in 1949. But it wasn’t until 1964 that Oldsmobile would return to the concept, encouraged by the success of the Pontiac GTO.

Oldsmobile was the first GM division to follow Pontiac’s lead, and began to offer fullsize muscle in its midsize Cutlass model. The package included the top engine available from Oldsmobile, a 330 cid V8 with the police package. It was named the 4-4-2 package, originally signifying the engine’s 4 barrel carb, 4 speed manual transmission, and dual (2) exhausts.

For 1968 the car got a total restyle to the familiar rounded panels, as the 442 became it’s own separate model. 1969 saw a few slight cosmetic changes to the 442. The W30 400ci engine cranked out 360hp and had a reported top speed of 122 mph. This car defines ’60’s American Muscle with it’s refined good looks, superior handling (for it’s era) and brutish V-8 powered strength.

VEHICLE: 1969 Oldsmobile 442
VIN: 344679Z102230
TRIM: 930
TOP: B – Black
MODEL NUMBER:69-34467 – Convertible

Fitted to this car; a NUMBERS MATCHING 400 CI 325 HP V-8 engine. The transmission is a factory 3-Speed automatic THM 400. The exterior has recently been repainted in the original blue and received new black striping. Interior and top are both black vinyl and remain in good overall condition. Factory options include Pwr. SteeringPwr. Brakes, Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Top and AM Radio with Eight-track player. The engine compartment is highly detailed as is the rest of the vehicle. Solid example, runs and drives like a real American Muscle Car should.

American Muscle, Olds 442 Convertible!