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1970 Oldsmobile 442

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Jul 07, 2014
US $22,000.00
Approximately C $26,656.29(including shipping)
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Silverdale, Washington, United States
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Vehicle Specifics for 1970 Oldsmobile 442
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1970 Oldsmobile 442
VIN#: 34487Z100850
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  • The vehicle was manufactured prior to 1981.
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 34487Z100850
Year: 1970 Engine: 455
Make: Oldsmobile Drive Type: Turbo 400
Model: 442 Mileage: 127,700
Trim: Hardtop Vehicle Title: Clear

Very clean, solid & original 1970 442 with built up matching number 455, Turbo 400 'OG' code transmission and 3.23 'SF' code posi rear. Partial VIN stamp match confirmed on both the engine block & transmission case. Original large valve 'E' heads with new stainless valves and hardened seats installed at time of rebuild for use with unleaded fuel. Engine also has performance cam, aluminum roller rockers, forged pistons (9.7:1), race prepped rods & crank, full balance & blueprint, necessary oil system upgrades plus large capacity pump & pan, head port clean up, Performer intake, etc. Stock original W/Z exhaust manifolds. Also has hi-energy ignition system installed while still retaining original #1111982 Delco distributor. Transmission has been built with heavy duty clutches, pump, shift kit and 2200 stall convertor. All of the above is very street/highway friendly, but is much more durable and powerful than stock. It sounds great with the Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers, slightly choppy idle but not overly aggressive.

Black exterior (was originally special order color of Rally Red), excellent pearl white bench seat interior. A good used factory W25 ram air hood was added several years ago by the previous owner, along with the 70 only sport mirrors & optional 4-spoke sport steering wheel. Again, it is an original GM hood, NOT a reproduction. All other body panels are original to this car, including fenders, doors, trunk lid & quarter panels. Very, very solid, dry western body & frame. I've been all through it and it is truly rock solid. The floor pans are all perfect both top & bottom sides, the trunk pan is as well, plus it still retains it's original black/aqua factory applied trunk spatter-paint. The quarters are excellent & totally rot-free with just a small amount of filler on the right side, from a dent- not a crash. The doors are excellent all the way around and shut perfectly without slamming. The areas all the way around the front & rear glass is all excellent and the dash cowl area is perfectly clean (typical bad rot area on these A-body cars and expensive to repair correctly). The front fenders are the original 1970 flat inner ridge style which are also great but do need attention at the lower heels like most all do. They need patches but the mounting points on the bottom edges are structurally solid and won't need fabricating. There is no rust/rot in the rear tail panel or trunk lid either. The bumpers and all exterior trim is original (no reproduction stuff) and is in good shape for it's age, which coincides with the over all un-restored condition of the car. All the glass is great, even the windshield. The car was repainted/color changed about 22 years ago so it is showing age/wear but is still very presentable, just is NOT a show car, rather a clean cruiser for nice days and local cruise-in attention getter. It has scratches, dings, chips, some fading and is far from perfect. This is a car you get in and drive, enjoying the feeling & power, not a car to take home show trophies accompanied by the stress over every little bit of dust or any rock chips. If you are seeking a perfect appearing 70 442 for this kind of money then this most likely isn't the one for you. 

As far as the interior goes, it is very original & excellent. Only the carpet was replaced, plus some aftermarket gauges and a cd player having been installed under the dash in a custom made housing, which can easily be removed if not wanted. There was no cutting/butchering of the original dash assembly, which is all in beautiful original condition. None of the seats have ever been patched or recovered in any way, this is exactly how it was when I bought it. The interior has a great original feel to it, even the seat foam is still firm on the driver side.

About $7000 was spent by the previous owner on rebuilding the original engine/trans to far better than W30 spec's and the work was done by an Olds engine specialist so it is done correctly with all optimum clearances, etc.  Oldsmobile engines are finicky when it comes to proper clearances if you want them to last, mostly because of the very large crank journals and weak factory designed oiling system. All of these inherent shortcomings were addressed during the build and I have never been afraid to lean on it like I would with a completely stock Olds engine. It has always run excellent and has never let me down. I have the engine paperwork & dyno sheets for proof. It was dyno'd at 440 horsepower and a little over 500 ft/lbs of torque. The previous owner had the car for at least 15 years and I bought it from him in '08. I love this car and it is an absolute joy to drive, great performance, handles well, has a tight and solid feeling on the road and gets thumbs up everywhere.

Optioned with: 14x7 SS1 wheels, front disc brakes (plus aftermarket rear disc brakes), power steering, tilt steering column, in addition to options listed above (posi, hood, mirrors and steering wheel). Also included with sale are: stock iron intake, air cleaner, warm-up heat shroud & pipe, valve covers, factory brake master cylinder & vacuum booster, in case the new owner would like to switch back to 100% stock appearance under the hood. It could use a new set of tires at this point since the ones on the car are old and past their intended life span. The tread is good but they're showing some sidewall cracking from age. I tossed the Edelbrock carb that was on it when I bought the car and have since rebuilt & installed a nice 70 olds 455 Quadrajet for it instead. It has been re-jetted, fuel wells epoxy sealed and tuned to work well with the engine mod's. It made the engine run so much better, it is not the original part # Qjet however, but does look correct.

For what it's worth, this happens to be one of the very first 442's built at the Fremont plant for the 1970 model year and has an August 69 build date on the cowl tag, very low Fisher body # of 87 and very low vin # of 850. Just in the last couple of weeks I decided to drop the fuel tank in hopes of finding the car's build sheet (since I did not find one in the car's interior when I looked several years ago). Well I got lucky having found it still taped to the top of the tank and in beautiful condition! So the car is fully documented and the sheet shows the special order Dupont Rally Red paint request. It was shipped to a local Oldsmobile dealer up here in the Seattle area where it has been it's entire life. It has been VERY well preserved and garaged over the years, which has spared it from our wet winters without a doubt. Most cars of this vintage that I look at around here which have not been restored or well taken care of are full of rust because of the persistent rain, NOT this one!

I'm willing to help in any way I can with getting the car shipped but the new owner must make initial shipping arrangements and pay the shipper/transporter of their choosing. The car can remain here safely and securely until all is finalized and awaiting pick up. Under no circumstances will the car leave my possession until it is paid for in FULL, no exceptions! I have clear, unencumbered Washington State title in my name for a hassle free transfer of title to new owner. I've owned many 442's & Cutlass's over many years time and this is one of the best all-around cars I've had. Whoever buys this one will be very happy, just as I have been. I welcome a personal inspection of the car by you or someone on your behalf. Sorry but I'm not interested in trades and my price is firm as I believe it is a very nice 442 for the money. I can be reached at (360)692-7450 for any seriously interested parties who will most likely have additional questions. I do have additional photos and can take more of any specific area you request. One other thing - please don't hit the buy now button without having completely thought this through and hopefully have spoken over the phone, make sure you have the finances available at that time and already have permission from your significant other if that is the case. I see way to many cars relisted over & over again because deals fell through for whatever reasons, and I simply don't have time for that scenario, I'm sure you understand. Thanks for looking and taking the time to read through the entire ad!

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