1969 Oldsmobile 442

Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN

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Lavergne, TN



Year 1969
Mileage 16871
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Oldsmobile
Model 442

442 1969

Title Status --
Exterior Color Trophy Blue
Interior Color Black


Sometimes we buy a drop-top classic because we want to see everyone else smile as we drive by... but we bet the only looks this one gets are long stares of pure jealousy. It\'s a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible that was carefully built over two decades to be extra sleek, extra clean, and absolutely mean. So check out everything from the professionally-built 496 big block to the undercarriage that looks fresher than factory.

This drop-top looks beautiful, but people may just be interested more in its history. There is a large receipt binder, and the first page tells the tale of this Olds being rescued from a Texas field in 1986. The next 20+ years would be about one man doing a meticulous restoration, and he even made sure a professional shop did the finish work. So you have a labor of love that also has seen professional investments. And since this car has seen the best of everything, its subsequent owners have treated it with the highest respect. In fact, since this has an award-worthy presentation, it seems only right that the factory-correct color is called Trophy Blue. It has a beautiful radiance in the sunlight to make sure that this smooth finish shows off the sleek curves of this Olds. And this one really does get the best details right with the mirror-like chrome bumpers, a taut-fitting soft top, and the racing stripes painted on for a sharp-looking permanence. Plus, the 1969 model is coveted for having the trim line that starts at the headlights and highlights the body\'s wave-like silhouette all the way to the tail lights. But there\'s more here than just classic excellence. This is a real-deal 442, and it enhances that performance attitude with details like the polished Torq Thrust wheels. And we especially love how you can see the red calipers peeking out from the ones, and the rear is much meatier for a very powerful stance. So this car shows off style and substance all at the first glance.

For the same reason we like the look of the black roof against the dark black paint, you\'re going to love the look of the full black interior. It\'s beautifully done with detailed Oldsmobile upholstery, clean door panels, a smooth dash, and cool 442 floor mats done in blue to coordinate with the exterior. The idea here was to take it back to the original style, and so you\'ll even love the little things like the working classic AM/FM radio, smooth walnut-like wood trim, and all the interior lights that greet you when the door opens. And because this is premium Olds, you also have the desirable luxury duo of power windows and a power convertible top. And as a true 442, this speaks to your enthusiast\'s heart with front bucket seats, a floor shift center console, auxiliary readouts, and a classic three-spoke steering wheel. And not only were the sporty round gauges restored to a jewel-like shine, but also the clock even works to give you a proper tic-toc-tach!

Under the hood is a beautiful presentation for a beast of a motor. So the dark and tidy inner walls really know how to put the clean and shining V8 on display. That\'s a good thing because Olds fans know those Mondello valve covers mean a lot. It means professional parts in this professional motor build, and the spec sheet we have says this is a 455 cubic-inch V8 enlarged to 496ci total. It was further enhanced and fortified with an Eagle crankshaft, Eagle H-rods, forged pistons using 12.5:1, a Comp Cams roller camshaft, Crane roller rockers, an Edelbrock Air Gap intake, and topped with a newer Holley 850 double-pumper four-barrel carburetor. There are also good supporting components, like a Holley electric fuel pump, an electric fan, and a Mach serpentine belt system. Plus, headers add even more power while feeding the custom mandrel-bent 3-inch custom X-pipe dual exhaust. It\'s a strong runner, and it\'s said the odometer reflects the mileage on the motor. The undercharge photos look amazing, and so you can see all the clean upgrades like the poly bushings, strong rear arms, thick sway bar, and Moser diff cover. And it\'s a solid all-around driver with a stoutly rebuilt TH400 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and Baer front discs with drilled & slotted rotors.

The sale comes complete with a detailed file of build receipts, maintenance records, restoration photos, and the car\'s story. There\'s also a car cover, factory wheels, and other desirable components. You even get the correct 442-style rear bumper in case you want to add it back. This was altered because the larger exhaust pipes did not fit into the classic 442 notched design. That\'s just another detail that really helps you understand just how much thought went into this passion project. It\'s why this car has no equal, and it\'s also why you don\'t want to miss your opportunity to own it. Call today!!!


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