Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
The 1970 Oldsmobile 442 is a true dream muscle car. So when you can find a coupe that has all the right faithful tribute looks, and at an affordable price that leaves some money in your pocket, then this one is just the ticket for the value-mined muscle car enthusiast.
Code-58 Burnished Gold is this coupe's original color, and it makes Olds/GM fans excited because the 442 often looked the best in this precious-metal hue. Today the bright paint has a bit of extra luster thanks to a professional respray. And speaking of shine, the newer bumpers have a great mirror-like appearance, and on the Olds coupes of this era that's particularly important. The front bumper gives this coupe the classic American appearance, and few companies were better at integrating the chrome rear bumper into the sheetmetal design than Olds. But we really know it's the aggressive details that have you hooked on this. The dual black hood stripes, correct badging, and the color-match large rear spoiler are great 442 touches. And Oldsmobile's iconic Rally II wheels.
From the moment you step inside, you can instantly tell this Olds has a dual luxury and a performance mission. This is best seen on the bucket seats. This has a great factory-style pattern that features durable vinyl for the high wear areas and comfortable cloth inserts around the lower and upper portions so you can wear shorts anytime. And in-between these is a sporty center console with a bold golden gearstick. There's plenty of period-correct luxury like the burled walnut dash appliqus and three pod-style stainless steel gauge faces. These go great with the upgrades like the wood and chrome steering wheel, auxiliary gauge trio, and AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input. It creates a total package that is vintage appeal and modern convenience.
Oldsmobile people know that a Rocket 350 cubic-inch motor is something very special. Olds manufactured their own V8 engines during this era, and they were quite different than the Chevy version. These golden blocks are beefy motors that have proven to be virtually indestructible out in the real world. And we always love to see a period-correct Rochester four-barrel carburetor allowing this V8 to inhale deeply. The Hooker Competition long tube headers contribute to the power increase as well as help make a meaner rumble out of the dual exhaust. But even with all the added attitude, this Olds doesn't lose its premium feeling. With features like power steering and the three-speed automatic transmission, there's an easy drive behind the aggressive appearance.
A great factory color, all the right 442 touches, and plenty of rumble from the V8 this is a total package kind of classic. So, if you're quick enough to grab it, your search for the perfect value-priced Olds is over. Call today!!!