Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 convertible is one of those cars that's hard to classify but easy to like. Very rare, big block Olds V8 power, lots of space, and a great look all add up to a car that gets a lot of attention without breaking the bank. If you're reading this and the car appeals to you, call now, because we can almost guarantee that someone else is thinking the same thing you and it won't be here if you wait.
Not some restomod mash-up, merely a clean, straight classic ragtop that's had lots of work put into it throughout the years. The intermediately sized 442 Cutlass has great proportions and is just the right size for fun today. Grab some buddies and hit the road, there's room for everyone, but it's especially sporty at the same time. The slick Saffron Yellow paint is a sophisticated and subdued finish, and it looks fantastic on the chiseled Olds body. Note the kick-up behind the door that makes the rear quarters look like they're coiled and ready to spring, the subtle flares around the wheel well openings, and the simple hood that eschews scoops and stripes for simplicity. It's just as straight as it looks in photos, and clearly it's lived a good life, which is another reason you shouldn't wait to call; clean cars like this just don't grow on trees, you know. Chrome is also fairly good throughout the car, with a lot of it likely original to the car, and overall the droptop has an outstanding look that's neither over-the-top show car nor a beat-up wallflower. Add in the black vinyl convertible top and aggressive muscle-car stance, and you've got one beautiful droptop 442 Cutty.
No disappointments inside, either. There are twin buckets with beautiful black upholstery, a few tasty upgrades, and a performance vibe that's also very grown-up. The seats offer reproduction seat covers that give it a very sporting look that neatly blurs the line between custom and OEM, along with fresh black carpets. Polished metal accents give it an upscale feel, and the original gauges in the stock housings give it a racy look. The factory A/C blows nice and cold and an older AM/FM/Cassette stereo head unit is in place in the dash, but could use an upgrade while the black power convertible top remains in very good condition with a clear rear window.
The only motor you could get in your 442 was a 400 cubic inch V8, running right up against GM's 400-cubic-inch limit for intermediate cars, and the E-code 442-specific motor (casting: 390925) in this convertible is a rare sight to see. The big Olds V8's calling card is torque, and it gets this handsome coupe moving without ever working hard, barking out a wonderful baritone from the twin trumpets out back. Patina red paint makes the 442's engine look special and options like power steering and factory A/C make it easy to drive even with all that cast iron over the front end. A 3-speed manual transmission was standard and seems like the right choice in a luxury-themed muscle car like this, and it feeds a tough 10-bolt rear end out back. The 14-inch 442 wheels are the perfect choice on a car like this and have been fitted with a set of 205/75/14 redline radials.
We really like this 442 Cutty a lot. It's attention-getting without being too flashy and it backs it up with solid performance. Call today!
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