1970 Oldsmobile 442

Volo, IL

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Volo, IL



Year 1970
Mileage --
Engine 100
Doors --
Transmission Automatic
Make Oldsmobile
Model 442

442 1970

Title Status --
Exterior Color Matador Red
Interior Color Black


Same owner the last 18 years. #s match motor and trans. He did an extensive mechanical restoration less then 2,500 miles ago.

EXTERIOR: Professionally painted by high end shop- Brent Jarvis' Performance Restorations. He does them right, he does them to last. It is laser straight, panels fit right. No dents, bubbles or any issues with the body. The paint looks like liquid red. It is literally like looking into a red mirror. Stripes are painted to correct dimensions. Upfront the grills, bumper, emblems and all the chrome trim look new. It has a genuine Ram Air metal hood with fiberglass scoops. No stress cracks, hood pins are new. The new emblems are properly spaced. Has the correct sport mirrors for 1970 only and a spoiler on the trunk. The back bumper is rechromed and is notched for the trumpet exhaust tips. Has SS-1 wheels, a brand new set of center caps are included. BFGoodrich tires look to be in excellent shape. Has a white convertible top. Door jambs are clean, the metal lip on the bottom of doors are nice. Weather strips and window seals were replaced.

INTERIOR: In between the bucket seats is a console with a Hurst dual gate shifter, a really neat feature. I noticed all the interior lights work. Dash area is very nice, not beat up or cut. Has original am radio in the factory hole. Also has a sport steering wheel. Upholstery is all real good. Seats, door panels, carpet, looks very nice.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The 455 was completely rebuilt by "Fast Frank", a known Olds engine builder. Has comp camp, roller rockers. Carb was sent out east to be rebuilt and jetted to engine specs. Most components from the firewall forward are replaced. Upgraded Pertronix ignition, new radiator, alternator, Gm hoses and clamps, belts etc. Has the correct Ram air air cleaner assembly with a vacuum operated flapper and the heat riser tube is even still in place. The motor compartment is very neatly detailed. The motor is painted the correct blue. Firewall, brackets, brake booster look nice. Has correct "chicken" wire on the bottom of the hood.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It looks nice. Has a durable gray and aqua spatter finish paint. The well liner and weatherstrip was replaced. The jamb is painted real shiny.

UNDERSIDE: Most mechanical components were rebuilt or replaced. Front end was rebuilt- balljoints, bushings, tie rod ends etc. New quick ratio steering box. Bottom of the motor is spotless, painted correct blue. Starter and fuel pump were replaced. Original Turbo 400 auto trans was rebuilt and is spotless looking. U-joints were replaced. Has nicely bent exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. Has optional Rallye suspension which includes sway bars and boxed control arms. It also has a 12 bolt posi rear end. Brakes were redone, has disc in front. Hoses, lines, e-brake cables were replaced. The metal is clean original. Floors, braces, inner rockers are clean and painted semi gloss black.

I think this '70 442 with it's massive ram air scoops, stripes, spoiler, great colors has off the charts eye appeal. The Lamborghini of muscle cars. Restoration was done by experts in their fields. Someone will get a great car here!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.

Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.

Don't be intimidated, contact sales now for a no pressure, no hassle experience!

815 385 3644 9-5 central

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Ram air

Power steering

Power disc brakes

Power top

Dual gate shifter


Bucket seats

Rear spoiler


SS-1 wheels

Sport mirrors

Posi rear end


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