1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme/442 Convertible

1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

Technical specifications of Oldsmobile 442 1972

Price: -
Item location: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
SubModel: 2-Door Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1972
Mileage: 31,969
VIN: 3J67K2M118437
Color: Matador Red
Engine size: All Original Rocket 350 4-barrel Engine
Number of cylinders: V8
Power options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Convertible Top, Cruise Control
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Air bag system is not available
Options: Panasonic AM/FM Cassette Stereo, Tinted Windows, 442 Sport Steering Wheel, Remote controlled chrome side view mirror, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme/442 Convertible selling at "No Reserve"
If you have been looking for that classic muscle car investment to restore over the upcoming cold winter months then thisrareClassic Muscle CarConvertible just may be exactly what you have been looking for. This was not your father's Oldsmobile unless he was the cool Dad on the block and you were the lucky kid that got to drive in it and wave to all your friends. I don't know of any guys out there that wouldn'tlove a red 442 convertible. These 1970's muscle cars have incredible investment potential and have often been referred to as rolling bank accounts. Why not make your money work for you while you enjoy yourself at the same time? Remember! When the top goes down the price goes up!
This Olds does have the original numbers matching Rocket 350 4-barrel engine.I double checked the engine block numbersand they do match the vehicle identification number. The Rocket 455 decal is just a decal I had laying around, and looked better than the original Rocket 350 decal. The majority ofall the components on this engine are believed to be the original parts. Although the cruise control is an aftermarket addition.
This Convertible was purchased brand new at Snyder's Chevrolet/Oldsmobile Dealership in Napleton, Ohio back on October 1st, 1971 by a woman, so most likely the kids in the back seat had the cool Mom on the block in the 1970's. The gentleman I purchased the car from said this was an original one owner car that had only one repaint over 30 years ago. The last time this convertible was licensed and roadworthy was in 1989 according to the Ohio license plate on the rear bumper.
The seller I purchased this car from told me that the prior owner tried to convince him that the mileage is correct at a mere 31,969 original miles. I looked at the brake pedal and by the looks of the wear on the original brake pedal pad I do believe there is a slight chance that the mileage could very well be the original. Obviously there is no way to verify the mileage as 100% correct. I believe there is a good chance that it rolled over do to the condition of the body.
The interior looks in very nice original condition, and even all four of the original factory Oldsmobile floor mats are still present, so that slight chance on the mileage being accurate becomes more believable. The original mats are typically long gone on these cars.
The majority ofstates nowadays have mileage as exempt on the new title's issued on cars 10 years or older. The original 1972 Cutlass/442 owner's manual and the new car vehicle warranty pamphlet along with the original Protect-O-Plate are all included in the glove compartment. There is even a letter from the dealership. This sale is being made with a Wisconsin title that is open, clean, and clear issued in my name. These older classics that have survived for over 40 years are becoming harder and harder to find with each passing year.
All the body side panels seem to be original to the car, but the paint is definitely faded. I did not see any signs of this convertible being involved in any type of accidents. The entire body will need to be restored and freshened up with a new coat of paint. I am selling this car where every part and every piece on this car will need to be repaired, replaced, or restored to bring this car back to its former glory.
This car has the vented style hood, but a nice addition would be the dual scooped ram-air hood that can be found at a wide variety of muscle car suppliers for around $600 dollars. The passenger door has seen better days, so I am including a nice replacement passenger door in this sale that will be placed inside the trunk for shipment. The corners of the replacement door and the seam all along the bottom of the door is in very good condition, and that door comes complete with glass.
With each passing year it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find aMatador Red442 with a white interior and a white convertible top. Everyone who knows these cars knows this color and interior combination is one of the most difficult to find as well as one of the most popular and most desirable.
The options on thisOldsmobileinclude Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Convertible Top, 442 Sport Steering Wheel, Super Stock II wheels, Tinted Glass, and the original bench seat with the factory arm rest.
The convertible top seems to be the original and features theglass back window option, although it will need replacement. The top goes up and down very nicely through the switch on the dash. The original white California convertible top boot is also included inside the trunk. That can be placed over the convertible top whenthe topgoes down into the well liner behind the back seat.
Steering these carsis simply a delight with the 442 Sport steering wheel. These cars have finger tip control and drive down the road straight as an arrow. The silver trim around the dashboard is still in place. I didn't see any cracking anywhere on the dash and the dash pad still looks very good condition.
After I purchased this Olds I installed a brand new battery last week with new terminal ends. A brand new alternator and a brand new fuel pump were also just installed last week. This Rocket fires right up and runs great. There is nothing like cruising on a chilly day with the top down and the windows up with the heat blasting.
According to the OldsFaqs websiteonly 1,025 of the Cutlass Supreme/442 convertible models were made with an automatic transmission in 1972. They said whethera particularmodel is a real 442 or a converted Cutlass Supreme it is still considered to be like a real 442 if it is converted properly.I'll give a little background on the 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Cutlass S,and 442 models. Prior to the 1972 model year the vehicle identification numbers in all 442's started out with 344. That was the way to determine whether that specific car was ordered from the dealershipas a true442. This is easily verified by the OldsFaqs website that anyone can look up online. The 442 could be ordered as a separate model up until 1971. Oldsmobile decided to make the 442 an ordered option starting in 1972.
The OldsFaqs website made the statement that there is no such thing as a fake 442 in 1972. All 1972 442 convertible models started life as a Cutlass Supreme, since the 442 was an ordered option. Whether the car was factory ordered as a 442, or dealer installed, or a private owner installed all the 442 options, they are all considered Cutlass Supreme or Cutlass S bodies. This is why all 1972 442 convertibles have Cutlass Supreme on the glove box door, and all 442 hardtops have just plain Cutlass on the glove box door.
The front and the rear floor pans and the frame are all the originals on this car and crusty from sitting, so there will be some work to be done under the car. The black carpeting is believed to be original and still in rather good shape. I never had the car up on a lift, but I did jump on the floors with the top down and they seem to still be solid.
This Olds rides ona set of four 15" inch raised white lettered B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A belted tires on Super Stock II wheels painted to match the body cover. All four SS II wheels all have chrome lug nuts, all four center caps, and all four beauty trim rings.
This convertible has a 10-bolt rear-end,but I am unaware of the gear ratio. The original trunk floor will need some repair or replacement, but still has the original trunk floor mat in place with a full size spare tire. The originaljack, jack stand, bumper mount,and crow bar are all inside the trunk. This way if there is ever a mishap on the road with a quick tire change you can be back on the road in minutes.
Thesound system is an old school Panasonic AM/FM Cassette player that still sounds really good. The dash panel was never cut to make the aftermarket stereo fit. The next owner may like to replace the current stereo with an original Oldsmobile AM radio or a factory AM/FM and an original will still fit in the factory correct position if they so desire.
The Nada Classic Car Price Guide currently has the 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible with the Rocket 350/180 horsepower V8 L-34 option listed at $62,810 in high condition, which theyconsider an excellent overall vehicle that was completely restored, or an original vehicle showing very minimal wear. Note: This value does not represent a 100 point show car or a #1 vehicle. Those vehicles can reach much higher prices.
They have the average condition listed at $41,910, which theyconsider in good overall condition that could be an older restoration or a well maintained original vehicle that is completely operable. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out.They say an average condition car is considered a20-Footer!
Nada hasthe lowest condition value at $26,510 being considered a deteriorated restoration or a very poor restoration, but mostly usable "As-Is!" The lowest value does not represent a parts car, but would be considered as the price for a car needing a complete restoration.
The numbers don't lie! This Classic Convertible is a very valuable automobile if it is given the proper restoration!
This Oldsmobile is an investment that I believe will continue to rise as these cars haveshown toconsistently escalate in value with each quarter. What you see is exactly what you get! The last picture in this auction is a picture of a similar 1972 convertible that I previously restored to show what this car has the potential to look like. Here is a prime opportunity to acquire your dream car at a nominal price. Maybe this one is for the guy or gal that wanted one like the cool guy had in high school. After this car is restored this would be an idealconvertible to show up at the next high school reunion to prove how cool you still are.
I tried to list everything I know about this car when writing this description.If you feel I may have left anything out please ask as many questions as you like. Please make sure you have your funds in order prior to placing your bid. The PayPal deposit is due within 24 hours and the balance is to be paid in full within 72 hours.
This Classic Convertible is being offered for the very first time on a quick 5-day "No Reserve" auction and will sell to the highest bidder on Sunday evening at 8pm Eastern time, 7pm Central time, and 5pm Pacific time.
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