1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible Recreation

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible Recreation

Technical specifications of Oldsmobile 442 1970

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Round Lake, Illinois, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
SubModel: Convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: W-30 Convertible Recreation
Year: 1970
Mileage: 32253
VIN: 342670340987
Color: Code 78 Burgundy Mist
Engine size: Oldsmobile Rocket 455 Big Block
Number of cylinders: V8 455
Power options: Power Steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Does Not Apply
Options: AM Radio, Bucket Seats, Console, Dual Gate Shifter, Tinted Glass, Super Stock I wheels, 442 Sport Steering Wheel, Factory Clock, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme/442 W-30 Convertible in beautiful Code 78 Burgundy Mist "Black Cherry" being sold at "No Reserve"

This was your Father's Oldsmobile if he were the cool Dad on the block back in the 1970's. If you don't get an adrenaline rush every time you fire a car up like this I'm afraid you'll have to see a doctor. 442 stands for 4-speed/4-barrel/Dual Exhaust! This very elegant looking Convertible was simply made to look like an awesome 442 W-30 specimen. The price of gas has fallen so now all the muscle cars can be driven daily without breaking the bank. Although these Big Blocks are rather thirsty.
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Opportunities like this don't come around very often. It is no great secret that the 1970 Cutlass Supreme/442 Convertible has more than doubled in price over the last decade. This is a rare genuine 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible that was ordered from the factory in the extremely rare code 78 Burgundy Mist as proven through the data plate. A true 442 Convertible has a vin number that starts with 344 to prove it is a real 442. That is the way to verify these cars came from the factory ordered as a genuine 442 convertible. The vin number on this car starts with 342. I'm sure most Cutlass/442 guyswill tend to agree that it is very rare to find one in Burgundy Mist. 1970 has proven to be one of the most expensive and highly sought after years to acquire from the pinnacle of the muscle car era with the highest investment value. There plain and simply are not many left in existence.
Everything will be explained that was learned from the previous owner who had this convertible in storage covered the entire time he owned the car during the winter months or when he was not driving it on hot summer days. I've only had the pleasure to enjoy it for the past year and a half, but I've always had it covered in my garage as well.
This Big Block Rocket 455 engine was completely rebuilt about 2 years ago with just over 10,000 miles on the motor since it was rebuilt. The Rochester 4-barrel Quadrajet carburetor was freshly rebuilt within the past year and sits on top of an Edelbrock Performer 455 aluminum intake manifold. The driveshaft was rebuilt with new U-Joints. The awesome steel framed W-25 ram-air hood still has the primary hood pull and the secondary hood latch that both work well, but the chrome twistdowns make absolutely certain that this ram-air hood will never fly up on a driver at high speeds. On top of the quadrajet carburetor is a genuine GM ram-air induction air cleaner with a new foam seal. This Rocket 455 does have the proper 396021 F casting numbers, but has not been verified to be the numbers matching original Rocket Big Block 455 that came with the car from the factory. This convertible drives nice and straight down the road with finger tip control steered by the cool 442 4-spoke steering wheel. All of the front suspension has been gone through with newer tie-rods, stabilizer links, a newer front stabilizer with new stabilizer bushings. All four shocks and springs were replaced within the last few years. There is a newer master cylinder with new brake lines in the rear, so with the power front disc brakes this car stops well. There is a newer fuel pump and a newer water pump. There is also a newer 4-core radiator to keep this Big Block Rocket running cool. All the correct Cutlass/442 W-30 decals were placed in the proper locations that came throughout these models from the factory before they hit the showroom floor back in 1970. This Rocket Big Block 455 engine was changed over to electronic ignition, so it starts right up and runs great with a newer battery.
There are high performance Hooker headers coming off both sides of this Big Block Rocket 455 with newer 3" inch exhaust pipes attached to newer dual Flowmaster mufflers that makes this Big Block sound wicked to say the least. The front and the rear bumpers are new aftermarket triple plated chrome replacements. The expensive cool chrome dual pair of sport mirrors are metal not plastic. The balance of the chrome is in driver's quality condition or better including all four wheel opening moldings. The rear-end is believed to be the original 12-bolt, but I am unsure of the gear ratio.
The paint work was done several years ago in the original factory ordered color of the beautiful Code 78 Burgundy Mist, so this droptop can easily turn into the local favorite around town or at local car shows. This car maintained its original paint and has received only one single repaint. The rear quarter panels were replaced at the time of the fresh paint work. The majority of Muscle Car enthusiasts consider this stunning color as Black Cherry. You would be hard pressed to find another one just like it in this color combination. There will be endless compliments coming to whoever is the lucky new owner of this rare classic.
The fenders on this carare original 1970 fenders with no groves in the fender gutters unlike the 71-72 model year fenders that have little bumps on the fender gutters. The fenders, doors, and trunk lid are all believed to be original to this body. The gaskets around the doors are okay, but I wanted to upgrade to a new pair. There are a brand new pair of the correct rubber door gaskets included in the trunk. I just didn't get around to installing them.
The floors are all solid and the frame looks in nice condition. The carpeting looks like it was replaced at some point, because its in very nice condition with a newer set of fourblack carpetedfloor mats. The front bucket seats were recently professionally reupholstered, so they should be nice and comfortable for many years to come. In fact the entire interior looks in very nice condition. The dash board is in very nice shape with no cracking and an original AM radio is still in the dash. The radio will need to be hooked up, but at least this dash was never cut up like was typically done back in the day to fit aftermarket stereo's. There is a pair of brand new Sony 6x9 speakers installed on the sides of the rear seat area. This way if the new owner wants to install an upgraded stereo the music will be able to be heard with the top down. The new stereo system will be left up to the winning bidder.
Inside the drivers door still possesses the original blue General Motors manufacturer decal with the majority of the vin number still in tact showing this car was built in May of 1970. The convertible top is in very good condition with no rips or tears, and does have the back glass window option. There is plenty of time to drive around with the top down this fall yet. I know winter is on its way, but spring will be right around the corner just in time for plenty of top down cruising. There is a newer California black boot cover in the trunk to place over the top when the top goes down into the well. The top well liner and the top padding were all replaced at the time the top was changed about 3 years ago, so this top should stay nice for many years to come.
This Burgundy Beauty sits on a set of four Goodyear Eagle ST P225/70R14 inch raised white lettered steel belted radial tires with nice tread mounted on 14" inch Super Stock I wheels. All four wheels have all four bolt-on center caps,all fourbeauty trim rings, and all new chrome lug nuts. The trunk area has a brand new trunk gasket that was installed last week. The trunk floor looks in nice shape which was coated with A/C Delco black and aqua spatter spray to have it appear like it came out of the factory. There is a brand new trunk mat on the trunk floor that has a nicely restored jack, jack stand, and crow bar sitting on top of the new trunk mat. Also included in the trunk is a full size Super Stock I spare wheel with a brand new Copper Cobra raised white lettered spare tire that still has the removable blue paint on the raised white letters.
This Oldsmobile came from thefactory with power front disc brakes. It is very rare to find a classic convertible with this many factory options that include: tinted glass, power steering, power front disc brakes, bucket seats, console with the cool dual gate shifter also referred to as a his and hers shifter. This Olds was factory ordered with the air conditioning option, but does not function at this time. The air compressor is still on the engine, but getting the a/c controls functioning will be up to the new owner. Many of these convertible were not ordered with air conditioning back in those days, so that is always a nice option to have available on these classic muscle cars.
This Olds is being sold with a clear title issued from the State of Illinois in my name. The actual mileagestated on the odometer reads just over 32,000 miles, so it is to be assumed that it may have rolled over once. There is no way to verify the mileage as original, although nowadays the mileagecomes upexempton a new change of ownership title when a car is more than 10 years old in most states.
Included in the glove box is the original Oldsmobile Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme/442 owner's manual that came with the car back in 1970. The cover has some stains, but the inside of the manual is near pristine. These older classics that have survived for nearly half a century are becoming harder and harder to find. Remember! When the top goes down the price goes up!
The Nada Classic Car Price Guide currently hasa genuine1970 Oldsmobile442 Convertible with a Rocket 455 engine with the air conditioning option listed at $138,600 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.
Nada has the average condition value at $95,760 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 has the lowest condition valued at $55,560 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 Nada numbers are typically precise! This Classic 1970 Oldsmobile Convertible is a very valuable classic muscle car. Why not enjoy the same exact looking muscle car for a nominal investment. When these cars go to live auction even as recreations and run on a Star Car Saturday at the Mecum Auctions or on a Super Car Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Auctions they can bring some serious return on your investment. The last picture shows what a simple hardtop can sell for at live auction with the same color combination.
Whatever this classicgenuine 1970 Big Block Rocket 455 Convertible with the cool dual gate shifter sells for in this quick "No Reserve" 5-day auction is a win/win investment. This is not a Barrett-Jackson museum quality show piece by any stretch of the imagination, but does present itself very well as shown in the pictures. This 1970 Cutlass Supreme/442 W-30 convertible look-a-like is being sold as a nice daily driver type of Classic Muscle Car. What you see is exactly what you get!
This Oldsmobile is an investment that I believe will continue to rise as these Cutlass Supreme and 442 model'shaveconsistently shown to escalate in value with each quarter. Here is a prime opportunity to acquire your dream car at a nominal price. This description may be a little long winded, but everything was described as accurately as possible, so every potential bidder can make the most informed decision prior to confidently placing their bids.If you feel anything may have been left out please ask as many questions as you like. They will be answered in a timely fashion.
The deposit is required within 24 hours and the balance is due within 72 hours. The title will be sent out by U.S. Priority Mail to the winning bidder after the funds are clear. This classic is being offered at "No Reserve" on a quick 5-day listing. It will sell to the highest bidder on Sunday evening at 5:00pm Pacific, 7:00pm Central, or 8:00pm Eastern time depending on your location.
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