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1970 Oldsmobile

442

The 1970 Olds 442 was the pinnacle of performance from Oldsmobile. GM dropped the regulation of no more than 400ci, so Olds responded with the Olds 455 V8 as the standard engine! Output was 365 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque with a 370 hp variant available with the W-30 option.

With the new engine and revised styling, the Indianapolis 500 came knocking requesting pace car services.

The W-30 package included a fiberglass hood with functional hood scoops and low-restriction air cleaner, aluminum intake manifold, special camshaft, cylinder heads, distributor, and carburetor.

A Rallye 350 model became available and not only came with the smaller 350ci, it also had an extremely unique look. The body was painted a bright Sebring Yellow, and both the wheels and the bumpers were the same color. Orange and black accents were added to the hood scoops and trunk-lid spoilers of the car.

To distinguish a 442 as a 1970 look for vertical bars in silver grille, rectangular parking lights in front bumper, and vertical taillights.



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Performance Specs

Available Engines
Rally 350

350ci

1x4bbl

310 hp

490 lb-ft

W-30

455ci

1x4bbl

370 hp

500 lb-ft

Standard V8

455ci

1x4bbl

365 hp

500 lb-ft

Transmissions
  • 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio
  • 3-Speed Turbo Hydra-Matic
  • 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio
  • Heavy-Duty 3-Speed Manual
Engine
0 to 60 MPH
Quarter Mile
Source

455ci/370hp

n/a

13.9 sec @ 103.2 mph

HC

455ci/370hp

n/a

14.2 sec @ 95.37 mph

MCR 12/95

Paint & Color

Exterior Colors

Ebony Black

Porcelain White

Platinum Poly

Azure Blue

Astro Blue Poly

Twilight Blue Poly

Reef Turquoise Poly

Aegean Aqua Poly

Aspen Green Poly

Sherwood Green Poly

Bamboo

Sebring Yellow

Nugget Gold Poly

Galleon Poly

Burnished Gold Poly

Copper Poly

Rally Red

Matador Red

Burgundy Mist Poly

Interior Colors

Black

Lt. Blue

Dark Green/Dark Olive

Gold

Pearl

Production Numbers

Total

22,877

Sports Coupe

1,688

Hardtop Coupe

14,709

Convertible

2,933

Rallye 350

3,547

Total Production

45,754

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