Long, powerful, and sophisticated – that's what makes this 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible instantly appealing. But when you see that you can have a nicely presented numbers-matching (rare) droptop then you know you're looking at a fleeting opportunity to grab something special.
Really take some time to look over this car because it's worth attention. 1968 was a brand new year for these muscle cars. No longer just a Cutlass package, the 442 was a standalone beast that celebrated its independence with one of the most intimidating designs of the 60s. Sure, it still carried much of the same overall appearance its Olds A-body siblings, but the flared fenders, rounded rear, and the silhouette-hugging trim line all looks so much better in muscle car form. Plus, it just makes for a sinister machine when you have that dark grille with the bold 442 badging in the middle of the wide dual headlight housings. As a true Oldsmobile, this never loses its premium touches, and it's seen on the plenty of bright trim. Very few companies integrated the chrome bumpers into the overall design better than Olds. Plus, the correct P-2 Silver Green paint was given a nice respray later in life for a proper clearcoat luster. The sporty nature always shines through on this car with details like the sport hood, large dual exhaust tips, and color-matched Olds Super Stock wheels.
Another one of those great premium details is the burgundy pinstripe on the outside. And when you take the black roof down you're going to love it even better, because it matches the factory-correct burgundy interior. This is such a distinctive color combo inside and out that you'll love telling people this car was born this way. You'll also love the classic touches like the AM/FM radio. This has room for everyone, but the driver is always the most important. That's why this is a bucket seat car with a center console and floor-mounted shifter. You'll love the three-spoke sports steering wheel, and beyond that, the triple pod gauges in the dash look like they came from a European sports car. Plus, with power windows and a power convertible top, you'll never have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed comfort to a full wind-in-your-hair experience.
You're looking at the numbers-matching V8 in this American muscle icon. Part of the fun of owning a '68 is getting to tell the story about how the 400 cubic-inch motor was the maximum GM would allow in its production intermediates at the time. This one looks terrific with the distinctive valve covers and 442 air topper, and an overall tidy setup that signals this has been given proper care. The mighty V8 inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, and exhales with a sweet sound out of the rumbling dual exhaust. As a true Oldsmobile, this is built to balance the power and comfort. That's why you have a strong and smooth TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. Plus, there's power steering, power brakes, and sway bars front & rear.
The sale come complete with maintenance records and the service manuals. Considering they made less than 5,150 of these nearly a half-century ago, you're looking at rarity wrapped in desirability. Call now!