You're looking at a real-deal code-44 1971 Oldsmobile 442 that has everything from a distinctive original color combo to a loaded A/C interior. And with the true ram air hood force-feeding the big 455 V8 underneath, this is a head-turner with head-snapping power.
Code-43 Lime Green is this car's original color. And according to the consignor, this is the same paint the Lancing factory applied 47 years ago. So while there are some signs of use, we'd all love to look this good after nearly half a century on earth – it even appears to have the original dealer tag on the trunk! Not only should the survivor paint make Olds/GM fans excited, but also it will gain attention because this color was also a one-year offering. This 442 looks the aggressive part of a muscle car with the fastback profile and flared fenders, ram air hood, and twist lock hood pins. The Olds Super Sport wheels are a must on a proper 442, and the intricate white stripes do a great job of highlighting the car's most muscular pieces. But this is also a premium Oldsmobile, and so it balances out these intimidating features with form-fitting chrome bumpers and a nice white vinyl top that matches the rest of the trim.
It's not just that this one retains its factory-correct green vinyl interior, but also the desirability comes from the handsome button-pattern buckets that instantly attract so much attention. Of course, as an Olds, there's plenty of burled walnut applique on the dash, door panels, and console. It does a very nice job of adding a Olds-level premium character to the interior. In fact, speaking of premium, this one has a ton of desirable features, including power locks, tilt steering column, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo. You've also got a power windows and upgraded R134a air conditioning blowing cold. So that means you never have to leave the driver's seat to show off this hardtop profile, and when you do, you can stay as cool as you look – even in the summer!
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see – a 455 cubic-inch V8. There has been a ton invested in this newer block, including forged pistons, ARP bolts, a new camshaft, and roller rockers ($5k was invested in the motor alone in 2012.) Those great hood scoops feed the massive air cleaner, and below that is a four-barrel carburetor. The upgraded power makes a great rumble out of the dual exhaust. So it's a coupe with 400+ cubic inches, four-barrel carb, and dual exhaust – a true '71 Olds 4-4-2. The TH400 three-speed automatic is stout enough to handle all this big power and torque. More than just brute force, made sure this maintains its comfortable cruising Olds status. So the front end was rebuilt in 2017. Plus, with power steering, sway bars front & rear, and front disc brakes, this Olds delivers on its mission to be both powerful and comfortable.
The sale comes with a ton of the right paperwork, including the original warranty card, owner's manual, title documentation, service manuals, maintenance records, and restoration receipts. This 442 is the ideal mix of preserved where you want it and restored to be a strong runner. So when something this unique is up for grabs, you don't want to let it slip away. Call today!!!