I am looking to sell my 1968 Oldsmobile 442. This car was Canadian built and spend almost all its life in Canada. Oldsmobile fans will know that the GM plant in Canada kept records of all the options that came with the cars out of the factory and that information can (and already has) been pulled for this car and is listed below.
I have had to do no work to this car except enjoy it. The previous owner saved this car about 4 years ago from rusting away and did everything.
D55 M40V 29
68 34487 05(S)312747
940. 2-1-5. CGG
Vehicle Identification Number: 3448781111XXX.
Vehicle: 1968 Oldsmobile 442. Floor mats, cool
Trim: 940 - Black Buckets
Paint: G- Willow Gold Metallic
Stripe: C - Provincial White.
Production Plant: Oshawa Ontario Canada
Production Date: January 10, 1968
Shipping Date: January 11, 1968
Model Number: 34487 - 442 - 2dr holiday coupe
Engine: 400 CID 325 HP 4bbl Rocket V8
Engine Number: 8243162 (this was the old block info, not the current 455)
Dealer: Ross Wemp Motors Ltd., Rexdale Ont
Number Produced for sale in Canada (same model number only) 1,070.
RPO Code Description
AS1 - SEAT BELTS: FRONT SHOULDER HARNESS
A81 - HEAD RESTRAINT - SEATBACK
B32 - MATS: FRONT FLOOR
B33 - MATS: REAR FLOOR
D55 - FRONT COMPARTMENT FLOOR CONSOLE
J52 - BRAKES: FRONT DISC
M40 - TRANSMISSION: 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC (THM 400)
N34 - STEERING WHEEL: CUSTOM SPORT
N40 - POWER STEERING
PW8 - TIRE: F70-14-4 PR - RED STRIPE
U29 - LAMP: COURTESY, INSTRUMENT PANEL
U63 - RADIO: AM PUSHBUTTON
U80 - AUXILIARY SPEAKER REAR
Z49 - MANDATORY CANADIAN BASE EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS
The engine in it now is a rebuilt 455 with Ga Heads. The original 400 blew a piston in 1972(ish) and was replaced by the factory. The replacement 400 did not have a serial number etched into it so retaining it did not seem worth it. The rear fenders were replaced along with the trunk floor plans to ensure rust would not remain on the car. The front disc breaks were rebuilt along with the 4bbl carb. The seat covers were replaced with brand new ones along with the bumpers. The has a TH400 automatic transmission and 3.08 gear ratio. Paint was completely redone to its original Willow Gold.
Pictures of the entire restoration process can be found on the link below. Please review them to see the original condition and how it looks now and to learn more about the car. There is also a little information about the owner history which is nice.
Over 100 pictures of the car can be found on the links below.
If you have any questions or would like close up pictures of any particular places, please contact me. I maybe interested in other 1970-1972 driver quality Cutlass/442s for trades if available. I will try to be as prompt as possible in my responses.
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