$58,000 OBO… as of this writing this is the least expensive real 1970 442 convertible on the internet with matching numbers and the only Viking Blue/white/white color combination I could find
This 1970 442 Convertible is real with the 344 VIN prefix and numbers matching motor in it. 1970 was the pinnacle year for muscle cars.
The motor is 10.5 to 1 compression with an underrated 365 horsepower and a whopping 500 ft/lbs of torque. The car also has the optional original W-25 forced air induction hood scoop and original rebuilt Hurst Dual Gate Shifter. The transmission is a Turbo 400.
This car is driven only a handful of times on the best summer days and is kept under a custom fit Wolf Automotive cover. The car cover is included. The car is always kept clean, therefore; I never have to wash it with water. I use a leather chamois and spray wax only.
The previous owner has a body shop. He purchased the car in 1996 with 71,000 miles on it. I saw that on the title. He restored the car over a 5 year time frame, then kept the car in a climate controlled garage for the next 20 years only driving it 8,000 miles. The car had 79,000 miles on it when I bought it and now has 80,000. The car was originally Twilight Blue with a Blue interior. Car is now Viking Blue with a parchment color interior. Therefore, the visors, dash, seat belts, carpeting, trim, etcetera are blue like they should be. The car has painted stripes on the hood and sides under clear coat. No decals.
This car is a blast to drive. It is extremely comfortable and rides and handles like new. It has power front disc brakes, power steering and power top.
A photo history book of the car’s restoration is included.
Note: When I say “NEW”, this refers to the restoration of the car, except for maintenance items and where stated otherwise.
BODY AND PAINT
-The only replacement panels were the rear quarters and inner fender wells
-1 repaint with 2 stage Oldsmobile color VIKING BLUE urethane paint under multiple coats of clear
-Excellent gaps on doors, trunk fenders and rear quarters
-New bumpers, chrome and weatherstripping on doors, top, trunk, windows, etc.
-Original glass in excellent condition (passenger window overlaps rear window slightly)
-Car antenna is in tinted windshield (introduced in 1970)
-New door hinges. Doors open and close effortlessly with perfect fit
-New top with matching parade boot and glass back window
-Original fiberglass W-25 ram air hood (has stress crack at hold down- see photo)
-NOS chrome wheel opening mouldings
-Chrome door edge guards
-Dual sport painted mirrors
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
-Numbers Matching 455 cubic inch motor
-Edelbrock 750 CFM Performance carburetor and Performance aluminum manifold (original parts included)
-New battery with quick disconnect, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, PCV valve, belts, hoses, filters, etc.
-New welded all aluminum radiator (January 2023)
-Transmission flush with filter
-Recent oil change with 20w-50 high zinc motor oil required for cam and lube (400 miles back)
-Stock exhaust manifolds (new gaskets 6 months ago)
-Flowmaster 2.5” dual exhaust system with chrome trumpet exhaust tips
-Rebuilt Turbo 400 Transmission not #’s matching (previous owner still has it at his body shop and it’s still available)
-Original rebuilt Hurst Dual Gate (His/Her) Shifter. Provides safe and fun performance shifting
-Mallory Unilite electronic distributor and Mallory coil
-New heater core and hoses (6 months old)
-New high torque starter
-New valve cover gaskets (6 months old). Motor looked extremely clean
-Motor does not burn oil, starts right up, idles beautifully and runs like a top (however, I think the rear main rope seal leaks approximately 4 oz. in about 110 miles due to the irregular use of the car)
-Original factory bucket seats and console
-New parchment colored upholstery and interior
-New carpeting (last couple years), sill strips & Oldsmobile floor mats
-Speedometer was calibrated
-Gauges sent out for testing/repair and function properly
-After market old school DIN Alpine AM/FM/CD player installed by a previous owner
-Dual speakers mounted under dash. Kick plates and door panels not cut into
-All wiring was inspected and replaced as needed
-Sport steering wheel (N34 option)
-All lights, turn signals, wipers, horn, heat, blower motor, etc. work (rear courtesy lights never hooked back up during restoration)
-Original Dash pad in excellent condition
-Some kick panel vent controls never hooked back up during restoration
SUSPENSION AND DIFFERENTIAL
-All new front end parts including rebuilt steering box
-Newer coil-over rear shocks
-Newer front shocks
-Newer universal joints
-Newer stabilizer link bushings
-Rebuilt BOP 10 bolt posi-traction rear end with 3.55 gears and a recent fluid change
-New power brakes (all hardware including lines)
-New B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A’s (2 years old)
-New power steering pump, hoses and pulley (installed June 2022)
-New Oldsmobile SS1 five spoke wheels with trim rings
-Good spare on stock Oldsmobile wheel with brand new low clearance hydraulic jack
-FE2 road hugging performance suspension
I have priced this car very competitively. My name is Steve and you are welcome to contact me anytime with questions or concerns.
This 442 convertible is a high quality driver with a VERY VERY DESIRABLE COLOR COMBINATION and a NUMBERS MATCHING MOTOR. A 455 motor out of a 1975 Oldsmobile is rated at only 190 horsepower.
This car comes out of a previous long term 25 year ownership. Just 9000 miles have been put on the car since the restoration.
This car is super reliable. I cruise this car about 110 miles every time I take it out.
P.S. If not paying in cash, I will not send the title or release the car until all monies have cleared my bank account. Shipping of the car is the responsibility of the buyer and I will facilitate the move with your shipper if necessary
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