OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE
➢ Step (1) Correction Paint.
➢ Step (2) Polished Fine.
➢ Step (3) Spray Wax Ultra Finish.
We provide a change to this OldsMobile 442 Convertible; It had some superficial scratches that could be removed by 80%, for a very good result.
Work time: 2 days.
OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE OVERVIEW:
In 1970, Oldsmobile produced what would be the ultimate iteration of the 442 model. In response to new regulations, the company made its mighty 455-cubic-inch V-8 standard. This gargantuan engine produced 365 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to take on competitors in the American muscle-car war. Checking off the “W-30” option on the build sheet brought even more power by adding a performance-calibrated, four-barrel carburetor, improved air induction, a hotter camshaft, and a low-restriction exhaust system. Total claimed output for the 442 W-30 was a heady 370 horsepower.
To put all that power to the pavement and keep the chassis in check, the W-30 package included a close-ratio, four-speed manual transmission with 3.08:1 final drive ratio, an Anti-Spin rear axle, front disc brakes, sway bars fore and aft, and meaty, white-letter tires on 14-inch wheels. A fiberglass hood was also part of the W-30 package; it saved 18 pounds over the standard steel version and featured dual air intakes. Meanwhile, an aluminum intake manifold, differential carrier, and cover, plastic inner fender liners, and less sound-deadening material further reduced weight.
One more highlight in Oldsmobile’s most flamboyant year was the Indy 500 Pace Car package, as the company paced the Brickyard field on Memorial Day. The Y74 Indy 500 package was divided between 358 Convertibles and 268 Hardtops. Al Unser won the actual race and was given a convertible.