Top-Notch Muscle

Oldsmobile 442 W-30 By RK Motors
  • August 8, 2017
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This professionally restored 442, a fully documented car that stayed with its original owners for over 23 years, is easily some of the hobby’s most desirable metal!

Assembled in Lansing, Michigan during the fourth week of February, 1970, and sold through Aloha Motors of Honolulu, Hawaii, this awesome Olds is a lights-out classic that recently benefitted from a detailed, professional restoration. Prior to that 2014 reboot, conducted by Mike Mancini’s American Muscle Car Restorations Inc. of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the car spent 23 years with its original owner: A Navy veteran who traded up from a ’65 Corvette. And today, a mere 100 miles out of its rebirth, this 442 rolls as one razor-sharp coupe that mixes correct Twilight Blue 2-stage with correct Black trim and vivid W-30 war paint. Fling the resin hood and you’ll find 455 cubic inches of Rocket V8 that hangs a correct 396021F casting number over a matching partial VIN.

That massive mill fronts an original Muncie 4-speed, which spins power to an aluminum-capped 12-bolt axle. That smooth driveline hangs in a tagged FE2 heavy-duty suspension. Solid stops are provided by correct front disc and rear drum brakes. Turns come courtesy of an old school manual steering rack. And everything rolls on attractive Styled Steel IIs, which spin G70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports. Inside the car, you’ll find a Black Legendary interior that’s comfortable and correct. Correct bench seats ride opposite a wood-trimmed dash that features premium Rallye Pac telemetry. At the base of that dash, a slim boot frames a curved Hurst shifter. And in front of the driver, a Sport Steering Wheel laps a bright rocket emblem. Fast, handsome and ready to roll, this investment grade Olds is a top-notch classic that mixes a full ownership history with quality restoration and outstanding appeal.

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