1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible
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When it comes to 60's era muscle cars, there is something very special about the Oldsmobile 442, something about the way it feels to drive, the massive torque that it delivers, the way it seems so much tighter than a Chevelle or a GTO. Oldsmobile muscle cars are very special indeed, and this is an extraordinary example with its rare numbers matching 400cid V8 engine, 4-barrel carburetor, 3-speed automatic transmission, and a binder stocked full of paperwork. Originally produced in the Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, this A-body car has had a complete rotisserie restoration with an extreme attention to detail. Car is loaded with options including rare factory air conditioning, quick-ratio power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, and a power convertible top, and more.
Pop open the hood and nestled inside the beautifully detailed engine bay is the original numbers matching 400 ci Rocket V8 with 62,575 original miles. Of course, it carries the correct 396026G casting number as well as the correct 33M377282 partial VIN stamped engine number meaning this is the original motor this car was born with.
The factory correct (Code A) Ebony Black paint is perfect and looks like it's a mile deep. It's accented with beautiful, hand-painted, burgundy pinstripes to match the correct burgundy interior. All of the chrome, stainless trim, emblems, etc., is in show condition. The power top works flawlessly as well as the power windows. The fully restored trunk is correctly outfitted with fresh spatter paint, a new hound's-tooth mat and correct spare tire and jack. The car comes with brand new wheels just purchased from Coker Classic as well as a new convertible top and an upgraded JVC CD AM/FM radio head unit. If that's not your style, the original radio faceplate is included in the sale.
1968 was the first year for side marker lights and the last year for vent windows on hardtops and convertibles. It was also the year for the unique rear bumpers with exhaust cutouts and special exhaust tips. This 442 is a GREAT top-down driver car for this coming summer car show season.
Whether you're searching for a pristine classic that can double as an investment, a cool car to drive and enjoy or a trailer queen to win trophies with, this phenomenal 1968 442 won't disappoint. Highly original and highly documented, it's a super cool muscle car that's poised to gain value by the year. If you're an emphatic Oldsmobile collector or serious muscle car fan who wants something a little different, you simply can't go wrong with this rare rocket!
3 = Oldsmobile
44 = 442 V8 (1968)
67 = 2-door Convertible
8 = 1968
M = Lansing, MI Assembly Plant
377282 = Sequence Number
COWL TAG DECODE:
05B = Time Built Code: May (05) 2nd week (B)
68-33667 = 1968 (68), 442 High Performance V-8 Convertible
LAN = Lansing, MI Assembly Plant
381259 = Unit Number
TR 945 =Trim Color is Burgundy
A-2 = (A) Ebony Black Paint (2) Black Folding Top
400 ci - V8