1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Documented Numbers Matching Body Off Restored 442 W-30 455 V8 4 Speed
Stock #
135844
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
455 V8
Exterior Color
Ebony Black
Interior Color
Black
Miles
73396

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Why Buy
  • Original 455 cubic inch Rocket V8 / 370 horsepower
  • Correct heavy-duty suspension / 14-inch Styled Steel wheels
  • Correct Black, bucket seat interior
  • Sale includes: An original Build Card / Restoration photos / Restoration receipts
  • Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
  • Factory power steering / Correct front disc and rear drum brakes
  • The beneficiary of a body-off, rotisserie restoration that was completed in the Fall of 2016
  • Date-correct 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.90 gears
  • Correct Ebony Black paint / Red stripes
  • Authentic 442 / Authentic W25 induction

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a body-off, rotisserie restoration that was completed in the Fall of 2016
  • Authentic 442 / Authentic W25 induction
  • Original 455 cubic inch Rocket V8 / 370 horsepower
  • Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct Ebony Black paint / Red stripes
  • Correct Black, bucket seat interior
  • Sale includes: An original Build Card / Restoration photos / Restoration receipts
  • Date-correct 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.90 gears
  • Factory power steering / Correct front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Correct heavy-duty suspension / 14-inch Styled Steel wheels

In the golden age of American muscle, the 442 was the ultimate option for sophisticated enthusiasts. And today, when you’re looking to grab a piece of Detroit’s finest iron without closing out your retirement, a numbers-matching Oldsmobile is one of the smartest purchases on the market. There’s no reason a blue chip classic should cost more than the mortgage on your house. And there’s ABSOLUTELY no reason spending six figures of your hard earned money shouldn’t get you a distinguished head turner like this incredible W30. The beneficiary of a body-off, rotisserie restoration that was conducted by a seasoned 442 expert, this striking Olds pairs an original, 455 cubic inch Rocket V8 with an original Muncie 4-speed and correct Black on Black aesthetics. And if you’re the kind of gearhead who likes to take their metal to the show, it’s the lust worthy trophy king you’ve been devoutly saving for!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled in Lansing, Michigan during the second week of January, 1970, this awesome 442 is a stunning classic that’s been painstakingly restored to a factory-correct appearance. During that body-off, rotisserie rebuild, the car’s solid profile was decked in correct Ebony Black base, trimmed with sinister stripes and sealed in glossy clear. And today, this Oldsmobile rolls as one razor-sharp coupe that mixes minimalist looks with a no-nonsense demeanor.

Like all second-generation A-bodies, the 442 continued to get better year after year. The car’s clean, boxy lines were no doubt a play on its parent division’s engineering leadership within the GM hierarchy, and the resulting design continues to weather exceptionally well. At the front of this coupe, a 442-specific grille centers monochromatic “442” lettering between stainless-trimmed T3 headlights and a bright chrome bumper that’s finished with clear parking lamps. At the top of that grille, a correct ram air hood anchors slick lanyards in front of chip-free glass, which rides behind straight stainless frames. At the sides of that hood, polished door handles and color-keyed sport mirrors perfectly complement clean marker lamps, dent-free wheel rings and bold “442 W-30” fender lettering. And at the back of the car, an angled decklid hangs a large wing above a second chrome bumper, correct exhaust tips, silver-trimmed taillights and more monochromatic “442” lettering.

ENGINE

It’s not immediately apparent why this Olds’s body carries so much sizzle; that is, until you see what’s under its hood. Twist the locks, fling the resin and you’ll find 455 cubic inches of original Rocket V8 that hang a correct 396021F casting number above a matching 248501 partial VIN. Stomp the throttle and a big 4-barrel carburetor mixes juice from leak-free fuel lines with wind that’s supplied by a correct W25 air cleaner, and shoves it in to a Winters aluminum intake. At the back of that intake, a Delco-Remy coil jolts a traditional points distributor, which fires eight fresh plug wires. Below those wires, correct “F” heads hang stamped and painted valve covers over freshly restored exhaust manifolds. And in front of those tubes, a fresh Harrison radiator funnels coolant through pliable GM hoses. Mechanically, the standard-bore mill is all day reliable, utilizing one of the most powerful valvetrains ever created to spin 370 horsepower in to 500 lb./ft. of pavement-melting torque. Aesthetically, familiar plastic fenders and Metallic Blue block skin look fantastic against the car’s glossy Ebony body. Naturally, there’s a roster of high quality ancillaries that includes fresh stamps, fresh decals, a date-correct alternator and a modern battery. And everything works well thanks to Findlay, Ohio’s Haley’s Machine and Welding, which wrapped up the engine’s professional rebuild in April of 2016.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

The bottom of this awesome 442 is clean, solid and better than factory-fresh. The aforementioned Rocket fronts an original Muncie 4-speed, which hangs a correct 3925660 casting number above a Muncie (P) M21 (B) assembled on December (T) 10th (10), 1969 (9) build stamp and matching 248501 partial VIN. That proven transmission twists power to a date-correct 12-bolt, which hides 3.90 gears and a posi-traction differential under a W30-exclusive W27 inspection cover. That tagged driveline rides a familiar heavy-duty suspension, which, along with the car’s chassis, was thoroughly stripped, painted and detailed during the rotisserie reboot. Solid stops come courtesy of rebuilt front disc and rear drum brakes. Tight turning is provided by a power-assisted Saginaw gearbox. At the center of the car, throaty exhaust pipes funnel spent gases through baritone turbo mufflers. And everything rolls on painted Styled Steel wheels, which spin G70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports around stainless trim rings and rocket-branded center caps.

INTERIOR

Inside this impressive Oldsmobile you’ll find a correct Black interior that, in the realm of performance-focused muscle cars, is both classy and upscale. At the center of the car, correct, stainless-trimmed seats ride fresh carpet. At the sides of those thrones, clean door panels center familiar GM armrests in bright chrome handles, straight stainless trim and fresh wood applique. A wood-trimmed dash hangs deluxe Rallye Pac telemetry above factory AM audio. At the base of that dash, a factory console frames a racy Hurst shifter. In front of the driver, a Sport Steering Wheel laps a bright rocket emblem. And behind the passengers, a restored and decaled trunk props a fifth Styled Steel wheel and fifth Firestone tire on a correct jack.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In addition to an original Build Card that confirms this handsome Olds’s status as a real-deal W30, a simple decode of the car’s VIN and Cowl Tag confirms its status as an authentic 442.

VIN: 344870M248501

  • 3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
  • 44: 442 V8
  • 87: 2-door Holiday coupe
  • 0: 1970 model year
  • M: Assembled in Lansing, Michigan
  • 248501: Production Sequence Number

COWL TAG:

  • 70: 1970 model year
  • 3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
  • 44: 442 V8
  • 87: 2-door Holiday coupe
  • LAN: Assembled in Lansing, Michigan
  • 348414: Plant Sequence Number
  • 930: Black interior that’s finished with bucket seats
  • 19: Ebony Black lower body paint
  • 19: Ebony Black upper body paint
  • 01B: Assembled during the second week (B) of January (01), 1970

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • The car’s original Build Card
  • A vintage Owner’s Manual
  • A vintage tuning and blueprinting book
  • Restoration photos
  • Restoration receipts
  • Two sets of keys

This pristine coupe is certainly one of the nicest Oldsmobiles we’ve ever featured. And most diehard 442 fans will agree that 1970 was a high-water mark in terms of styling, performance and exclusivity. With its exquisite restoration and numbers-matching drivetrain, nothing will deter this classic from being both a rocket on the street and a winner at the show. If you’re an enlightened enthusiast who’s looking for the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique, blue chip muscle car, take a close look at this sweet Olds!

Basic

Year
1970
Make
Oldsmobile
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
442
Secondary Model
W-30
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
73396

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
455 V8
Engine Number
396021F
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Muncie M21
Transmission Number
3925660

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Ebony Black
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Type
Coil Spring
Axle Specification
12 Bolt
Front Wheel Specification
14"
Rear Wheel Specification
14"
Front Tire Specification
G70-14
Rear Tire Specification
G70-14
Front Brakes Specification
Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
10
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Original Build Card. * Owner’s Manual. * Tuning and blueprinting book. * Restoration photos. * Restoration receipts.

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