1972 Olds 442 Convertible 455 SOLD @ Erics Muscle Cars
Erics Muscle Cars is proud to offer something that you don't see for sale
to the public very often, these cars usually go from collector to
collector. This is a fully doc'd buildsheet and P-O-P "U"- code 1972 442
Convertible. It really does not get much better than this with the numerous
options that this one is loaded with and a factory Big Block ...... WOW !!
The option sheet had to be nothing but checkmarks - pwr locks and windows,
tilt wheel, pwr driver's seat, rally dash, am/fm, 8-track, a/c, light
gruop, very rare shoulder belts, front and rear bumper guards, and a dual
gate shifter. The restoration ( with only 20 miles to get the bugs out )
was a frame off with everything being mostly NOS parts . The motor ( 4 hrs
break in time ), tranny, rear ( 12 bolt with W27 cover ) and front end (
freshly aligned ) are all rebuilt. The motor is date correct and is built
to have an estimated 450 HP and enough torque to pull down a barn. The a/c
was converted to 134 and along with everything else clock, key buzzer,
radio, 8 track, etc. all work. The paint, panel fit and finish, chrome and
trim accented with a metal base RAM AIR Hood and rear wing make this a show
stopper. We here at EMC have been around Muscle Cars for a long time and
have not ever seen a paint code 36 Radiant Green, White Interior, White
Top, optioned out, drop top 442 like this one. FYI, it runs and drives
better than it looks. It is not an X- CODE W-30 - the emblems and side
stripes were added to give the car more curb appeal. It would not take
much, to bring this car to concours level if the new owner chose to do so
in our humble opinion.
American Muscle Car - S01E08 - 1969-71 Hurst Oldsmobile 442
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
1964 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
1953-62 Chevrolet Corvette
1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396
1964 Ford Fairlaine Thunderbolt
Ford Mustang Shelby GT-350
Buick Gran Sport 1969-71
Hurst Oldsmobile 442
Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 and SS 454
1961-64 Chevrolet Impala 409
Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda and Dodge Hemi Challenger
1968 Chevrolet Nova SS 396
455 Oldsmobile Rocket Crate Engine
455 Oldsmobile performance engine dyne run
Get your feet off the ground with one of our Oldsmobile rockets
Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"