1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Oldsmobile
Model 442
Mileage 130694 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1971
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Orange
History Yes
VIN: 344871M156152

V-8’s block features casting number “396021FA,” the heads are stamped "G," and it has a Quadrajet carburetor and functional Force-Air system. n 2017, the previous owner had “the water pump, fan clutch, radiator, belts, battery, gas tank, exhaust, and power steering hoses replaced, the engine was tuned, and the starter was rebuilt.” For cold start, one slow pump on the gas pedal is followed by a second quicker pump. The engine cranks for about 7-8 seconds before firing and then fast idles to warm up. “It fires immediately on warm and hot starts.” There are a few signs of oil weeps on the motor, and wetness on the transmission pan and differential, but they don’t leave drips on the floor. The Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic provides “crisp shifts under hard acceleration and smooth shifts in normal driving.” the 442 was repainted the correct Bittersweet [code 62 on the cowl data plate] in the early 80s. “the overall finish has a nice gloss, but there are several small chips that have been touched up and a few paint cracks by the air intake on the hood. There’s also a small bubble on the hood and some bubbles in the rain gutters.” The white stripes are in good condition, there are no dents, and the “442” badges are all there. To his knowledge, there have never been any rust repairs and the floors are solid. “The front bumper looks very nice and appears to have been rechromed at some point, but the rear bumper has some hazing and scratches.” The trim has miscellaneous dings, and the windshield was replaced in 2017, he adds. All the other glass appears to be original, with no cracks but a few very minor scratches, and the rear quarter windows have aftermarket tint. The driver’s-door seal is missing, but the rest of the rubber seals, “though old, are still functional.” All the exterior lighting works. In 2017, the seat covers, carpet, and headliner were replaced and are reported to remain in “excellent condition,” and the dashboard and console have no cracks. Additional options on this 442 include a Custom-Sport wheel, power windows, the Rocket Rallye Pac, cruise control, A/C, AM/FM radio, and 8-track player. The interior lights work. The chassis is original and solid with a few isolated areas of surface rust !