Tag Archives: 442
Posted on 25. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Never mind that surf music in 1977 served as a mocking reminder of how much cynicism, diminishing expectations, and napalm had flowed since the early 1960s, because the new Olds Cutlass Supreme 442 changed everything! There’s no need to discuss the horsepower numbers of the Malaise-grade Buick V6, the 260 Olds V8, or the 305 [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The 1970 Olds 4-4-2 hardtop, of which 14,709 were sold, was optional with the max performance W-30 option with a 370-horse 455 v-8, which fed through functional twin hood scoops and used an aluminum intake manifold and special long duration cam. “Cooking” 4-4-2s had ‘only’ 365 bhp.
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The F-85/Cutlass underwent a major body restyle in 1968, as did all other GM A-body cars. Oldsmobile’s was penned by the styling studio headed by Stan Wilen. Two-door and four-door models now rode different wheelbases: 112 inches (2,800 mm) for two-doors and 116 inches (2,900 mm) for four-doors. Ostensibly, this change was to allow more [...]
Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
With an extra 35 horses, 345 in all, Oldsmobile’s hot 4-4-2 package, was definitely hotter for 1965. As in 1964, the option package was available for F-85/Cutlass pillared coupes, hartop coupes, and a ragtop. And 25,003 people ordered it.
Posted on 21. May, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Oldsmobile again wooed import buyers in 1990 with sporty International Series Cutlass Calais models. Also noted was a reborn 4-4-2 (Quad-4 engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts), a $1680 option package for the S two-door.
Posted on 14. Jan, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The 4-4-2 ragtop listed at $3743 for 1971, when Olds switched to net power ratings that put the base 455V-8 at 260horses and the W-30 ill at 300. But hot-car demand was falling fast, so the ragtop netted only 1304 sales. After 1971 4-4-2would again be an option package. Oldsmobile marketed three [...]