A professionally done, concours-style restoration was performed on this documented, National Award-Winning, factory-produced 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible. It is documented with its original Broadcast Sheet and Protect-O-Plate. This 442 is powered by its matching-numbers 455/365hp V8 engine and Turbo 400 automatic transmission backed to a 12-bolt 3.23 posi-traction rear axle with a W27 aluminum differential cover.
It’s finished in its factory-optioned blue on blue color scheme with a white convertible top and white stripes. It comes loaded with factory options, including W25 air-induction hood, factory air conditioning, power steering, power top, power disc brakes, sport steering wheel, bucket seats with console, Hurst Dual Gate shifter, Chrome SSI wheels with correct G70 Firestone wide oval raised white-letter tires, sport mirrors, AM/FM radio, factory gauge package with tachometer and F41 heavy-duty suspension.
It’s also equipped with T3 headlamps, correct-stamped hoses and tower clamps, factory decals and a detailed underside. Still wearing all of its factory-original sheet metal and spending the majority of its life around the Phoenix area, this 442 has only changed hands three times. It was the First Place winner at Oldsmobile Nationals in 2015 and is one of 1,304 produced.