For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: Automatic
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
1965 Oldsmobile 442. This is a real all original 442 with one repaint. Original 400 engine with the jetaway transmission and runs strong. This 442 has all of the original parts except for the t handle shifter and a replaced alternator. Power steering. The half moon hubcaps come with the car, though are not pictured. The tach works. The chrome is in decent shape and can be polished and have very few dings on the rear windshield reveal moulding. The pot metal on the side is in excellent shape though not perfect. Would look really nice as is on a repainted car. The rear panel plate could be stripped and refinished, but is a little rough. A second plate is included. An uncracked dashpad also is included in the sale Modern radio is hidden n the glove box. Bumpers are in decent shape but could be rechromed if the car is restored. The interior is in nice shape. The flaw on the driver side seat is shown. The frame is rock solid with no rust. The trunk pan needs to be replaced. The rust spots on the body are shown in the pics. This is a great car to drive, and also also great car to drive while restoring it. Engine block number 289298B. The car is located in Clinton Township Michigan if you're interested in inspecting it before bidding.
General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," though GM spokesperson Alan Adler tells Autoblog that this issue is not like the infamous Chevy Cobalt ignition switch fiasco.
For the sake of perspective, translated to US population, this total recall figure would equal a car for each resident of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming. Combined. Here's how it all breaks down:
7,610,862 vehicles in North America being recalled for unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 are in the United States.
Ever since Gran Turismo 4, Jay Leno has had at least one of his cars included in the popular racing simulator (starting with the Tank Car), and more of his machines appears in Gran Turismo 6. They include this nose-heavy, front-wheel-drive V8-powered muscle car. Yes, that aptly describes a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - except Leno's is rear-wheel drive. And it has a Cadillac CTS-V race engine modified to pump out 1,070 horsepower.
For the latest Jay Leno's Garage episode, he takes his real Toronado out for a cruise and then drives the virtual one like he stole it, accruing some body damage along the way. Leno also drives the virtual supercar Mercedes-Benz designed for GT6, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept that debuted at the LA Auto Show, along with the real one, which is a 1:1-scale model. The model is radio-controlled and equipped with a small electric motor, sufficient to move it on and off of auto show floors.
Head below to watch the episode, which includes a few words from GT6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
If you have a need to relive the 1970s, then here is the vehicle for you. This groovy blast from the past is a 1976 GMC Motorhome currently for auction in Florida on eBay Motors, and it is one green machine - just not in the modern sense.
The seller claims that this beast has had just two owners and has covered a mere 61,308 miles in its decades on the road. It's reportedly never been restored or repainted and comes with all of the necessary books and manuals. A 7.5-liter (455-cubic-inch) Oldsmobile V8 with a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission powering the front wheels propels this far-out RV, and the double set of rear wheels out back use a self-leveling air suspension to provide a cushy ride.
The purported low miles and good condition really make this GMC a stand out, though. The exterior combination of lime stripes and beige with just a touch of green is like nothing else on the road today. Plus, the polished bumpers and wheels make it all pop. Inside, it's even better with monochromatic green upholstery and shag carpet. It features everything you'd ever need on a long trip, including a bathroom, kitchenette and lots of seating. The only hint of modernization is an HD TV next to the stove, but its size is a perfect fit for the hole there.