1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, 400 Hci/325 Hp, In Family More Than 40 Years on 2040-cars
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Engine:400 ci/ 325 hp
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: automatic
Sub Model: 442
Exterior Color: Silver
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible bought out of the Hoffman Oldsmobile showroom in East Hartford CT in 1968. Car was out of the family for only two years after my father in law died. I tracked it down and repurchased and performed complete restoration. This was my wife's car in high school , if you can believe it, the envy of the parking lot. Original, matching numbers drive train missing only the original exhaust manifolds which were ditched by the idiot who had to install headers for the short time he owned it. Easy to find today. One replay, interior is in great condition, needs a couple of stitches here and there but very easy fixes. Top is like new, four 14" Firestone original equipment biased belt red line wide ovals with original hub caps. Have resisted the urge to modify the car, install OEM mags, or add the side stripes in favor of keeping the car as original as possible. New radiator last year and tuned. Brakes are great, transmission just gone through, runs and drives excellent. This car is a numerous trophy winner, including best in class at the Oldsmobile Club of America 2007 New England Regionals. Beautiful silver paint, OEM color that takes on a slight green tint in different lights. Wife and I had her out for a four hour cruise last weekend, but we're getting on and it's time to downsize. With very little effort this car can be brought back to showroom condition if not better. Auction winner is responsible for pick up or shipping. $1000 payable immediately upon close of auction and transaction must be complete within 5 days. No disappointments.
Oldsmobile 442 for Sale
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:33:00 EST
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.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST
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.
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.
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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.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. I still like to think we have more fun, too.
My loss in the first round of our This or That series, in which two Autoblog editors pick sides on any given topic and then attempt to explain why the other is completely wrong, didn't stop me from picking another good-natured fight, this time with Senior Editor Seyth Miersma. Last time, our chosen sides were eerily similar in design, albeit quite different in actual execution. This time, our vehicular peculiarities couldn't seemingly fall any further from one another: A 1980 Oldsmobile 442 wouldn't seem to match up in comparison to a 1989 BMW 635CSi.
How did we come up with such disparate contenders? Simple, really. Seyth and I mutually agreed to choose a car that's currently for sale online. It had to be built and sold in the 1980s, and it had to be a coupe. The price cap was set at $10,000. The fruits of our searching labors will henceforth be disputed, with Seyth on the side of the Germans, and myself arguing in favor of the Rocket Olds. Am I setting myself up for another lopsided loss?