Driver Quality- Rat Rod Type Restorable Project on 2040-cars
Cotuit, Massachusetts, United States
This is a solid car with very little rust. Most of the metal work has been done including a new rear tray and a section of the drivers side rear quarter. There are a couple of small rust spots in the trunk that I didn't do any thing with . I was going to grind them out and fiber glass them , but I'll let the next owner decide what to do. There is still original paint on the floors and under the car. No rust on the frame or floors... engine bay is clean ... Low mile '68 toro motor that is a beast . tranny and clutch are smooth and quite, new shift linkage . Shifts are perfect with no noises . Brakes are good ,new emergency brake ...all lights and directionals work.. All gauges and dash lights / indicators work . New dash pad. Front bumper newly chromed . All trim is there and mostly good driver quality . New exhaust system. Interior and head liner are new. Rear tires are new on old cragars, front tires are almost new on almost new cragars, drives nice
Now the not -so -good... the car still has to be taken down to bare metal (I would if I kept it)... the rear bumper has some small dents and is old tired chrome.... the front suspension isn't bad , but should be tightened up, it pulls to the left a little and there is some play in the steering. That being said , it still drives quite well without rattles and with very little wind noise...
I do have the original motor . It runs strong but has a fair amount of blow by ... The car sat for approx. 30 years ... I think it needs some love , and a good rebuild... You can hardly find any good project cars now . This is a good driver/ project.
Oldsmobile 442 for Sale
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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:45:00 EST
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.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:58:00 EST
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?
The folks behind Generation Gap have lost their minds with this latest video. The goal here is to determine the ultimate family cruiser, but the choices are what you would least expect, with a heavily modded 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser going up against a 2012 Ferrari FF.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST
You might anticipate an over-40-year-old Oldsmobile to pale in comparison to any modern Ferrari, but this wagon has a ton of secrets under its skin thanks to Lingenfelter. First, it packs a supercharged LS3 V8 with a claimed 650 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox. That big upgrade in power is further helped with air suspension and massive Wilwood disc brakes. The result is nothing short of deafening, with blaring yelps whenever the driver even nudges the accelerator.
The alternative sounds just as good, albeit in very different way. The Ferrari's 6.3-liter V12 pumps out 651 hp and 504 pound-feet with a part-time all-wheel drive system. While the FF lacks a lot of the hauling ability of the Olds, it makes up for the deficit in handling, luxury, and in many eyes, simply by having the famous prancing horse on the grille.
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.