Oldsmobile 442 Turnpike Cruiser on 2040-cars
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
This car has the rare L66 Turnpike Cruiser package. It is documented with the original window stickers, it was purchased new in Tacoma Washington. This car has the original 400 E block C head engine like the 442 came with. Yet these are a two barrel from the factory, It has the original TH400 automatic switch pitch transmission, (like the 442 came with) it also has the special 2:56 rearend exclusive to the L66 Turnpike Cruiser. This package is very rare and special. I will post a link to the road test information about these awesome high speed highway cruisers. This car has the original engine that has been rebuilt professionally by Eastco Machine in Gresham Oregon. I have the reciepts and machinists build notes. That and lots of other reciepts and information is put into a binder that goes with the car when purchased. The transmission is the original 67 OH code Th400 for this car. It has been rebuilt, The rearend is the correct and original 2:56 ratio and has been resealed and inspected with no issues. The drum brakes have been rebuilt all around. The master Cylinder and brake booster are also fresh. The Engine has all new hoses and belts, new fuel pump, carburetor is the correct original 2 barrel and has been professionally rebuilt and recolored as it should be. The radiator has been serviced and is correct, belts are new. The distributor has been upgraded to a pertronix for more effective spark. The exhaust has been replaced with full 2 1/2 dual with a cross over and flowmaster mufflers. The suspension has all new bushings, tie rods, balls joints, springs and shocks. The car has been repainted the original color Y code Saffron Yellow. The original vinyl top has been replaced as it came new. the windshield is new and has new seals. The weatherstrips are new for doors, roof rail, trunk, window felts and hood bumpers. The engine compartment has been detailed in the correct black, the correct and original Climate Combustion Control air cleaner has been restored and looks awesome. The original bumpers have been rechromed and the brackets have been powder coated. We finally found a decent set of Rally 1 wheels for this car. So they are now on it with a fresh set of GT Performance radial 235 60 14 tires. This is one very nice car. The engine has been started and cam broke in with a full performance tune up. It has only a few miles on the drivetrain. The engine is not broke in yet. The trunk has been fully detailed with the correct jack, and jacking instructions as well as a new trunk mat. This car has the original never been rotten floors, doors, and body. The interior has been redone with new factory style seat upholstery on the correct and original split bench seat with an arm rest, new carpet, and new headliner. As you can see by the original window sticker the car came new with SS1 wheels. The Turnpike Cruiser package L66 comes with the 400 E block 2 barrel 300 horsepower engine, boxed rear control arms with rear swaybar and all the rest of the suspension upgrades same as a 442.
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eBay Find of the Day: 1976 GMC Motorhome is a jolly green giantWed, 18 Jun 2014
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.
This Or That: 1980 Oldsmobile 442 vs. 1989 BMW 635CSi [w/poll]Thu, 09 Oct 2014
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?
GM recalling 8.4M cars, 8.2M related to ignition problemsMon, 30 Jun 2014
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.