1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE - 180593 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1067 1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180593/180593_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1067

1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1067
Year 1968
Make OLDSMOBILE
Model 442
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 344678M106890
Exterior Color EBONY BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 400
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #1067 - 1968 marked the new beginning for the 442 as it became a model that was disclosed in the VIN by 44. This 442 convertible with factory air and a 4-speed has a multitude of desirable and rare options and accessories. It has undergone a meticulous frame-off rotisserie restoration to the highest degree, which is evident in every way, complimented by its laser-straight body and beautiful finish. It has show-quality panel fit, brightwork, glass and upholstery. The engine compartment and underside are mirror-ready and will handle any white-glove test. The cowl data tag reveals that the body was built and assembled at the Lansing, MI, plant in August 1967. It was finished in Code A Ebony Black with bucket seats and console in Code 940 black and a black top. Huge valves, special performance cam shaft and high-performance pistons deliver 350hp to the 442 L78 400cid big block. The cast number is 396026. The date is the 202nd day of 1967. The VIN number is stamped on the side of the block. All that power and torque is backed by its original restored Muncie M20 4-speed, 11" super-duty clutch and 12-bolt posi-traction rear axle. Trumpet exhaust tips emerge from the unmistakable 442 cut-out rear bumper. Significant options include power steering, power brakes and top, bucket seats, console and tilt, AM/FM, rear speaker and 8-track player, Super Stock I wheels, wide ovals and tinted glass, Tic-Toc tachometer and gauges, chassis handling package, courtesy lamp package, HD Harrison radiator, wood-grain sport steering wheel and Rally paint stripe. Attention to detail places this highly sought-after 442 convertible in a class of its own.
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