1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 CONVERTIBLE - 187248 Sold* at Las Vegas 2015 - Lot #679 1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/187248/187248_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #679


Auction Las Vegas 2015
Status Sold
Lot 679
Year 1970
Model 442 W30
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 344670M109086
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 455
Transmission AUTOMATIC

Lot #679 - The 1970 W30 is one of the quickest productions Oldsmobile ever built. This beautiful red drop-top is one of just 126 Hurst Dual Gate 1970 W30 convertibles produced. This is a matching-numbers car with a long list of factory options. This stunning 442 has recently completed a total show-winning restoration. Exterior and interior color change. Professional shops did every aspect of the frame-off restoration under the watchful eyes of members of the Oldsmobile Club of America, with well over $100,000 spent during the meticulous process. Mechanically, the car has the W30 correct-coded Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, TH400 transmission, along with the correct intake manifold, alternator, distributor and exhaust manifolds. The factory air conditioning mandated a 3.23 limited-slip rear differential. Attention to detail is evident throughout the car, including the pristine undercarriage. What makes this car even rarer is the incredible amount of factory options, including power steering, gauge cluster with tachometer, tilt steering wheel, stainless spoke steering wheel, floor console with Hurst Dual Gate shifter, sport mirrors, interior hood lock, interior courtesy lights, as well as engine and trunk compartment lights. The car is finished in bright red with the white stripes and convertible top complementing the Pearl White interior. The SSI wheels with Firestone Wide Oval tires make the car look like it just rolled out of the showroom. This is an extremely low-production car, beautifully restored, amazingly optioned and finished in a stunning color combination. Even today, very few naturally aspirated cars match or exceed the 500 ft/lbs of the 1970 W30. This rare W30 won First Place at the Canadian Oldsmobile Nationals. Even more impressive, the top experts in the Oldsmobile world scored the impeccably restored W30. Further validation of her correctness was attained when the top experts in the muscle car world judged her at the Muscle Car Nationals, and she earned top honors.