1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 CONVERTIBLE - 75479 Sold* at Palm Beach 2009 - Lot #668 1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/75479/75479_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #668   1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 W30 CONVERTIBLE
Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 668
Year 1970
Make OLDSMOBILE
Model 442 W30
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 344670M196794
Exterior Color MATADOR RED
Interior Color PEARL WHITE
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 455
Transmission MANUAL
Description
Lot #668 - One of the rarest cars ever to be built is being offered - a numbers matching, 1970 442 W30 4-speed convertible. These cars are rarely offered to the public at auction. Arguably, one of the best looking muscle cars ever to be built by any automobile manufacturer, this rare numbers matching 1970 442 W30 4-speed convertible is 1 of only 96 ever built by Oldsmobile and has a 1970-only W27 aluminum axle carrier. When the current owner purchased the vehicle, it was a veritable time capsule. It had not been driven since 1978 and it had original paint, original spark plug wires, carburetor, hoses, belts and so on. It is an original 77,000 mile car. The Ohio title to the second owner states 74,000 miles. The original owner resides in Buckeye, Arizona, and is still very enthusiastic about the car and fondly describes the events which led to how he came to purchase the car. The W30 was purchased new by Mr. Hann at Columbia Oldsmobile in Cincinnati, Ohio. After wrecking his 427 4-speed Corvette and spending a few weeks in the hospital, Mr. Hann decided his Hot Rod days were over and was set on purchasing a Delta 98 convertible. He went down to Columbia Oldsmobile and as they were riding the elevator told the salesman, "My Hot Rod days are over." As the doors to the elevator opened, there sat a Matador Red W30 convertible with a white top. The next words out of Mr. Hann's mouth were, "I'll take it." The car is documented with the original title number verifying ownership to Mr. Hann, Window Sticker, pieces of the Build Sheets recovered before restoration took place, some pictures of the car from 1970 and pictures of the car when the current owner purchased it. The car underwent a frame-off, no expense spared, year-long restoration by a 20-year exclusive Oldsmobile restoration shop. This could possibly be the best representation of this model car in the world.
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