1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE - 188658 Sold* at Scottsdale 2016 - Lot #1067 1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/188658/188658_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1067


Auction Scottsdale 2016
Status Sold
Lot 1067
Year 1971
Model 442
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 344671M229605
Exterior Color EBONY BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 455
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL

Lot #1067 - This incredible 442 has multiple options and accessories, including the functional outside air-induction hood, factory air and a 4-speed. This is one of only 1,304 442 convertibles built in that year. The unique "44" is disclosed in the VIN, proof positive of its authenticity. The letter "M" is also notable as it represents the Lansing, MI, plant, which is the only plant where 442s were built. It retains its original born-with matching-numbers engine. The VIN is stamped on the side of the block with visible broach marks. All that power and torque is put to work by a correct restored M-20 4-speed, 11" super-duty clutch and a posi-traction 342 performance gear rear axle. Trumpet exhaust tips emerge from the unmistakable 442 cutout rear bumper. The cowl data tag reveals that the body was built at the Lansing, MI, plant and assembled the third week of July 1971. It has been treated to a no-expense-spared meticulous and comprehensive frame-off rotisserie restoration to the highest degree, evidenced by its gorgeous finish and laser-straight body. It has show-quality panel fit, brightwork, glass and upholstery. Significant options include power steering, brakes and top, AM/FM, rear speakers and 8-track, Super Stock wheels, Wide Ovals with chassis handling package, buckets, console and tilt wheel, hood, deck and side stripes, sport mirrors and steering wheel, tinted glass, HD Harrison radiator, Rally Pac gauges, Tic-Toc-Tach and more. Attention to detail places this striking, highly sought-after 442 convertible in a class of its own.