Buyavette is offering for sale this 1969 Oldsmobile 442 that was a father-son project that took 3 years to complete. The Consignor states this car to be a 455 Cu In with automatic transmission, that has gone through a complete rebuild/update to all mechanicals. In his words, “what sells this car isn’t what you see on top – but rather what’s under the hood and chassis”. When purchased in 2016, the car had been repainted in the original Aztec Gold with the addition of a 2-stage paint, and someone had the idea that instead of replacing the vinyl roof, they would spray Rhino Coating on it. The car shows very well, and would be considered a good driver quality paint job. All the trim and emblems all appear original, and are in average to good condition, the bumpers have been re-chromed. The 455 engine is a 4-bolt main, that was rebuilt to stock specs, outside the additions of a high-volume oil pump, slight duration increase of a roller Comp Cam, roller rockers, and a set of Edelbrock aluminum heads, and Performer intake, with a Holley Quick Fuel 750 double pumper carb. Taking a look under the hood, you’ll see the detail that was done to make this look somewhat impressive from the ‘Ol Days! The Billet brackets, serpentine belts, aluminum radiator w/ (2) electric fans, ceramic headers, and some chrome accents just sets this apart from your run of the mill engine bay. The 455 is mated to the rebuilt Turbo 400 trans, with 1,200-rpm stall converter, and rebuilt GM 12-bolt Posi-Traction rear end with 3:42 gears. So not only does she sound good – but she’ll get up and go! All with just under 1,500-miles since being reinstalled. The father-son team next attacked the chassis by blasting, and deep cleaning after a complete dismantle. Then came the addition of UMI tubular upper/lower control arms, trailing arms, and springs, along with all bushings being replaced with urethane bushings . With all these new parts standing out due to the Red paint, they decided to powder coat the front/rear sway bars to match. The complete undercarriage was then treated with Rhino Coating, which takes the worry out of chipping away at all the detail that was done, and all hardware was replaced with Grade 8 quality. Take a look under this car, and you will be impressed on how new it all looks! The idea was to update as well as make this car handle and drive like new – that was accomplished. Next came the interior, and he states that the seat covers, and door panels are all original, just needing to be refreshed. While it was completely taken apart and cleaned, they decided to add double thickness of DynaMat on the floors, roof, doors, fire wall, and rear deck area. The seats were taken apart, and all new foam was added, as well as a new headliner. The dash pad was in such great shape, that it was left alone, while apart, they decided to update all gauges with the addition of AutoMeter, added Vintage A/C, and an aftermarket steering wheel. You can’t have all this work done and not take on the wheels! So, a new set of SS II 15”x8” rims were installed with Cooper Cobra 235/60/15, 255/60/15 Radial G/T tires were installed having just 300-miles since new. Options on this 1969 442 include: Vinyl Interior, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Vintage A/C, Rally Wheels. To back up the story on this car, she will come with all documentation including photos, and receipts. It would take very little to take this car to the next level, or enjoy as she sits. If this has perked your interests, don’t hesitate in calling us –she will not last long!
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