1968 Oldsmobile 442 2 Door Convertible

Stock #B1461
SOLD
Benicia
Showroom
41,804
Mileage
Convertible
Body Style
Automatic
Transmission
cylinders 400 CID V8
Engine
··· 456583
VIN
Not Specified
Exterior
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Interior
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Located at our Benicia Showroom Contact us at 800-409-0199 or Sales@specialtysales.com. Our Oldsmobible 442 features a 400 CID V8, Automatic Transmission, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, CD Changer, Power Top, and Premium Wheels.

The 442 was born out of the competition between the Pontiac Division and Oldsmobile. It began as a hasty response to the Pontiac Tempest GTO which had proved to be an unexpected success midway through the 1964 model year.The package was dubbed 4-4-2 based on its combination of four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and two exhausts.

The Oldsmobile 442 became a separate model from 1968 through 1971. The wheelbase was 112in (2,845 mm), and over 33,000 were sold for 1968. Despite the engine displacement staying at 400CID, the engine was based on the new 455 cranktrain (4.25 stroke) and the bore decreased (to 3.87). Torque now came at 30003200rpm as opposed to the early 400's 3600rpm peak, mostly due to a milder base cam grind. Car Life tested a 1968 442 with a 3.42:1 rear axle ratio and Hydramatic and attained 060 times of 7.0 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 15.13 seconds at 92mph (148 km/h). Top speed was reported as 115mph (185 km/h). The base motor was still rated at 350hp (261 kW), but only with the standard three-speed and optional four-speed; automatics were rated at 325hp (242 kW). W-30s were rated again at 360hp (268 kW). Car Life also tested a four-speed W-30 with 4.33 rearend gears and recorded a 13.3 at 103.30mph (166.2 km/h), which shows the long stroke did not affect actual performance although long term durability at high (6000 plus) engine speeds might be affected.

Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000
Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000