1965 Oldsmobile 442

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Saffron Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: No Reserve
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: M434979
The 442 was born out of the competition between 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. It was created by performance enthusiast and Oldsmobile engineer John Beltz (also responsible for the Toronado), aided by Dale Smith and Olds Chief Engineer Bob Dorshimer.
With the GTO receiving GM corporate sanction, Oldsmobile followed suit with a big-engine 442. The 1965 model was the first 442 to use a Hurst shifter, which was included when the HD 3 speed manual transmission was ordered. The heavy-duty three-speed was a mid-year introduction and used a floor shifter, unlike the early three-speed which used a column shifter.
Other touches added to the 1965 mod