Classic Car Facts
442 W-30 Clone ... 455 CID V-8 ... Automatic ... Rally Red ... Pearl White bucket seats ... Center console ...
There are certain cars that will forever be iconic. Once such car is Oldsmobile’s 442 W-30—a car that, it could be argued, reached its styling and performance pinnacle in 1970. With the engine size cap dropped by GM, the W-30 was a car that not only had all of the stripes and styling cues, but had the fire-breathing performance to match.
This gorgeous 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible clone offers the best of both worlds—442 looks and performance at a Cutlass price. Finished in Rally Red with White Racing stripes, this convertible has a nice shine that is further accentuated by its chrome and brightwork that is in excellent condition. The power White convertible top works as it should, and is devoid of any rips or tears. You’ll also appreciate the look of its W-25 package dual air scoops, chrome hood tie downs, and trumpet tailpipe dual exhaust. Rally wheels and raised white letter tires complete the look.
The inside of this 442 is equally sporty, featuring Strato bucket seats in Pearl White with contrasting Black carpeting. You’ll also appreciate the convenience of its center console, AM/FM radio and optional electric clock.
Under the hood you will find the heart of this beast—a 455 CID V-8 engine mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. This combo will provide all the power and torque you could ever desire. One tap of the accelerator will reward you with a satisfying rumble from its dual exhaust. In addition, its optional power steering and power brakes will keep you firmly in control on those twisty two-lanes. You’ll also appreciate the attention given this car’s finer details, including its fiberglass front fender liners and its W-27 package aluminum rear-end cover.
Although total mileage on this car is unknown, the odometer shows 64,100 miles, which is reflected as actual mileage on the title. Benefiting from new rear springs and a new starter, this 442 runs and drives as well as it looks. Minor imperfections in the finish and minimal wear in the interior do not detract from the overall appearance of this car; this is a car that can be driven and enjoyed without worry.
Included with sale is a matching convertible top boot.
If you’re looking for early 70s muscle with plenty of eye appeal, look no further than this gorgeous 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible.