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1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible

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1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible

Winning Bid: $63,000 by: plymouth

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Groveland, California


22,900 (Mi)

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455ci V8






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Vehicle Story

This 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible was the recipient of a frame-off restoration and is finished in white over a black vinyl interior and is powered by a 455ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. As one of 168 produced, equipment includes the W-30 performance package, sport mirrors, Rocket Rally Pac, Anti-Spin rear differential, and factory front disc brakes. Located in Groveland, California, This 442 W30 Convertible is now offered for sale by the selling dealer with Rocket Report on a clean California title.

Finished in its factory shade of Porcelain White with a power-operated black soft top, black striping is found on the hood and sides. The car retains many of its original parts including the flat ridge fenders, fiberglass hood with functional scoops as well as hood pins. The car also is equipped with it's original painted sport mirrors, which were available only in 1970. 442 Badging is present on the fenders and deck lid, while W-30 badges are located within the black stripe on the front fenders.

The car retains the original style 15" Hurst Olds wheels finished in matte gray with polished lip and center caps. The wheels are mounted to BF Goodrich Blackwall tires on all four corners. Ordered with the JL2 option when new, the braking system consists of power-assisted discs in the front and drums in the rear.

The interior retains its original black color with bucket seats and center console, with black carpeting and door panels. The dash face features wood veneer trim along with the door panels and console, which houses the factory-original dual gate shifter for the automatic transmission. Options include a 4-spoke sport steering wheel, Vari-Power steering, and deluxe pushbutton AM/FM radio. A black boot cover for the convertible top is included as well.

Equipped with the Rocket Rallye Pak, instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer along with an analog clock, and accompanying gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature.  The five-digit odometer reads 23k miles, though true mileage is unknown.

The 455ci V8 engine is not original to the car, but it has been balanced and blueprinted. Many of the correct W30 parts are retained such as aluminum intake manifold, a ram air cleaner with exposed rivets, and red plastic inner fenders. The 3-speed Turbo 400 automatic transmission is original to the car with the stamping 30M285872 which corresponds to the VIN and retains the factory 70-OW transmission tag, which is the code specific to the W30 package. Power is transferred to the wheels through the original rear end housing equipped with a 3:23 Anti-Spin differential.

The underside has been fully restored and the floors show no signs of prior repair or replacement. Additional photos are available in the gallery.

The sale includes service records, photographs of restoration documentation, a Rocket Report from Stephen Minore verifying authenticity, and California vanity license plates.

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November 25, 2020
10:59 AM

BID: $63,000

November 25, 2020
08:37 AM

BID: $62,500

November 24, 2020
08:16 PM

BID: $60,000

November 24, 2020
11:38 AM

BID: $51,000

November 24, 2020
08:46 AM

BID: $50,000

November 22, 2020
02:49 PM

BID: $46,000

November 22, 2020
02:47 PM

BID: $45,300

November 20, 2020
06:06 PM

BID: $45,000

November 19, 2020
07:59 PM

BID: $42,000

November 18, 2020
08:47 AM

BID: $40,000

November 18, 2020
08:36 AM

BID: $35,000

November 17, 2020
12:07 PM

BID: $28,500

November 17, 2020
11:07 AM

BID: $25,000

November 17, 2020
09:48 AM

BID: $20,300

November 14, 2020
08:57 PM

I can’t believe nobody else is bidding on this car

November 14, 2020
08:16 AM

Seller I still have not heard back from the restoration shop after multiple attempts

November 13, 2020
12:02 PM

Photos can be sent to AutoHunter and they can post for the seller

November 13, 2020
11:55 AM

I accidentally posted in the Q&A section I’ve called and left a message for the restoration shop to get back to me thanks again

November 13, 2020
11:43 AM

Beautiful car!

November 13, 2020
11:38 AM

IMHO & experience Appraisals aren’t worth much other than to the person who paid for it, to show for insurance coverage

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