How long have you owned your 442?

Old January 12th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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How long have you owned your 442?

30 years for me in March...
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Old January 12th, 2009, 07:52 PM
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7 years for the clone, Got the real deal a year ago last Nov
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:17 PM
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I have owned my 68 442 for over FORTY years....sheesh how old am I ? Purchased it June 1968 after I graduated high school. Have had it ever since.

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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Goodoldsguy, your '68 is gorgeous...love the color too...did you buy it new? Did you order it the way you wanted? Also, 442much, love the colonade also. Any news yet from the bodyshop. I'm dying to see pics. Or am I a day late and a dollar short
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Old January 12th, 2009, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ent72olds View Post
Goodoldsguy, your '68 is gorgeous...love the color too...did you buy it new? Did you order it the way you wanted? Also, 442much, love the colonade also. Any news yet from the bodyshop. I'm dying to see pics. Or am I a day late and a dollar short
They had some small pieces done last week, but I didn't go in. I wanted to see a little more progress so I will be going to see it on Friday and will bring my camera as always. I'll post then. Thanks.

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Old January 13th, 2009, 12:48 AM
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Two years and 30,000 miles ...

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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:06 AM
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Mine was bought new by my mother 43 years ago - I've owned it for 37 years - I guess I'm gettin old too!!!
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Old January 13th, 2009, 04:42 AM
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Got my 69 442 convertible right after the flood.

I am the second owner, Methuselah bought it new
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ent72olds View Post
Goodoldsguy, your '68 is gorgeous...love the color too...did you buy it new? Did you order it the way you wanted? Also, 442much, love the colonade also. Any news yet from the bodyshop. I'm dying to see pics. Or am I a day late and a dollar short

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Thanks for your comments....I bought it in 68 new from my local dealer in NYC. 442's were hard to get....especially in June. I bought this one off the showroom floor (it was sold to me new, a zone rep had ordered it for a demo but never got to drive it.) The car is loaded with vinyl roof,power windows, power seat, remote mirror, automatic, am-fm radio, rallye stripe, 3:42 gears, trunk lite etc.

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Old January 14th, 2009, 04:53 AM
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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:26 AM
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How long owned?

33 years . . .
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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:41 AM
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If clones count: 1 year, 4 months, 17 days...

I am waiting for her mileage count (with me) to equal the dollar amount put into her since I bought her...
It will be a while until I can do that transcontinental run and back!

I remember the first time I put gas in her to start the trip back home from Hilton Head, SC, a guy at the station asked me if I was wanting to sell her...
I told him no and he asked how long i had her... "About a day..." I said!

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Old January 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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I've owned my 68 442 convertible for about 6 years now. It took me this long to restore it. I still have to finish the interior but the hard work is done!
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Old January 20th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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im in the first stages of owning mine but i have always been around Oldsmobile mainly 442's and a starfire. my dad and uncle always had them when i was growing up.
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18 years in another 2 months.
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had a 77 for a few months back in the early 90's. Didn't ever think it might be worth anything and almost gave it away...oops.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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My dad ordered mine brand new and delivered in late May 1986. #4244 of 4273. My 1st car in 1992 with nearly 100,000 miles on it already. So it's been in the family since birth.Someday I want a '65 F85 442 and a '70 442 to join it in the garage. That would be really cool.
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My dad ordered mine brand new and delivered in late May 1986. #4244 of 4273. My 1st car in 1992 with nearly 100,000 miles on it already. So it's been in the family since birth.
Post a couple pics of your '86 - I have an '86 also! My mom used to have one also, but traded it a while back...
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How long

21 years on the 88 RWD I bought that new
6 years on the 70 W31






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Old February 18th, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Try this link

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Post a couple pics of your '86 - I have an '86 also! My mom used to have one also, but traded it a while back...
https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...do-engine.html

There it is... it's got about 330,000 on it right now
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Old August 26th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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'70 442 (silver) - 17 yrs.
'70 442 (green) - 7 yrs.
'70 Rallye 350 - 6 wks.
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10 years this past July for mine.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 06:31 AM
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September will make it 35 years.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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It will be 3 years in October.

Building this car to give to my old man for his 60th birthday.

here are some before and after pictures.







And here it is as it stands today.


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13 years this Labor Day weekend. It's been quite a trip so far...Started as a driver. Then a nice paint job in 2006. Followed by a full restoration 2008-2010.
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She's not a 442, but I bought Millie on Canada Day, July 1st 1998. Paperwork says July 2nd due to the holiday.
That makes it just over 14 years.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Mine arent 442's either but i will post anyways .

H/O: 2 years
Rallye 350: 1 year.

What Olds will i buy this year hmmmmm????? (just kidding, i sold a car this year instead lol)
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I have to look into that, believe it or not I can't remember - its been over 15 years, I did bring it home on my birthday but for the life of me I can't remember the exact year.

It took so long to actually decide to buy a car and then 6 months to find one. It was a lot harder back then but a lot cheaper too. I do remember thinking I bought at a good time, collector cars crashed between '89 and '91 and really didn't go anywhere until about '98 or so.
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about 1 month

Bought it at the end of July and I can't stop grinning. YES!!!
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70 Cutlass = 24 yrs
70 Cutlass Convt = 11 yrs
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Rallye 350... 22 years
Jetfire ...6 months
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The black 4-speed -25 years
The blue 4-speed - 1 year
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1967 442 Post new in family
43 yrs - Driving it since 1969
Added 103,000 of its 137,000 miles
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My 70 442 W-30 31 years and my 70 cutlass pace car 25 years. Time flys
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