How long have you owned your 442?

Old January 15th, 2019, 10:38 AM
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14 years ago in March! It was my first car.
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Old January 28th, 2019, 01:02 AM
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I live in Paducah

Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
1985 my wife and lived in Antioch (Nashville) TN. I saw an ad in the local paper for 1965 Oldsmobile. My dad had a 65 when I was a kid and I remember riding in back floor board with my knees over the transmission hump. So, I call the number for the ad, an elderly woman answered and my wife and wound up driving to see the carin Frankin, TN. It was close to dark. She wanted $1800. As I approached the car I saw the 442 badges in front of the rear wheels. I tried not to get excited, thinking it wasn't a real 442. I asked her if it ran. She said she hadn't driven it in years. I had brought a portable compressor, battery, gas, and ether. I opened the door and water ran out! My heart sank, but I saw the 442 badge next to the swivel ashtray On the dash. More adrenaline. I asked her if it was ok if I pulled the floor plugs to drain the water. She agreed. The water hadn't been in there long enough to rot the floors. Next I put the battery in, aired up the tires, poured gas in the tank, gave it a shot of ether, turned it over, and womb, it fired right up and continued running with a few more squirts. I test drove it. The first turn at 30 mph the whole car shifted left, I thought the frame was bent! Turns out it had its original thin white wall polyglass radial tires. All the belays were shifting in the tires as I turned. I drove it home after paying her the $1800. It had its original burgundy mist paint, two speed power glide, bucket seat black interior. It is a two door post. Original 400 with 78000 miles. It was purchased new in Franklin, TN at Walker dealership. I have the original trunk tag that was spewed to the lid. I still haven't completed the restoration. The car has not seen rain since the day we bought it. I have the owners manual and protecto plate. I have installed an original power steering box since it didn't have it originally. The interior is perfect after I installed new carpet.
Hello Stacey - I live in Paducah. Would Like to make contact with you.
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