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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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67 442 Convertible Advice

I'm new here and would like the advice of the many seasoned Oldsmobile enthusiasts.
I have owned this car for 25 plus years. It is a project I never finished and now it is deteriorating. The question is weather to keep it and attempt to do something with it or sell it? If I sell it, how much is it worth?


I think I'm the second owner and the car has the original motor. I never checked the transmission or rear end numbers or decoded the cowl tag.


The car has good options including disc brakes, air conditioning, power windows, vacuum trunk release, power antenna and reclining passenger bucket seat.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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You must decide what you want to do with it. As is not a big money car. Maybe you could get 2500 for it. Needs a lot to bring it back which would probably equal or surpass the $$ it would take. Key here would be to do everything yourself to save money. Also the frame needs to be looked at first to be sure its not rotted. If it were a 442 there would be no question, it should be restored.
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It is a 442.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 02:24 PM   #4
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That cowl tag decodes into one very nicely equipped car.

01D = 4th week of January 1967 build date
67 = 1967 model year
3 = Oldsmobile
38 = Cutlass Supreme
67 = convertible
LAN = Lansing assembly plant
TR 970 = black vinyl strato bucket seats
P (after the 970) = reclining seats
X = power windows
S = power trunk release
2E = air conditioning
2G = center console
2T = power antenna
4F = remote outside mirror
5V = W-29 trim (all 442 markings and equipment)

I cannot make out the very last character (to the right of the 5V)



The VIN doesn't tell you anything you don't already know by looking at the car except the assembly plant. The fact that the car is a 442 is not contained in the VIN in 1967. That was only true for 1968 through 1971.

3 = Oldsmobile
38 = Cutlass Supreme
67 = convertible body style
7 = model year (1967)
M = Lansing assembly
248124 = sequence number at Lansing plant
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the last character after the 5v is M.
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Thanks for the decoding. Any thoughts on current or future value?
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That's interesting about the "M" as it doesn't show up as a possible code.

About value, the Old Cars Price Guide values these pretty highly. Does the car run and move? That makes a difference.

In non-running but restorable condition, the OCPG puts the value of a '67 442 convertible at about $6000. In running condition but needing complete restoration, which I think describes this car (assuming it runs), the value given is in the $10,000 to $11,000 range.

As far as future value, well, the values on these are not likely to decrease with time as there aren't any more of them being made. In showroom condition, the OCPG puts the value of one of these at between $35,000 and $40,000.

Not that many '67 442 convertibles change hands where the price is known, so value after restoration is very difficult to predict precisely. I would just suffice it to say that it will be worth several tens of thousands of dollars after restoration.
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it does run. I had the motor rebuilt about 20 years ago. it drives although its a bit rough and the brakes are shot.
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It is a 442.
i could not see the 5V on the trim tag, looked like a Y to me.
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It's all good.
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