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Old January 20th, 2019, 09:21 PM
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Hi I just bought a 1969 442 4 spd. It has black interior and buckets and gold door jams but the outside has been repainted and itís just a regular hood no ram air or trunk spoiler, Itís also a hoiliday coupe since thereís no post behind the door.
So I was just wondering if itís just a plain Jane 442 with a 4spd. And are they very valuable, I got a good deal on it
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Old January 21st, 2019, 05:36 AM
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Welcome to the site, congrats on your good fortune.
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Old January 21st, 2019, 07:49 AM
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Welcome. FYI, neither the scooped hood nor the wing were factory available in the 1969 model year. Today everyone has installed repros, but when these cars were new they didn't exist. Congrats on the purchase.
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Old January 21st, 2019, 08:04 AM
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Thanks joe I wasn’t sure what I had, I thought they came with that stuff with all the pictures that came up on the internet when you google the car
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Old January 21st, 2019, 08:09 AM
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Thanks joe I wasnít sure what I had, I thought they came with that stuff with all the pictures that came up on the internet when you google the car
Yeah, kind of my point. Don't assume that anything you see on line or at a show these days in any way represents what is "correct". Even cars at OCA meets have issues. If you are looking for real data on what was available new, look to model year advertising and sales documents, dealer sales brochures, and period magazine articles. Also keep in mind that there are far more "442s" on the road today than Olds ever made.
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Old January 21st, 2019, 08:34 AM
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The 4-4-2 model of that era comes in all kinds of shapes today. Personally, I like them just the way you bought yours! If it is all original except for the paint job, you're in good shape! Post some pictures when you get the opportunity and include a picture of your trim tag (located under the hood, on top of the cowl on the driver side). Congrats on your purchase!

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Old January 21st, 2019, 10:20 AM
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Here are some pictures of it and it’s tag

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Old January 22nd, 2019, 11:14 AM
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Here is the sales brochure for your car..

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/doc...2_Info_Kit.pdf

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GM records are available for cars built or sold new in Canada. I believe that the fee is $75. It will confirm what model you have, plus the options that it came with. https://www.vintagevehicleservices.com/
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 11:38 AM
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Welcome to the group... Looks like you may have a reasonably solid project 442... Good luck in your progress..
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 11:18 PM
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400 engine

I found out it has a newer 350 in it so I would like to find a 69 400 for it or should o just look for a 455 when the time comes.
Will that hurt the value of the car much
also it does have ps and pb with discs up front for the person who asked
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Old January 24th, 2019, 05:11 AM
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welcome,being a 4 spd is a big plus imo,where are you located? i do know of a freshly rebuilt G block 400 engine for sale.jc
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Old January 27th, 2019, 07:39 AM
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I’m in Alberta Canada
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Old January 27th, 2019, 08:14 AM
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Iím in Alberta Canada
Fellow Albertian! Welcome and GL with your wheels...
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Old January 27th, 2019, 08:23 AM
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Well hello
I just picked up this 442 4 spd car in decent original shape but it has a 350 chev in it and I would like to have the original 400 for it, I do have a 455 I could put in it when the 350 causes grief but thought the 400 would make it more desirable
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Old January 27th, 2019, 08:33 AM
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Welcome, what part of Alberta?

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Old January 27th, 2019, 08:39 AM
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Old January 27th, 2019, 09:19 AM
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Welcome, what part of Alberta?

Dale - Bud, it's Albertan not Albertian
LOL... My bad. I am a BC transplanter, so that is my excuse.
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Old January 27th, 2019, 11:25 AM
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Martians, Albertians, same thing....
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Old January 27th, 2019, 12:46 PM
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Martians, Albertians, same thing....


Consort is a fairly small village. I imagine you're about the only one there with an Oldsmobile.
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Old February 27th, 2019, 08:22 AM
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442

i think I am the only one out here with a olds, we have had cars shows through out the yrs and never saw another one
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