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Old August 19th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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Best 442 year

I was wondering what you all thought was the best 442 year in terms of looks, quality, and performance. I like the 67 and 72 models, but I would like to hear from the pros and people who have experience owning them.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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They should make a poll on this was. my opinion 70 is the best 442 year.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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My favorites? 66/68/70/71/83/84
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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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I go 66. But a 70 is great too.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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Even though I have a '68 4-4-2 convertible and a '69 4-4-2 convertible, my favorite by far is the '66 4-4-2 hardtop. There's something about those red taillight lenses that capture my affection!

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Old August 20th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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My favourite year is 70, just for the looks.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #7
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #9
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No bout a doubt it....it's '67
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #10
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66, 69 and 70.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #11
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I had the first 65, 68, and 70 Ram Air to offload in El Paso. They were all special order before they were made available at the Dealership. Obviously, the 70 was the best. It incorperated all the best points, gone were the 2 speed automatic, 400 ci. engine, and the styling on the 70 Ram Air hood just made the total package. My dad had a 66.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #12
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I like them all!
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #13
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1978 442, hands down best.
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1978 442, hands down best.
I remember the first time seeing one of those, being from the "Big City" I just assumed someone did a "decent" job of painting those numbers on to make their car harken to the ole days. I couldn't believe it was an actual 442 from Oldsmobile, just assumed it was the precursor to a Doinkmobile

P.S. I like 65s a lot and of course 70 - the market obviously leans towards 70, like all muscle cars 70 is considered the "Pinnacle" year for those cars but I think you could argue any year from 64 - 72 was a great year. Probably depends on your age, I have a few brother-in-laws that would say the cars from the 50s were the best.

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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #15
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65 of course.

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Id take a 66 Club or Sport Coupe also.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #16
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Like 'em all but my heart says 65 Holiday because that is what I had back then. I still think the styling is less bulky, especially in the wheel well area. But the 67 I now have is growing on me and I agree with Randy C. that the 66 tail lights are classy. I'll take ANY of them!
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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #17
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65 of course.



Id take a 66 Club or Sport Coupe also.
Now this is one BEAUTIFUL car IMO. Wanna trade?
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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #18
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65 is the one
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Old August 20th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #19
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1966. First and best W30 with Tri Carbs (850 cfm), effective OAI from high pressure area, light weight if based on the cheap F85. I like the looks of the 66 the best, too
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Old August 20th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #20
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You guys are all dreaming. For all round good looks its got to be a 69
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While on the subject of good looking. Here's a pic of our prime minister. Isn't she lovely
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I thought the most sought after Cutlass model was the 72 Cutlass 'S' ?

My car should be called a cutlass 3-4-2.

3 under the floor, 4 barrel carburetor, two babes in the backseat.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #23
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The best was the one they never made:

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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #24
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^^^ Someone needs to paste in
chrome front and rear bumpers or air dams
or whatever all that plastic is.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #25
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It should say Rallye on it in actuality, but it would still be cool if Olds came back as an independent and made them
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Old August 20th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #26
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1990! I just had to put it, it's the only (Quad)442 I have.

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I don't really know, they are all nice. It's hard to pick just one.
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The best was the one they never made:

Thats just wrong!
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The best one they never made...54 F-88!
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65 of course.



Id take a 66 Club or Sport Coupe also.
There are a lot of 442s to love, but wow, this is one gorgeous car.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #30
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i agree with stevengerard that the market leans to 70. For most of my Oldsmobile life i would have agreed but the older i get the more i like all of them the same. as for road handling in stock form, i feel the 90-91 Quad 442 (expecially the high revving 91 W-41) will smoke all others before it. sad thing is, i think the best road handling car Oldsmobile ever made was not even a 442. the 90-92 Toronado Trofeo' was the best.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #31
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For me... a 70 and then a 66! Of course, I didn't vote for my garage...
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i agree with stevengerard that the market leans to 70. For most of my Oldsmobile life i would have agreed but the older i get the more i like all of them the same. as for road handling in stock form, i feel the 90-91 Quad 442 (expecially the high revving 91 W-41) will smoke all others before it. sad thing is, i think the best road handling car Oldsmobile ever made was not even a 442. the 90-92 Toronado Trofeo' was the best.
You make a good case for the Trofeo, I know because I had a '90, loved it, and it did handle surprisingly well. But on handling, it still gets edged out by the SCX. Not my opinion, the SCX pulled .86g and the Trofeo pulled .80g on the skid pad.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #33
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As for me I like them all.
I do have my favorite '64 and '66 4 speed
But I must say the '70 is very good and will get the most votes.


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Old August 21st, 2012, 01:04 PM   #34
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65' thu 72' in my book!
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:34 PM   #35
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I like the 70 the best, but have really come to like the 65 and the 64s since seeing alot of them here
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #37
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^^^Something has to be said fot he 66-67 400 short stroke.
You can rev that V-block up to 6k or a little more,
on a rebuilt line bore...
THE BEST BUILT Olds engine ever...Hands down as far as I give a shoot!
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 03:27 PM   #38
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Yes the alcohol allowed my foot to be rather heavy that day and my right hand a bit slow at shifting and seven thousand is where rpms's were at. Would I do it again sober. Hmmmmmm. F*** yea

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^^^Something has to be said fot he 66-67 400 short stroke.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:41 PM   #39
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I dont know if I could pick between a 69 or a 70. In my opinion the 69 looks really sporty and sleek, while the 70 looks just plain mean.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 04:52 PM   #40
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I do like the 69 and 70 also and your right about the 70 looking mean. Looks like the bully that takes your lunch money away.
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