This is an absolute monster of a car. Coyote Classics is more than happy to present this 1971 Oldsmobile 442 for your consideration! This 442 has all the hallmarks of a truly excellent muscle car. An aggressive stance, a 4-speed manual transmission, a massive V8 and eye-catching paint are all this 442 needs to stand above the rest. The "4-4-2" name (pronounced "Four-four-two") is meant to show the car's basic specs: a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhausts. By 1971, the muscle car market was starting to take a hit as a result of increased insurance rates and federal emissions regulations hurting the power of the cars. However, the 442 still soldiered on, continuing to offer some of the best performance the era had to offer. This 442 is powered by the classic Oldsmobile 445 "High-Output" V8 paired to the 442 special, a 4-barrel carburetor. Keeping to the 442 name, this 442 is offered with a 4-speed manual transmission and Hurst shifter for optimal performance and aggressive shifting. The exterior Blue paint really sticks out, being presented over a solid body and accented by a prominent rear spoiler. Despite the car's performance orientation, the 442's interior is also very nice with comfortable black vinyl bucket seats and woodgrain dashboard trim. Options fitted to this mean 442 include power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes, factory gauges, a working clock, fuel injected system an updated vintage-style AM/FM digital radio, a rear spoiler, and an aggressive-sounding dual exhaust system. This 442 offers some of the best performance the late '60s and the early '70s had to offer, a truly iconic car that is ready to jump in and enjoy at a moment's notice. It's a good thing we've got this one ready to go for its next driver at this very moment.
VIN and Cowl Tag decode as follows:
3: Oldsmobile Motor Division
87: 2-door "Plainback" hardtop coupe
1: 1971 model year
M: Built at the Lansing Assembly Plant, Michigan U.S.A.
169424: Sequence number, 69,423rd 1971 Oldsmobile built
ST71: 1971 model year
4487: 4-4-2 hardtop coupe
LAN: Lansing, Michigan Assembly Plant
4949: "Antique Jade" paint (repainted to turquoise during restoration)
03C: Manufactured in the 3rd week of March, 1971