1970 Oldsmobile 442 – Oldsmobile 442 has a unique name origin. Figures 442 behind Oldsmobile are taken from the technical specifications, namely four-barrel carburetor, manual four-speed transmission, and dual exhaust. This engine is a mainstay of Oldsmobile for its muscle car production.
This Oldsmobile 442 engine is on the same level as the engine used by the Chevy Chevelle SS and the Pontiac GTO. And like the GTO, this 442 engine is just an introduction to something more.
In 1970 Oldsmobile was equipped with a larger V8 455cid engine. This engine uses a stronger W30 component and can therefore produce power of 360hp and a torque of 500lbft. With specifications like that this car can reach 60mph in less than six seconds. Fast enough for Olds car hahaha…
Small Facts to know from Oldsmobile 442
One time in the NORRA Mexico 1000 racing event (a precursor to the Baja 1000) in 1970. Actor James Garner took part in driving Oldsmobile 442 and managed to get second.
The Goodyear Grabber is the name for 1970 Oldsmobile 442 driven by James Garner. This car was built by the legend of Baja racing, namely Vic Hickey. It is sponsored by Goodyear tires. It was recently being restored before it put out for sell.
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