|Oldsmobile 442, 1971|
Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 | Car Review | The Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 is a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. Oldsmobile 442 was presented as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States since model year 1964. It has become a model of law from 1968 to 1971, then returned to an option through the 1970's. Oldsmobile revived the name in the 1980's in the rear-drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990 as an optional package for the new Cutlass front wheel drive.
|Oldsmobile 442, 1970|
The Oldsmobile 442 was born out of the competition between Pontiac Division and Oldsmobile. It began as a hasty response to the Pontiac Tempest GTO, which had proved to be an unexpected success midway through the 1964 model year. It was created by performance enthusiast and Oldsmobile engineer John Beltz (also responsible for the Toronado), aided by Dale Smith and Olds Chief Engineer Bob Dorshimer.
|Oldsmobile 442, 1969|
Because of its late introduction and the ambiguous nature of the GTO — which was technically a violation of General Motors policy limiting intermediate models to 330 CID (5.4 L) — the Oldsmobile offering was a conservative package. Technically the "B09 Police Apprehender" option, it used the four-barrel carbureted 330 CID (5.4 L) V8 with heavy-duty valve gear, posi trac, and a hotter camshaft, raising rated (SAE gross) output to 310 hp (231.3 kW) at 5200 rpm. Torque remained 355 lb·ft (481 N·m), although the torque peak rose from 2800 rpm to 3600 rpm. The package also included a stiffened frame, boxed rear suspension control arms, a heavy duty clutch and four-speed manual transmission, a heavy duty driveshaft, oversized brakes and the heavy-duty police-package suspension, with heavy duty wheels, higher-rate coil springs front and rear, heavy-duty shock absorbers, a larger front anti-roll bar, and an additional rear anti-roll bar.
|Oldsmobile 442, 1968|
The package was dubbed 4-4-2 based on its combination of four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and two exhausts. Priced at $285.14, it was available on any F-85 or Cutlass model except the station wagon, although most were Cutlass hardtop coupés (Oldsmobile archives indicate that approximately 10 four-door sedans were built with the B09 option).
|Oldsmobile 442, 1967|
Motor Trend tested an early 4-4-2 and found that the 3,440-lb (1,560 kg) car would run 0-60 mph (0–96 km/h) in 7.5 seconds, the standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds at 90 mph (140 km/h), and reached a top speed of 116 mph (185.6 km/h). A total of 2,999 were sold.
|Oldsmobile 442, 1966|
The 1975 Oldsmobile 442 has been revised grille with vertical bars and continued vertically stacked tail light lenses. Once there was a handling package / appearance based on Cutlass and Cutlass cutting S with content similar to previous years. Radial tires are now standard, with inflammation of GM high-energy electronics. All motors are catalytic converters, which require the use of unleaded petrol and spelled the end of the exhaust double truth. With the economy now a point of sale after the 1973 crisis to 1974, the energy resulting from the Arab oil embargo, the 75 442 and most other Cutlass models no longer include a V8 engine in standard equipment. For the first time since its introduction 1964, the 442 came standard with a six-cylinder engine, Chevrolet 250 cubic units inch line that had been offered in some intermediaries from 1966 to 1971, Oldsmobile Omega Compact Oldest since the 1973 introduction.
|Oldsmobile 442, 1965|
Another novelty this year was a small rocket built 260 cubic inch Oldsmobile V8 specially designed for fuel economy. The 170 horsepower 350 V8 rockets was a payment option now with the power of 190 to 455 V8. A three-speed manual transmission was restored as standard with six-cylinder engine with the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission with optional engine and transmission is only offered with V8 engines. Interiors again consisted of bench seats with cloth-and-Moroceen vinyl or all-Moroceen trim, or optional swiveling Strato buckets upholstered in Moroceen vinyl. Revised of the door panels with tie. Console (optional) with bucket seats. - CAR REVIEW
Oldsmobile Cutlass 442