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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 442

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Cutlass
SubModel: Cutlass S
Type: Coupe
Year: 1972
VIN: 3G87V2R121315
Color: Red
Engine: 455
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Dark Saddle
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chapin, South Carolina, United States

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Additional Info:

Beginning in 1972 442 was no longer a model but, now an option. This vehicle was born in Arlington TX as a Cutlass S (V) code meaning a 455 ci engine with a Muncie M20 4 speed transmission. The motor is non matching number however, the original numberd block is included with the sale of the car. Trans. is matching and the limited slip differential is a 70, 12 bolt, Ponitac. When I purchased the vehicle the previous owner had begun adding the options associated with the 442 package, which I later completed. During the process of body work and painting, holes had been mistakenly drilled on both front fenders below 442. The fix was either to fill the holes and repaint or buy and install the W30 emblems, it was $400 vs $60. This car does Not have the W30 option. All gauges and lights work as they should. Ball joints, idler arm replaced, front end alignment, new starter and new a/c condenser, clutch, pressure plate just to name some of the parts that have been replaced just recently. I also have some photos of the body during it's restoration. Write me if you need more information.There are two somewhat mechanical issues I have to mention. First is that there is aslight howl when in second gear. The howl lessons as the transmission warms up. About a year ago the trans was removed and the components thought resonsible for the howl were replaced. We were wrong and that parts listed is available. Other than the howl the trans works fine. Second is since I have owned this vehicle I have observed that on warm days and when the engine is at the normal runningtemperature the engine oil pressure drops down to 12psi when at an idle and and rises into the upper 50s when running normal to higher speed. Did a little research reguarding the lower psi at an idle and it seems that this is a normal condition for Oldsmobile and Buicks.Two other items of interest that I failed to mention. The A/C has been updated to the R134 system and the other, I was advised by the seller that the replaced engine had been built closely to the 1970 specifications and has 370+HP.