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1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 hardtop

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
SubModel: Authentic W-30
Type: Coupe
Trim: Special Ordered Bittersweet W-30
Year: 1971
Mileage: 129,073
VIN: 344871M156152
Color: Code 62 Bittersweet
Engine: Big Block Rocket 455
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Sienna
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States

1971 Oldsmobile 442 Special Ordered Bittersweet W-30 Additional Info:

1971 Oldsmobile “Real Deal" 442 W-30 Rare Bittersweet Selling At "No Reserve"

This Oldsmobile up for auction is the perfect classic muscle car to enjoy the rest of the summer and the fall. Stare at it, admire it over the winter and tinker with it getting this thoroughbred ready to romp again in the spring. If you have been looking for a beautiful classic that you can instantly become a fan favorite at the local car shows in your area or you would like to use this sweet Bittersweet (GM paint code 62) beauty as a daily driver then this rare W-30 may have your name on it! These 1970's muscle cars have incredible investment potential, and have been referred to as rolling bank accounts. It is becoming increasingly harder and harder to find a 71 W30 much less one that is Bittersweet 442 with white stripes and beautiful Sienna interior.

Car has the correct and matching W30 OW TH400 transmission with the VIN that matches the VIN on the dash and title. Other than having the original VIN numbers matching engine this is the second Holy Grail authenticating these W 30 cars. Also has the correct and to the best of my knowledge the original red inner fender wells and the correct and driver friendly 10 bolt SS 3:23 code rear end. Further authenticating this car is what I believe to be the “original W-25 Ram Air hood that is in great shape with correct and properly functioning air cleaner. If anyone is still questioning if this a real deal W30 I have a signed and notarized” Letter of Authenticity” from the previous owner stating when he purchased the car in February of 1980 it was a W30. Car shows 29,073 miles. Previous owner stated that represents 129,073 miles.

This car is loaded with options: Ps, Pb, AM- FM 8 track, Tic-Toc-Tac gauges, Sport steering wheel, Dual sport mirrors, 5 Super Stock 1 wheels, Dual exhaust with the famous trumpet tips, Rare Cruise Control, A/C and much more. In full disclosure the cruise and the a/c will need some work to make operable.

I was told by the previous owner from 1980-2017 this car spent its entire life in car friendly Oklahoma. Car has rock solid body panels, doors, chassis, front and rear floor pans, trunk pan and undercarriage. Car has a great stance and wonderful seams.

I asked my Olds guru/mechanic here in town who has been wrenching on these 70-72 A body Olds for almost 40 years and who also has been an Oldsmobile Club of America National judge for over 20 years to get this car “in tip top shape” for me. Now would be a good time to tell you why I am selling. I recently bought a farm property and have some things I want to and need to do to it. I never intended to sell this car but my loss is your gain. Back to the car…going from recall my guru/mechanic told me did the following or had the following done:

-Rebuilt carb

-Tuned the car up

-Put in new brake booster

-Installed new brake lines

-Installed new disc brakes

-Installed new water pump

-Installed new transmission lines

-Installed new water pump

-Installed new fan clutch

-Had the seals replaced on the OW transmission and repaired a couple of things inside that

needed to be done

-Installed new radiator

-Installed new belts

-Installed new power steering hoses

-Put in a new heater control valve

-He rebuilt starter

-Installed new Delco battery

-Put in fresh oil and filter…used Joe Gibbs racing oil with high zinc

-Installed new exhaust - Has that wicked sound that is so W30 that will turn heads.

-Installed new gaskets on motor

-Had beautiful Legendary interior installed…seats and carpet

-Had a new headliner installed

-Installed new gas tank

-Installed new front windshield. I believe the other 4 tinted windows are all original to the car

-Installed new wipers

The engine was pulled and detailed. Every attempt was made to place all of the original factory decals in the engine compartment and under the trunk lid, so this Bittersweet beauty would appear as close to the way it did when it rolled out of the factory on to the show room floor back in 1971.

This Olds rides on a set of four Super Star Radial GT 14" inch raised white lettered steel belted radial tires mounted on Super Stock1 wheels with all four bolt-on center caps, all four beauty trim rings, and all 20 chrome lug nuts. The original trunk floor is in very nice condition and was recoated with black and aqua AC Delco spatter spray to make it appear factory correct, so the trunk should stay in nice condition for many years to come. The trunk carries a full size matching Super Stock 1 spare wheel with a less than perfect matching Super Star spare tire with the original jack, jack stand, bumper mount, and crow bar all nicely detailed.

I saw no signs of this car ever being involved in an accident. The suspension looks to be in very good condition. This Olds really sits up awesome with the proud stance of a true 442 W-30. According to several Olds websites there were only 810 hardtop 442 W-30 models made in 1971. How many do you think exist today? Less than a fourth??? What you see is exactly what you get! These complete older classics that have survived for almost 50 years are becoming harder and harder to find.

The Nada Classic Car Price Guide currently has the 1971 Oldsmobile 442 with air conditioning, the Rocket 455/335 horsepower engine, and W-30 package listed at $81,780 in high condition, which they consider an excellent overall vehicle that wa completely restored, or an original vehicle showing very minimal wear. Note: This value does not represent a 100 point show car or a #1 vehicle. Those vehicles can reach much higher prices.

Nada has the average condition valued at $53,940, which they consider in good overall condition that could be an older restoration or a well maintained original vehicle that is completely operable stating the exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are presentable and serviceable inside and out. The Nada numbers don't lie! This Classic Iconic 442 W-30 Muscle Car is a very valuable automobile. It's a true W-CAR!!!!!!

A great deal of time, money, and effort went into bringing this classic muscle car back to its former glory. This car is for the guy or girl that used to have one back in high school and would like to relive their youth or show everyone at their high school reunion how cool they still are. It may just be the perfect car for someone who simply wants to treat themselves to a classic muscle car to show and or drive and enjoy their money while it increases in value. This Oldsmobile is an investment that I believe will continue to rise as these cars have consistently shown to escalate in value in the past many years. Here is a prime opportunity to acquire your dream car.

The deposit will need to be paid within 24 hours, and the balance is due within 72 hours prior to pick-up or transport. The title will be sent out the same day the funds are clear, or be kept in the glove compartment with the original owner's manual and the original consumer information pamphlet in the original gold 1971 plastic dealers sleeve for transport. Whichever way the winning bidder decides, the car will need to be picked up from my buddy's home where it is being stored during the auction just over the Illinois/ Wisconsin border.

This hard to find Bittersweet 442 W-30 classic muscle car is being offered at "No Reserve" by a private party on a 5-day listing, and will sell to the highest bidder at 8pm Eastern Time, 7pm Central Time, or 5pm Pacific Time on Sunday evening depending on your location.

Thank You for taking the time to read and view my auction!!!

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!