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1972 Oldsmobile 442 W29 Convertible 1 Owner 79K Miles! Excellent Car!

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
Type: Convertible
Trim: W29 442 Convertible Broadcast Card
Year: 1972
Mileage: 79000
Color: Matador Red Code 75
Engine: 350 4 BBL
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Drive side: LHD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Itasca, Illinois, United States

1972 Oldsmobile 442 W29 442 Convertible Broadcast Card Additional Info:

1972 Oldsmobile 442 ConvertibleReal Deal W29 442(Not a clone, replica, recreation, tribute or whatever other nice words people use for knock offs these days)Rocket 350 4 BBL EngineTH-350 Automatic TransmissionBucket SeatsConsoleRally Pack Gauge ClusterTic-Toc-TachFE2 Suspension PackagePower Trunk ReleasePower TopPower SteeringPower BrakesVanity MirrorPower LocksSport Steering WheelSport MirrorsDrivers Side Remote MirrorFront/Rear Sway BarsBoxed Rear Lower Control Arms

Here is the history on the car. In 1972, the original owner special ordered this car from what is now "Otto Cadillac" of Albany, NY. and took delivery in the fall of that year. He had just finished medical school and used his signing bonus from the hospital to buy this car. He got married in 1973 and this centerpiece of that wedding insofar as he took his wife on their first date in the car. Kind of a interesting, but very true...documented story. The car was used sparingly in the summers until the mid 1990's collecting some 70,000 miles.
At that point the car was stored, and seen light again in 2007. Donald had turned 65 and just retired, finishing his career as one of the most respected Cardiologists in New York State. In any event, his wife had the 442 sent to a restoration shop specializing in GM A body cars with the idea of keeping the car as original as possible, but making it "new". The car was basically rust free from my understanding and my own inspection of the car tends to reasonably agree with that assertion. The floors, trunk, 1/4 panels, and fenders are all original to the car. Of course I can't say for SURE the fenders are original, albeit the 4 and 4 are closer together than the 2, which is correct but always mistaken when these fenders are redrilled for emblems...even the templates are incorrect online that you can buy...so...I have no reason to believe they are not original to the car.
The 442 received a complete makeover. The leaky 350 was completely rebuilt, standard bore, including all accessories...the TH-350 was rebuilt with heavy duty clutches, rear end was resealed, brakes...including all lines were replaced. Front and rear suspensions were rebuilt, steering box overhauled. All gauges were sent out and rebuilt. The convertible top frame was blasted and rebushed, body mounts replaced, ect. The bumpers were both replated...everything was just gone through. The interior appears to largely be original, sans the carpet...and in excellent shape, no rips, tears, ect. The foam in the seats HAD to be. replaced because they feel just excellent.
The car was repainted its original color of Matador red, with the correct stripes on the hood, and the correct 442 belt line stripes. The convertible top was replaced with a upgraded glass rear window. All the weatherstripping was replaced...this made for a excellent street machine.
The car was enjoyed for 10 summers, being driven about 500 miles a summer, kept covered in a heated garage. A few years ago, the original owner called me up, with the passing of his wife...he just didn't want the car anymore. So, I went out to New York and bought the car.
I drove it 12 hours home without issue, not a leak, issue...nor a drop of burned oil. I have a rather large Oldsmobile collection and had a identical 72 I recently sold.
This is one of those cars I'd keep forever but other hobbies have taken up my time and resources...so I'm selling off some toys.
It just kills me to see these phony cars fetching more than the real ones by bolting on a W-25 hood and air cleaner. I like things the way they came from the factory.
This is a excellent car for the buyer that wants a excellent car to get in and drive. If you want to buy something to work on...there isn't anything to do here! Everything lines up perfect, the inside does not get wet when you wash it, and EVERYTHING works!
The car has a lot of the original documentation!
My cell # is 630 273 7595. You can reach me at any reasonable hour. I have a shipping broker account with Central Dispatch and can get you wholesale rates on shipping anywhere in the Country...if you choose not to drive it...which, unlike most cars of this vintage, you could confidently drive across the Country without worry.
This car is for sale on other sites, venues, Oldsmobile forums, etc. and the auction can and will be ended in the event of a sale outside of eBay. My auctions, in my experience...typically end early due to sale outside of eBay.
I am a collector, and not a Dealer...I know what my cars are worth, but I have realistic expectations...and would rather deal with REAL buyers...I'm not looking for trades...if you need financing...I suggest you go to a Dealer. I hate to say things like this but you'd be. surprised at some of the responses I get.
Look at my feedback, my reputation speaks for itself.