A real-deal 1966 Oldsmobile 442 hardtop dressed in red makes for a great muscle car look. As you dig deeper, you're going to see a great vintage style, right down to the numbers-matching four-on-the-floor transmission. But you'll also spot some nice upgrades, like the triple-deuce on top of the legendary big V8.
The 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass is already a great looking car. The extra wide headlights and stacked taillights gave these a mature appearance that let them own the road. But this straight-laced classic coupe has a serious wild streak thanks to its 442 packaging. The Holiday hardtop body, Super Stock wheels w/redline tires, and all the correct tri-color 442 badging was the ultimate statement of cool. And the upgrade to red later in life was the right call. It's a professional application that respects the upscale trim, and at the same time, it gives this muscle car the appropriate flair.
Inside, the premium black bucket seat interior instantly reminds you of the 442's dual performance and luxury goal. The intricate design and trim on the seats and door panels are the kind of things Olds fans really look for at the car shows. The center console is one of those features that not only adds comfort, but also is an instant prestige symbol, too. The dashboard is one of those great exercises in driver dominance. The big chrome panel houses everything, including the AM radio that's still on display. But while you'll enjoy the vintage look, you'll also love how much this is a driver's machine. The big round gauges have the right supplemental pieces, including upgraded readouts for the oil pressure and water temp as well as a cool Olds vacuum meter on the center console. Plus, the side mounted tach is a correct 1966 factory feature that's particularly handy to have with the shifter.
We all love the look of the Oldsmobile golden motor under the hood. And you'll love being about to tell people that this is a rare era-correct 442-specific 400 cubic-inch block. While that is the kind of history we love in a muscle car, this era is all about power. So it's awesome to see it upgraded with the best from its era at GM with a triple set of Rochester dual-barrel carburetors. This monster motor fires up nicely, and it makes a great sound out of the dual exhaust. The numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the full power and speedy soundtrack. Plus, you have a limited-slip rear end, boxed rear arms, and sway bars front & rear to give you the right driver confidence in this 442.
The sale comes complete with some of the previous registrations when this was a California coupe. And this SoCal style just seems to fit with this Oldsmobile's triple-deuce attitude. It all makes for a very cool total package worthy of the 442 legacy. Call now!