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Bill Smiths's

1972 442

Bill's 442

      This is my 72 Olds 442 which was purchased by me in Dec. of 1999. The car has been in New Jersey all it's life. I have been a long time Oldsmobile fan, if you go to the links page here you will see my web site (Bills 72) with a bunch of past Olds I have had. 1972 was year after the strike which makes verification of my car being a real 442 a little hard. I do have the protecto plate but have not dug around for the build sheet. I do believe it is a 442 from what I have found so far. The car is pretty much all original with the exception of a holley carb and headers which were put on. It even has 5 SS1 wheels which are in pretty good shape. It has a 350/TH350, 10 bolt Posi rear, console shifter with black interior. What I wished it had, First and most, Ram Air Hood and second cut out rear bumper (Not all 1972 442's came with the cut out rear bumper)So far I have not done anything to the car but drive it once in a while, Sorry, I lied, I put a shift kit and gauges in, couldn't stand that soft shift and I'm a true believer in mechanical gauges. My Plans for the car, Well That's changed a couple times. I purchased a 455 engine and a TH400 trans which I started building but it has become more of a race engine/trans and I hate to turn this original car into a race car. So, I am looking for a rolling chassis to put this 455 into and I will use the 1972 442 as my street car. Hopefully one day I will complete the car as a nice, almost original (Will keep header at least)street car to cruise with. Thanks for looking, Bill

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