Big, Bad, Brown: 1972 Oldsmobile 442

TIn 1968 the Oldsmobile 442 became its own model, having previously been an option available on the Cutlass F85 line. The 4-4-2 moniker still stood for four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and two exhaust pipes, and brown paint for today’s 442. In time it has become a muscle car icon, ranking up there with Pontiac’s GTO or the Chevrolet Chevelle, and I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to drive this one unless you are afraid of discovering that you love big gas guzzling rusty brown cars. Find this 1972 Oldsmobile 442 bidding for $8500 in Willoughby, OH via ebay with 1 day to go.

From the seller:

About this vehicle
This 1972 Oldsmobile 442 is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle is drivable and is not regularly driven.
Vehicle Details
This car may be one of one. It was ordered with a 442 package with bucket seats, dual gate shifter, heavy duty suspension, interior light group but has the 350 rocket two barrell, single exhaust, power drum brakes, power stirring, and AC. Car has been in storage since late 70s.

runs and drives

AC compressor kicks on

some rust issues with lower front fenders

doors are solid

rockers solid

quarter panels need repair

bottom edge of trunk lid needs repair

hood in good condition

rear bumper may need replaced

front bumber in good condition

solid trunk floor

floor pan may need some patchwork

solid frame

glass in good condition

all interior there but may need work

most of the paint appears original except from the pin stripe down

over the years there has been some body work

missing two original hub caps

Tried to find production numbers but nothing specific found. Let me know if you have any info on these cars.

See a better way to drive something big and rusty?