Pond Scum- 1987 Oldsmobile 442

The 1987 Oldsmobile 442 was the swan song for the pseudo hotrod G-body coupe.  The 442 couldn’t hold the Buick Grand National’s jock strap in terms of outright speed, but it still was a desirable car.  These special models were fully equipped and had many options you would have thought should have come standard on car by 1987.  The warmed over 170 hp 307 was only good for mid 9 second 0-60 times and a 16 second 1/4 mile.  With all that said, Olds sold a ton of these cars and they are very easy to make faster in 2018.  Today’s 442 has some light engine mods, but what really stands out is the shade of green it was painted.  Given the relatively low selling price, the putrid color scheme is not helping the resale value. Find this 1987 Oldsmobile 442 for sale in Woodbury Heights, NJ for $4,000 via craigslist.

Here are the details provided by the seller:

1987 oldsmobile 442

Super low original miles


Headers, with custom dual exhaust

Oversized champion 4 core radiator

Aftermarket Wheels and tires offset sizes

Custom paint- I didn’t think neon pond scum green was a factory color!

Hid headlight system

ignition system

K N air filter

Super clean and solid car with clean title . vehicle runs solid needs very little

Can be seen at a friend’s shop

The 442 and the Cutlass Calais were equipped with full gauge package rather than the idiotic ribbon speedometer that should have been put out to pasture in the 1970’s.  The 442 was also fitted with floor shifter and bucket seats. 

What is your favorite 1980’s G-body factory hotrod – Grand National, Cutlass 442, Monte Carlo SS, or Grand Prix Aero Coupe?

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Cory survived a kamikaze junkyard run to three Baltimore area pick and pull yards yesterday and will be writing up a review of the LKQ website/app soon.