1966 Oldsmobile 442 L69, 4-Speed, and Factory A/C

Please click on the picture below to expand and see seven exterior pictures of this 1966 Oldsmobile 442

September 15, 2021 Update: The high bid of $15,100 did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $60,000, so we’ve moved this 442 to our “Rides Still Available” Page. Click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” box below to navigate to the offer page.

September 15, 2021 Update – Based on many questions received, if you scroll down you’ll see we added several sections of pictures and another video. The first section documents the frame-off restoration of a Southern-states sourced 442. The second section provides detailed, better-focused close-ups of the body mounts that were all replaced when the car was restored approximately ten years ago.  Finally, the last video shows a cold start after sitting two weeks as well as a detailed review of the undercarriage while we had it suspended on a two-post lift earlier today.

GuysWithRides.com is excited to auction this 1966 Oldsmobile 442 Hardtop we personally photographed. Featuring only 1,007 miles since its frame-off restoration, this 442 features the very desirable combination of the 360 horsepower, 400 cubic inch, L69 tri-power V8 engine sending power through a Muncie M21 4-speed manual. Comfort options include power steering, power brakes, and factory air conditioning.

Bidding opened September 1, 2021, and will continue for fourteen consecutive days through Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 6:00 PM Eastern time.

This all-black 442 currently resides in a private collection located in Burlington, New Jersey approximately one hour’s drive from either Newark or Philadelphia International airports.

Current High Bid = $15,100

Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

The first impression you get when you see this ’66 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 in person is how straight the body panels are and how scratch-free the single repaint on a rust-free example remains to this day.  As you can hear in the videos provided, the L69 tri-power set-up is dialed in properly. The only modification from stock is the addition of an under-dash mounted Satellite Radio system with the antenna mounted on top of the dashboard. During our photoshoot of this car, we notice only minor scuffing on the side panel of the driver’s bucket seat.

On an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage earlier this year, Jay featured a virtual twin to the car we are featuring in this auction.  Watch the video and you will want to bid on our example!

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

The gallery below contains pictures taken during the frame-off restoration of this 1966 Oldsmobile 442 Hardtop. Click on the desired picture to expand it.

This next galley, taken September 15, 2021, contains pictures of the body-to-frame mounts and the motor, transmission, and Trim tag. Click on the desired picture to expand it.

Finally, here is video demonstrating a cold start of this 442 after two weeks of sitting. Immediately following that is a detailed review of the frame and underbody while we had the car on a two-post lift:

If you have any questions about this 1966 Oldsmobile 442 Hardtop, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

24 Comments
  1. John Pawlak

    Hi Rudy,

    Does the AC work?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi John,

      Yes, everything including the A/C works on the car. The only non-original item is the under-dash Satellite radio. Great 4-4-2 that looks and sounds amazing in person.

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    • Anonymous

      Can car be seen before bidding Is there a buy it now price

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      • Guys with Rides

        Only registered bidders who have entered a bid are considered for making an appointment with the seller to see the car prior to the end of the auction.

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  2. Ernest Valtri

    These are way cool, but the body style change in ’68 is mondo cooler.

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  3. TONY RIBEAU

    what about factory air cleaner ?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Tony, those are the correct factory air cleaners with the correct foam on each one. If you watch the Jay Leno video of a very similar example, that car also features the same air cleaners.

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  4. DONALD M VANECK

    is there any documentation with the car

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Donald, on Wednesday morning we will meet with the seller to take photos of whatever documentation they have that will be included with the 442. We will also take and post pictures of the engine block number, cylinder head numbers as several others have asked for that information as well.

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      • Guys with Rides

        This is a frame-off restored 442 that does not have copies of either the original window sticker or a build sheet.

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  5. Anonymous

    what about the white headliner

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    • Guys with Rides

      What about it? That’s factory correct. If you watch the Jay Leno video, that black-on-black 442 also sports a white headliner.

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      • DONALD M VANECK

        can you call me on car if it doesnt sell I would like to come to see it in person

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        • Guys with Rides

          Donald, if the car does not sell today, we will move it to our “Rides Still Available” page where you can either agree to pay the reserve price or make a reasonable counter-offer. No one sees the car without registering to bid and either bidding or making a counter-offer. We just added more undercarriage pictures and a video as well as pictures documenting the frame-off restoration.

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  6. Anonymous

    49 of 139 near body mount, pictrue is out of focus.

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    • Guys with Rides

      Please note that I just added still pictures in a separate gallery above showing all of the body mounts in clearer focus. I will upload a video of the complete undercarriage taken this morning shortly.

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  7. Anonymous

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    Hello,

    Is this car an L-69 recreation or is a factory original L-69? Or. is it a dealer installed L-69?

    Peter

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Peter, this 442 is a factory original L69 southern example treated to a frame-off restoration approximately ten years ago.

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      • Anonymous

        What documentation do you have, meaning, do you have any paperwork, build sheet, punch card, sales receipt, etc authenticating the car’s pedigree and authenticity of being an L-69 from the factory? Also, can you post pictures of the engine code, engine date code, head code, head date code, trans code and rear code?

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        • Guys with Rides

          As mentioned at the top of the description and the pictures and the new video added on September 15, we provided pictures and video of the engine code, transcode, and 12-bolt rear end tag. As you know, the cylinder head codes are hidden underneath the valve covers so they are not going to be removed just to take a picture. As mentioned elsewhere, this car does not have any documentation from new, and the seller’s reserve price accurately reflects the fact it is a solid #2 car.

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          • Anonymous

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            You need paperwork and documentation to match up with the car’s components (engine, trans, etc) to see if the said components are original to the car or if they are non original components.

          • Guys with Rides

            Thank you, we know what makes the difference between a #1 “Concours” and a #2 “Excellent” classic car. We have been extremely transparent about the fact this is a frame-off restored 66 442 and the condition of the car. The trim tag confirms this car started life as a Black-on-Black 442 with factory Air Conditioning. The stack of approximately 100 printed pictures that come with the car document the frame-off restoration of a complete southern-sourced car that required no sheet metal replacement. Unfortunately, while this car does not have the documentation to verify this is a factory L69 car, the setup is what would have come from the factory. As we’ve stated numerous times, the reserve price reflects the lack of documentation. If you have to have a fully-documented car that you’re afraid to take out of your garage, then find one and pay $15-20K more for that privilege. On the other hand, if you’d like a solid #2 condition example that was restored to factory specifications that you can actually have fun driving, even in hot weather, then register and submit a real offer.

  8. DONALD M VANECK

    did it sell yet

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    • Guys with Rides

      We go to great lengths to keep all of the listings posted on GuysWithRides.com updated. If it’s still on our “Rides Still Available” page, then yes, it’s still available.

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