1966 Oldsmobile 442 L69/4-Speed and A/C – $60,000 RNM
December 31, 2021 Update – We were unable to find a buyer willing to pay the private seller’s firm $60,000 reserve price, so for now he plans to keep the car until further notice.
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.
Please click on the picture below to expand and see seven exterior pictures of this 1966 Oldsmobile 442
Current High Bid = $15,100 (Buy Now For $60,000)
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!