1970 Olds 442 W-30 455ci. Beautiful Resto/Mod. Oldsmobile Clone Tribute

1970 Oldsmobile 442 for sale in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
SubModel: NO RESERVE!!
Type: Coupe
Year: 1970
Mileage: 75876
VIN: 342570g118895
Color: Black
Engine size: 455ci
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Oldsmobile 442 1970

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1970 Oldsmobile 442
We have been a licensed Automobile Dealership in Philadelphia, PA. for the past eighteen years. We are primarily an Auto Wholesale Operation supplying other dealerships, and we are now listing select vehicles for sale to the public as well. I am the internet/wholesale manager and my name is Chris. Please feel free to call me with any questions at 215 669-6400.

We offer our online customers a full guarantee on the purchase of any of ourvehicles. If you come here to inspect this vehicle and then decide for any reason that you don't want it, you will be excused from purchasing it. The stated auction terms must be observed to maintain this guarantee.

This is a Beautiful 1970 Olds 442 W-30 Tribute car. I knew the previous owner because he performed restoration work for some friends over the years, and he owned this Olds for a number of years. He's always had his own personal resto-mod in the works, which in the past included a Superbird, Tran-Am SD, Grand National, and a Chevelle SS Clone that we sold for him right here on ebay last year for $38,600). Unfortunately he passed away in January. This car has been driven just over 5,000 miles since its completion, and garaged the rest of the time.

Back when he started the resto-mod project on this Olds, I often reminded him to let me know when he decided to sell it, so when his family was selling his shop equipment and vehicles, I bought this car. Why was I so interested in this 442? When I was 19 years old, I bought my first muscle car - a 1969 Hurst Olds. Three years later I got myself a 1970 Olds 442 in black and gold, which I kept for seven years. I had an exterior restoration completed on that 442, which included complete refinishing in a paint scheme similar to a Hurst Olds. (The last photo below shows both of those cars).

This Olds was a southern car in great shape when he acquired it. There wasn't any body rust or structural damage to deal with, which made the restoration a lot easier. It was originally a Cutlass with white interior, equipped with bucket seats, console, and 350ci V8 with TH350 transmission.

This restoration was completed six years ago, and this is what I know about the resto/mod and what was done for this project:

The original paint was stripped to bare metal, and this car was totally refinished in

a 442 W-30 paint scheme. A W-25 ram air hood was installed with functional twist lock pins. The correct grills and rear spoiler were also installed. A 442 dual exhaust cutout rear bumper was located, and both bumpers were re-chromed and installed. A set of 14" Olds Rally wheels were installed with the correct new Polyglas G70-14 tires, which are showing 90% of their tread.

The undercarriage was also stripped and refinished. Everything you see under this car is

either new or reconditioned, which includes all of the following:

  • Every brake line, fuel line, and hose. All of the control arms, suspension joints, and bushings. A reconditioned steering box. Steering pump and all steering linkage. All of the springs and shocks. Both of the sway bars and linkage. The fuel tank and straps. Reconditioned driveshaft and new u-joints. The complete dual exhaust system with chrome trumpet tips.
  • The entire brake system. Master cylinder and proportioning valve. All brake rotors & drums. Both front calipers. All backing plates. All brake pads/shoes, hardware & cables.
  • A totally rebuilt 455ci engine with deep sump oil pan.
  • A rebuilt 700R4 Transmission with Overdrive and shift improvement kit.
  • A 12-bolt 3.91 posi-rear. Totally rebuilt and powder coated.
  • A new radiator, hoses, fan, and auxiliary electric fan.

The interior was also fully attended addressed:

  • There is new carpeting and pads. A correct new headliner. The seats were completely re-upholstered. The console shifter has the correct position indicator for the overdrive transmission.

  • An original 4-spoke sport steering wheel was installed with proper working horn.

  • A few gauges were added and a Sony stereo was installed.

This car looks gorgeous. You can spend 2-4 times more money for a real 442, but you'll be hard pressed to find a nicer original or tribute than this one. The body is very straight and clean. The paint is super glossy and lustrous over the full exterior. The interior is fresh, clean and in fabulous condition as well. This is a car that is totally streetable, and reliable enough to be a daily driver. It fires right up, runs super strong, and cruises easily at high speed (overdrive transmission). But most importantly - IT LOOKS AWESOME, and is ready to drive home today.

NOTE: The windows have aftermarket tint installed, which we can easily remove prior to pickup at no cost if desired. Feel free to call me with any questions.

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A 10% deposit (minimum $500) is due 24 hours of auction completion. We accept Paypal for the deposit only. The balance is due within seven days. Pickup of the vehicle is within ten days of auction completion.

The acceptable methods of payment are Bank Wire Transfer, Certified Bank Check, Direct Deposit or Cash in person. We do not offer financing. Deposit down payments are non refundable. We do not accept trade ins. Any guarantee offer for this vehicle will be voided if payments are not made according to terms.


This vehicle will be sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied by the seller. However, the buyer will be offered the option to purchase an additional Extended Service Warranty for all applicable vehicles.

The title is guaranteed to be free and clear. There will be no liens or encumbrances on the title. The stated odometer reading is within +/- 500 miles.


Please check with us before scheduling your vehicle pickup.We are not a retail dealership, so it is very important to coordinate your arrival with us before finalizing your plans. We are available from 8AM to 3PM weekdays, and are closed on weekends.

We are approximately 15-minutes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the Amtrak 30th Street Train Station, and the Greyhound Philadelphia Bus Station. We may be able to pick you up at any of these terminals, so please inquire if interested.


The company listed below have provided good service to our customers over the years.

Honest Auto Movers (Mark)............. 954-993-1120

Additional shipping sources can be found on the Internet and you are welcome to choose any transport company of your preference.


Out of state purchasers do not pay any Pennsylvania sales tax. A $60 fee will be added to the final sale price of each online transaction, which will cover document fees and preparation, notarizations, and courier costs.

Temporary Transit Tags are available through the state of PA for $65, which will provide valid registration for a period of 60 days. In order to obtain this tag, please provide proof of insurance for any vehicle that you presently own.

Titles are available to the buyer immediately upon full irrevocable payment, which is performed by bank wire transfer or cash in person. Otherwise, the title will be sent to you after your payments have cleared our bank. Occasionally, a title is still being processed by the state and we will issue free temporary registration until the title is received.

All vehicles we sell on eBay are stored in a separate secured facility and we require that all vehicles be picked up within ten days of auction completion. Storage charges after ten days will be charged at $15/day for cars, and more for trucks and larger vehicles depending on size. (Storage charges will not apply to vehicles scheduled for pickup by a transporter).

We will try to exercise some flexibility to accommodate special requests regarding our terms, if they are placed before the auction ends. We also sell vehicles locally and reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.

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