This is my 72 Olds 442 which was purchased by me in Dec. of 1999.
The car has been in New Jersey all it's life. I have been a long
time Oldsmobile fan, if you go to the links page here you will see
my web site (Bills 72) with a bunch of past Olds I have had.
1972 was year after the strike which makes verification of my car
being a real 442 a little hard. I do have the protecto plate but
have not dug around for the build sheet. I do believe it is a 442
from what I have found so far.
The car is pretty much all orginal with the exception of a holley
carb and headers which were put on. It even has 5 SS1 wheels which
are in prety good shape. It has a 350/TH350, 10 bolt Posi rear,
console shifter with black interior. What I wished it had, First
and most, Ram Air Hood and second cut out rear bumper (Not all
1972 442's came with the cut out rear bumper)So far I have not
done anything to the car but drive it once in a while, Sorry, I
lied, I put a shift kit and gauges in, couldn't stand that soft
shift and I'm a true believer in mechanical gauges. My Plans for
the car, Well That's changed a couple time. I purchased a 455
engine and a TH400 trans which I started building but it has
become more of a race engine/trans and I hate to turn this orginal
car into a race car. So, I am looking for a rolling chassis to put
this 455 into and I will use the 1972 442 as my street car.
Hopefully one day I will complete the car as a nice, almost
orginal (Will keep header at least)street car to cruise with.
Thanks for looking, Bill