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Tom Brain


       In 1968 I purchased my first new car - a brand new 4-4-2 and kept it for several years before trading it in on a new Cutlass Supreme (and I've regretted it ever since).  During the the last year I've found and purchased several newer cars over the internet so I decided to look for a 1968 4-4-2 that was similar to the one I traded those many years ago.  During one of my late night searches I found what I was looking for - a '68 4-4-2 that was identical to the one I used to cruise around in during my youth - same willow gold exterior with black vinyl top and immaculate ivy and dark gold interior, a 400 cu in engine with turbo automatic tranny and 325 glorious horses.  I've since installed a factory AM-FM and 8 track player that works great.  The car was sold to me by the son of the original owner complete with original bill of sale and meticulously detailed documentation of everything done to the car since new.  The car has just turned over 100,000 miles (actual) and the engine still runs like new and is in the process of being detailed to the nines.  The original paint is still on the car but I plan to repaint and detail the undercarriage this fall.  I will update this site as the restoration progresses.  Meanwhile if you are a race fan you may want to visit my company's website: http://www.rpmcards.com  We design and print race car driver autograph cards for the motorsports industry.   You can reach me via e mail at graphicsvcs@cs.com 
 

T34 Trainer with son Kevin and his wife Jan.
 

Right front view. 1968 4-4-2 still had vent windows even in the "Holiday Coupe" model which was techhnically a hardtop.

 


Rear view shows the 4-4-2 specific cutout bumper for the stock dual exhaust and chrome trumpets.
 

Nice interior with bucket seats and center console which controls the TH400.
 

The 400 cubic inch Oldsmobile motor produces 325 HP. A Quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor. hydraulic cam, and dual exhaust and among the standard features. Sharp eyes can spot power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.
 

Latest update: 12/05/02

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