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Bethesda, Maryland
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1967 Oldsmobile 442 (442)

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Photo of a 1967 Oldsmobile 442 (442)

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Fresh minor on-frame body restoration (although the body was technically taken off the frame to install the new body bushings). I am saying "minor" because the car was already in really nice shape even before the resto- it won 3rd place at a local show (65-85 stock class) before the resto.

During the recent minor restoration (I got the car back a few weeks ago), (at least) the following was replaced/repaired:

new upholstery& carpet
new 442 callouts on fenders & trunk
new floor/trunk pans
new body bushings
restored steering wheel
refinished dash faceplate (currently not being repopped)
new fuel lines
rechromed rear bumper and taillamp bezels
all jack hardware restored and installed
Beginning 20,000 miles ago (10 years ago), the car underwent a major mechanical restoration (engine, fuel system, trans, differential, suspension/steering system, brakes, cooling system). The original engine was completely rebuilt (have the receipts), with 030 overbore, 10.5:1 compression & std main bearings. Also was fitted with quick ratio steering box (I have the working original too, included) and 3.42 limited-slip differential. Fitted with a manual choke 442-correct Rochester carb (I have the original numbers-matching Rochester carb, included). During that time the windshield and weatherstripping was also replaced.

The car has no leaks whatsoever under the car- impressive for a 40 year old car in any condition. This car is older than I am, but it drives like new- everything on the car works as is should. You can drive this car to your local show or across the country.

The car looks stock, with the exception of following:

period-correct Cragar SS mag wheels on BFG Radial T/A 235 60/15 (I have the original SSI wheels that came on the car, with Coker redline tires mounted, all included)
aftermarket chrome air cleaner
aftermarket chrome valve covers (I have period-correct M/T aluminum valve covers that were previously on the car from the 60s- needs repair, included)
period-correct hose-clamped tachometer
period-correct under-dash gauge cluster (clock, temp, volts, oil press)
Mallory electronic distributor (also included is the orginal points-type distributor)
In other words, I have kept most of the original parts when replaced with aftermarket/improved parts, so you can easily bring the car back to bone-stock appearance if you want.

The car was painted (factory-matched) in original Aquamarine about 10 years ago. To my knowledge, all body panels are original. NOS 60's T-3 headlights.

Specs

This car was originally ordered with the 442 package, and came with:

400 cu engine with 325 HP
TH400 3-spd auto trans w/ column shift
mild HiPo cam
4bbl Rochester carb
power brakes & steering
3.08 rear end
black vinyl top (original)

The vehicle cowl tag reads as follows:

06D 4th week of June manu date

67-33817 FRA11993 1967 F-85 V8 Holiday Coupe, made in Framingham #11993

970-B K-2 Black bucket seats, black vinyl trim, Aquamarine paint

W 2Z ??

5VYP Deluxe seat belts

Factory Options

400 cu engine with 325 HP
TH400 3-spd auto trans w/ column shift
mild HiPo cam
4bbl Rochester carb
power brakes & steering
3.08 rear end
black vinyl top (original)

Mods

period-correct Cragar SS mag wheels on BFG Radial T/A 235 60/15 (I have the original SSI wheels that came on the car, with Coker redline tires mounted, all included)
aftermarket chrome air cleaner
aftermarket chrome valve covers (I have period-correct M/T aluminum valve covers that were previously on the car from the 60s- needs repair, included)
period-correct hose-clamped tachometer
period-correct under-dash gauge cluster (clock, temp, volts, oil press)
Mallory electronic distributor (also included is the orginal points-type distributor)
Quick ratio steering box (I have the working original too, included)
3.42 limited-slip differential

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