1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2
The first few pics show the condition the car was in when purchased. It was wrapped in tarps and sat underneath a deck for 39 years before being pulled out and advertised. I have lots to show and tell on this vehicle. This car was a local car and was parked in 1978 due to a hit and run. This was the family driver for the previous owner. He was the parts manager for the local Olds dealership in Kalispell Mt. where he purchased it in 1969. I purchased it in 2017 and it is almost completely restored. The rebuilt # matching engine is finally back and installed. I have more pics and most all the old parts saved that have been replaced. I have taken pics of all the numbers on engine, trans and stamp code on the rear end. Original 8 track has been rebuilt, and the vacuum trunk switch works as well. It has the Hurst shifter that has 4 4 2 on it. It has the 342 limited slip rear diff. The list is endless to the work performed on this car. I have a lot more pics and more of the story to share.
Paint and exterior
This was its original color from the factory. All new sheet metal as needed, and paint completed in 2021. Frame has been repainted and underside undercoated as well as all new body mounts installed.
Upholstery and interior
Front buckets reupholstered, new headliner and front door panels with new carpet. Rear seat is original to the car and in very good shape. New rear window deck covering. The dash I removed rebuilt or repaired as needed. Unfortunately the clock quit working shortly after the dash wash reinstalled.
Original Engine: Yes
Just had it rebuilt it was bored .30 over the # on the block matches the serial # on the car.
I Have it installed back in the car and running great. Have all the receipts and specs
from the rebuilder. Still has all the original external parts with #s matching the assembly manual.
I have the original exhaust manifolds as it has headers on it at this time. I saved the original pistons and camshaft that came out of the engine.
I have put on approx. 400 miles since making it run in 2018, and took it to it to a few car shows. I decided to take it to the next level so I pulled transmission and engine. Had the engine rebuilt and went through the 4 speed my self. I changed out all suspension parts frt and rear and have driven it approx. 200 miles since performing all this work.
Wheels and tires
All new brakes and calipers, calipers are the 4 pistons. Booster is original to car, sent out for complete rebuild. I replumbed the brake lines and moved metering block for easy access because of the headers. Saved original calipers and master cyl.
M21 original to car, new seals and gaskets # on case does match serial # on the vehicle.
No damage to internal components during inspection and resealing.