The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. Introduced in 1964 as an option package for U.S. sold F-85 and Cutlass models, it became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s. The name was revived in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass Calais.
The "4-4-2" name (pronounced "Four-four-two") derives from the original car's four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhausts. It was originally written "4-4-2" (with badging showing vertical bars between the numerals) and remained hyphenated throughout Oldsmobile's use of the designation. As early as 1965, 4-4-2s were available with 3-speed automatic transmissions, but were still referred to and badged as "4-4-2"s. By 1968 badging was shortened to simply "442", but Oldsmobile brochures and internal documents continued to use the "4-4-2" model designation
The owner of this of this very sharp 1970 Olds Cutlass 442 Convertible purchased it from the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale Arizona in 2007. It was restored and built by Tripnozzi Muscle Cars of Grand Junction, CO, using many original parts and a handful of top-quality aftermarket parts as a “Pro Touring” street car. This fantastic machine has all the original 442 trim, a 455CID, 455HP Tri-power V8, Automatic transmission, 12-bolt rear end, power steering, power brakes, power top, factory A/C, 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, 18” and 20” Intro 5-spoke wheels and a 3” drop suspension. The car is documented from Barrett-Jackson, with no known damage history. This fun vehicle looks great, runs very well and drives like a new car.