Oldsmobile 442

 

This car has been viewed 4,666 times as of 2017-03-21 14:26:24

For Sale in our 15 locations - St. Louis, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville, Dallas, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver.

Oldsmobile 442

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This car has been viewed 4,666 times as of 2017-03-21 14:26:24

For Sale in our 15 locations - St. Louis, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville, Dallas, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver.

Oldsmobile introduced the Cutlass in 1961. Over the years, it was Oldsmobile's flagship car. The G-body Cutlass was produced in Arlington, Texas. The Cutlass' last production year was 1999.

For several years Oldsmobile was able to boast about having the best selling car in America. Who would have thought that 10 years later Oldsmobile would be ending production of the Cutlass and calling it quits. Oldsmobile's ad campaign touting "This is not your father's Oldsmobile" backfired. Not only did it not attract younger buyers, it alienated the older ones. Sadly, General Motors phased out the Oldsmobile division.

Barry Poburn loves his 1972 Oldsmobile 442 with its high performance engine and four-speed transmission just as much today as he did when he picked the car up the dealership almost exactly 43 years ago.

He special ordered the high performance car at a time when car manufacturers were detuning new cars while adding anti-pollution equipment resulting in plummeting horsepower. The muscle car era was ending fast as 1971 came to a close.

Poburn had joined other teenagers to watch the Saturday night drag races on the road to Simon Fraser University. A mid-60s Oldsmobile 442 (four barrel, four-speed, dual exhausts) equipped with racing slicks for traction cleaned up every time – knocking off the GTOs, Roadrunners, Super Bees, Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopar 440s and Hemis along with everything else that was fast.