1980 Oldsmobile 442 Calais 350 from North America
It's the most rare of all my cars
I got it from a tow yard for $250 because the engine had a rod knocking. I didn't know what I had, at first. Until I looked it up online. I was like YEAH! Score!!!
Anyway, in '80 they built 886 W-30 442's, 346 of which are like mine, White and Gold. Pretty rare car. Pictures can be seen at myspace.com/HotRods442
I've modified a few things, like, I installed '94 Bonneville SSEI seats front and rear; way more comfortable than the stock seats.
For the time being, until I can afford to rebuild an early Olds 350, I'm running a strong 4 bolt Chevy 350 I got for free. I have some of the parts to change over to a 5 speed manual tranny, still need a bell housing and T-5.
I love it, handles pretty good for a 3200 lb brick... Actually, this is the longest I've ever taken to do a car, usually have them mint in a couple years. Because of funding issues, this one's still not halfway done. 11 years, mind you...
I finished one of my '72 Opel GT's in less than 6 months, complete rebuild, paint, everything...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2011