Bob Iozia's '69 442 & '67 Cutlass Convertible
This 1969 442 is aztec gold with black interior and a black vinyl roof. It
is a 4 spd. and does have A/C. The body and paint are absolutely perfect.
The motor and engine compartment are fully detailed. The interior is
excellent and it has SSIII wheels with P245 60 R 14 tires.
While in high school, I dreamed of owning a 442, but could not afford one,
so I drove a 1964 Olds F-85 instead.
The years rolled by and as I was able to get involved in the old car
hobby, I spent 10 years owning various step-down Hudsons. Enjoyed them much
but as the need for speed grew, I began to yearn for a true musclecar.
All of those earlier thoughts of 442s came flooding back. I began looking
for a 442 but not many appeared in my area. I went to a classic car showroom
locally to see a 69 Chevelle SS I was told about, fortunately it was sold and
as I scanned their consignment cars, there she was. It was a little out of
my price range but we were able to negotiate a number that made everyone
happy. Especially me!
It is a blast to drive. And goes to many cruise nights and car shows and
has taken many trophies. It shares my garage with my 1957 Chevy and receives
plenty of TLC.
After owning my '69 442 for a while and enjoying it more than words can
say, I started to also appreciate the previous body style. (The straighter,
flatter body style) As the earlier body style continued to grow on me, I
started checking out the ads on the internet for such cars.
I came across a
'67 Cutlass Conv. nearby, for a reasonable price. It is white with a red
interior and a black top. Originally a Texas car, it came to N.J., two years
ago. It is straight and rust-free ---- much different than an untouched N.J.
car. The Cutlass has 75,000 miles on it. The interior is original and
perfect. The paint is very good and the chrome is excellent. It has the 330
c.i. low compression 2 barrel motor. The tranny is the 2-speed Jetaway. This
car runs flawlessly and is so smooth and tight, it amazes me each time I drive
it. I purchased it quickly and now it is a stablemate to my '69 442.
I anxiously await Spring so I can enjoy many top-down cruise nights and
weekend car shows. It is quite a contrast to my 442, but equally enjoyable,
in a different way.