Jim Peek's '68 442


Here's some pictures of my 1968 442 which we have had in the family since it was new. I was 14 years old when my dad came home from the Seattle Auto Show in October of 1967. He said that he fell in love with a "red 442." I had never heard of a 442 before that day. The car has been a big part of my life ever since. I got my driver license, my first ticket and my first date in that order in this car. It originally came as a "Turnpike Cruiser" with a high speed rear end and a 2 barrel. I converted the manifold and carb to a 4 barrel and added the under the bumper ram air because I like the looks of the scoops. It runs a bit faster with the extra air. It also came with a black vinyl top. During the restoration I chose to not re-install the top to avoid rust below the vinyl in our rainy climate. The car came with an 8-track which still works.

I can really say "this was my father's Oldsmobile" with pride.

Jim's Email: alexsisland@email.msn.com

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