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- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
A terrific color combo, proper V8 power, an overdrive transmission, and a stylishly loaded interior all mean this 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Tribute Convertible is the kind of classic that offers everything you want for an ideal price.
The Olds A-bodies went through a redesign in 1968 to make them look like the widest and sleekest car on the road. In fact, the era of extra-wide cars is showcased on two sets of headlights with so much space in-between that you can fit a horizontal parking light. So it's ideal for an upgrade to 442 status. The dual exhaust notched into the rear bumper, vented hood trim, and Super Stock wheels with raised white-letter tires are all part of this intimidation. But there's more going on here than just muscle car style. The factory-correct Teal Frost is a refined color. It has a good gloss that highlights the well-fitting body panels. Well-integrated chrome bumpers and full-length trim add plenty of this sophisticated look. A car like this is meant to have both a sporty and chic style all in the same glance, and the best place to see that are in the sport stripes. They are painted on the hood to highlight the power dome style, and the side streaks make room for the 442 badges. And this full package coordinates so nicely with the white convertible top.
As good as this looks with the roof in place, there's something even more alluring about the full blue package of the seats, door panels, carpets, and dash. This car was cherished by its previous owner, and you can see the difference this makes in the vintage details. It's everywhere from the texture of the upholstery to the working courtesy lights. It has the right hint of 442 feeling with the four-spoke sports steering wheel, auxiliary gauge trio under the dash, and added tach. There are some nice cruiser-ready upgrades like a retro-style AM/FM radio and a cup holder center console. This also has provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) And the power windows option is a great luxury feature to have. It pairs with the power convertible top to give you the option of opening this Olds up to the world without ever leaving the driver's seat.
Under the hood is a proper Olds 350 cubic-inch V8. It has a great look with the bold golden block surrounded by plenty of shining components. While this is not the numbers-matching unit, it is a true era-correct block. Not only do we love the Rocket V8 for being its own independent motor line, but also this historically hardy V8 has been built for added power. You have a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and a nice V8 tune from the dual exhaust. It's a strong motor, and they made sure you'd enjoy driving it thanks to an upgrade to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and front discs add to this easy cruiser feeling.
The sale comes complete with build receipts and maintenance records. This is the thoughtfully done 442 tribute built to be both stylish and intimidating. So if you love a distinct drop-top cruiser, don't miss this Olds. Call now!