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Oldsmobile 442

  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: 442
  • Submodel: W-30
  • Mileage: 85809

Finished in Saturn Gold over a black interior, this 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 4-Speed is one of less than 300 W-30 4-speed cars produced in 1972. This 86,000 mile, 3-owner car was built in Lansing, originally purchased in Colorado, and has spent much of it’s life in Nevada. The car retains all of its orginal panels and floors, which are in excellent condition. The W-30 is very correct and features the matching numbers engine, transmission and the W-30 correct 3.42 rear end. The 442 has the correct "W/Z" exhaust manifolds, the correct Winters intake manifold, and the correct carburetor.

The car comes with substantiating documentation including the original window sticker, the Protect-O plate/glove box wallet, and a letter to the original owner from Oldsmobile.

The car performs, sounds and feels totally unmolested just as an 86,000 mile car should. Everything is in good working order including the seatbelt buzzers, reverse lock-out and the 8 track player.

The W-30 Package Includes:
High Performance Rocket 455 V-8 with 4bbl carburetor and special dual exhaust system, W-25 Dual Intake, Force-Air fiberglass hood with special paint scheme, heavy duty radiator, manual front disc brakes, 3.42 to 1 Posi-traction rear axle, Sport style mirrors with remote control, body and deck lid striping, 442 radiator grille, black hood louvers, deck lid numerals, Rallye suspension package including heavy duty front and rear springs and shocks, front and rear stabilizer bars and heavy duty rear suspension control arms, 4 speed Hurst Shifter (wide ratio)

Additional options on this car include: Deluxe seat belts, drip moldings, tape deck, tinted glass, belt molding, Super Stock III wheels, Deluxe radio, trunk and underhood lamps, instrument panel/ashtray/glovebox lights/map light in mirror.

VIN Decoding: 3G87X2M225900

  • 3 = Olds
  • G87 = Cutlass S
  • X = 455 (W-30) (L-77)
  • 2 = Model Year
  • M = Lansing Michigan
  • 225900 = Production Sequential Number

Trim Tag Decoding:

  • ST72 = Model year
  • 3 = GM Div Olds
  • 3687 = Cutlass "S" Hardtop coupe
  • LAN473192 = Lansing Assembly plant
  • TR940 = Black interior
  • A-52 = Seat type (bench)
  • 53 53 = Paint code(Saturn Gold)
  • 5B = build date(May, 2nd week)

Engine codes:

  • Block VIN # 2M225900
  • Block Cast # 396021F
  • Head Cast # 409100
  • Head letter code – GA
  • Oil fill tube code – UL
  • Water pump Cast # 408329
  • Distributor # 1112036
  • Intake Manifold Cast # 407570
  • Exhaust Manifold Cast # Left 402295 "W" / Right 402294 "Z"
  • Carb # 7042953 Q- Jet, date code RL0252

Rear End Codes:

  • TM code = 3.42 Posi

Transmission Codes:

  • Cast # 3925661
  • Date Code P2EO2A
  • Stamp Code 2M225900

It’s hard to find cars this complete and correct. Don’t miss out on this gem.