1971 Oldsmobile


Offered at $89,900
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1971 Oldsmobile 442 1971 Oldsmobile 442

1971 Oldsmobile


Offered at $89,900

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  • A TRUE BARN FIND – (We have the photos!)

  • One owner car from 1971 – 2016 with 89,114 original miles

  • The recipient of a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration performed by masters of their craft with over 30 years of experience (pictures available)

  • Professionally rebuilt and correct numbers matching engine 455 c.i. built to 9:5 to 1 compression

  • Authentic 442 convertible (34467 VIN)

  • Tons of original paperwork, broadcast card, owner's manuals, warranty pamphlet, dealer placard

  • Original 1971 Certificate of Title

  • Correct one year only special order Bittersweet paint (code 62)

  • Correct Sienna bucket and rear seats (code 979)

  • NOS steering wheel still…like finding a unicorn

  • Paint work by renowned master craftsman, Jim Novelli of Wright City, Missouri

If you've taken a walk through any car show chances are you've heard a different conversation as you passed each car. Their topics range from wheels, engines, to finding parts, to the restoration, and inevitably the barn find. Most times you have to wonder if the barn find story is nothing more than a fishing story like the “big one that got away.” Well this car is no fish story and you don't want it to get away.

Take a good look at this car. If you're like us, the first thing you'll notice is the masterfully done and brilliant Bittersweet factory correct paint. That's because, Jim Novelli of Wright City, Missouri-a renowned refinishing expert on A-body cars-restored this very car. Novelli usually wins either Best-In-Class or Best-In-Show for his work. But look closer. The dual black stripes up the functional W-25 OAI air intake hood are a perfect match to the brand new top. Check out the panel gaps. They're perfect. Add to that the highly polished chrome and you should be drooling. But as they say, the devil is in the details and the details in this example shows like-new glass and proper lenses without any cracks or defects. Sitting on new period correct Goodyear Polyglass tires and new one year only all aluminum wheels.

The like new Sienna interior compliments the Bittersweet exterior color extremely well. Opening the door is like opening a brand new 442. Everything works as you would expect: Effortlessly. That's because the instrument gauges, original Am/Fm stereo are all reconditioned. New speakers were also added. Have a seat. The perfect seating and carpet come from Legendary Interiors. Gripping the NOS steering wheel is like gripping it for the first time in showroom.

Twist the key. Listen to that breathing 455 ci beast (audio available) as correct intakes transport air to the professionally rebuilt carburetor, then exhaling through the Gardner exhaust system dual pipes with those beautiful trumpet tips coming out the bumper. That amazing throaty, 70's sound comes courtesy of Speed Pro pistons with black friction coating on the skirts, Sig Erson street fighter cam, Cloyes Double roller timing chain and gear set, and a Melling m22 oil pump. Naturally, the heads were redone with all new valves, valve springs and rocker arms/pivots. Connecting rod bolts and nuts are high strength chrome moly ARP. All supplying power to the 3:23 posi-rear end. It simply doesn't get better than that.

To see restoration photos go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124771047@N02/albums/72157711174601641

At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out.

We're proud of our inventory and do our best in describing each example as accurately as possible. As with all classic cars, it can be difficult to know the true miles and history. Further, what one person sees is a gem, another person might not. So before making an investment, we encourage you to hire the services of a private inspector for a third party opinion. After all, we want you to be happy with your car for years to come!

No matter where you'd like your car shipped to, let us make the arrangements. We've ship cars all over the world. Delivering your new ride in enclosed carrier is nothing new for us. We'd be honored to arrange all the logistics for you! Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven-get out there!

If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write us at sales@motorcargroup.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car.

We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!

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