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ROBERTWILLIAM

1970 Oldsmobile 442

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That awful paint and torn up interior will scare some people away, but the car looks solid, and they say it runs.  Someone will get a car with a lot of upside potential....for short dollars....

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"Would need some interior work." Slightly understated. 

"Custom ordered automatic." As in whoever bought it new either bought it off the floor of the dealer or was too stupid & uncoordinated to drive a stick.

This looks like an old man's 442. He wanted a cool car like the young guys, but didn't want to give up any creature comforts like he had in his Olds 98.

Nothing turns me off more with a muscle car than a column shift. If you had to have an automatic, you could at least have the decency to get it with buckets & console.

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I agree column shift is a little off.

 

You would have been amused by the 1966 Mustang convertible I had, a GT-K car, Hipo engine with an automatic from the factory.

 

A lot of people said no way it came like that, but all codes matched....it was console shift of course...

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Remember........today most people under fifty can’t drive a stick.........so an automatic is probably going to be a plus as far as value in the future...........

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38 minutes ago, edinmass said:

Remember........today most people under fifty can’t drive a stick.........so an automatic is probably going to be a plus as far as value in the future...........

 

Ed is correct,  it used to be a 4 speed was a 20% premium on a musclecar.   Auto/air is the combo that sells these days.   We are all doomed.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:

Remember........today most people under fifty can’t drive a stick.........so an automatic is probably going to be a plus as far as value in the future...........

You don’t say...

Year and 1/2 ago I went into a local ‘national chain’ tire store for new tires for my 16 yr old Jetta. Waited and waited - unknown to me, they had NO EMPLOYEE there who could drive a stick. They called in an employee from another shop.

 

I had feelings on that unmentionable here, but on the way home I thought, “boy, this car is getting old, I’d better get a new one before they discontinue the stick.” What do you think happened?

VW discontinued the stick (in anything other than the base model Jetta - which I won’t do). Scrambling, I found Cadillac still offered a stick in the ATS. Went in to the dealer to special order one - GM has closed the order books on it THAT week.

The stick is dead unless you want a Camaro or Charger, and I promised myself when I was 16 that I’d never be that middle-aged guy driving around in a Camaro!

(No offense to middle-aged guys with a Camaro.)

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I think that was a real fair price for a desirable muscle car from one of the most desirable eras.  Seems solid and in running condition. I guess not all prices on such things are obscene.

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