Oldsmobile's 442 car was one of the very hottest cars of General Motors that hit the street in 1970. Often called as Oldsmobile 442, 1970 Olds 442 was a muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. Along with some special features, 1970 Oldsmobile 442 was one of the most powerful productions, Oldsmobiles ever created.
The year 1970 was the pinnacle of performance from Oldsmobile. In order to stay in tune with the horsepower arms-race, General Motors and Oldsmobile made the Olds standard 442 engine.
The increased performance and revised body style resulted in the 442 being the awarded pace car at the Indianapolis 500 race of 1970. The car was praised at Motor Trend and called the most identifiable super car in the GM house.
Basically, 1970 Oldsmobile 442 was introduced as an option package for Cutlass and F-85 models. This muscle car has many features that made it one of the most favorite cars of 1970s. Fully developed as a muscle car, the engineers gave various new features to the car including Oldsmobile heavy-duty springs, special shock absorbers, stabilizer bar, hood louvers, special emblems, special tires, unique paint stripe and a high output engine.
The W-30 was an option package on the top of the 1970 Oldsmobile 442 model which was offered to the speed needy. The W-30 included a blueprinted and balanced 455 V8 with a hotter cam, low-restriction exhausts, performance carb and the Force Air induction system that utilized two scoops on the hood. The package also featured plastic inner fenders, a lightweight fiberglass hood, aluminum differential cover and carrier, and less sound insulation to cut weight as well as improve performance.
Moreover, this car was featured in the case scene of the movie Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone. This car is incredibly powerful, smooth and as tight as a new car. It literally drives, runs and performs as new or better in all respects. While there are many cars from then to now which handily outperform the W-30 on paper, the numbers of cars having same sense of immediate power are as fewer. Its features make 1970 Olds 442 an enormously fun car to drive on the street. If you haven't driven it yet, you deserve to do so in the near future!!