1968 Olds 442 Tribute Car With 455 and Muncie 4-Speed Driving
This is a 1968 Olds 442 Replica or Tribute car. It started out as a Cutlass
S 2-door hardtop with a 350 Rocket and column shift automatic. I removed
all traces of things that would say it was a cutlass. I put on original 68
442 parts such as grill, emblems, glove box door with emblem, trunk rocket
emblem and original factory hurst shifter with 442 molded in. I put in a
1969 455 from a Toranado that I rebuilt and added an Edelbrock Torker
intake manifold and headers. It is pushing 400 HP. You could not get a 68
or 69 442 with a 455 from GM. GM had a 400 Cubic inch limit on A body cars.
Olds got around it by having a third party (Hurst) put 455's in a limited
number of cars but they were not made by GM or Olds. Also they were
automatics and this one is a 4-speed so you could not order this car ever.
It has vintage autometer gauges from the 70's as well as vintage cragar SS
mags. 15" x 8.5 on the rear and 14" x 7.5 on the front. I'm thinking of
selling it but I'm not sure yet. The engine has around 4 miles on the
rebuild. It has a new flowmaster Exhaust system and a muncie M-21 4-speed with
factory original shifter boot for non console cars. I have already painted
the door jams black in preparation for painting the car all black with a
gold stripe along the bottom of the car from front to rear.
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile,
are invited to visit the Oldsmobile factory to see why the cars are
superior to other manufacturers. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes
concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting
Jay Leno gets his 1000bhp Oldsmobile added to Gran Turismo 6
The American chat show host has had his crazy 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1000bhp custom car digitised by the makers of Gran Turismo 6, the new video
game for Sony Playstation. Here Jay drives the real and virtual versions
and speaks to the game designer Kazunori Yamauchi about this one-off car.
We also get a look at Mercedes' AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which
was designed specifically for the game.
Read more about GT6 at www.driving.co.uk