Wow Factor Day 8

A Dozen Cars That Get Attention

Kevin Harper - December 08, 2012 08:00 AM


1970 Olds 442

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The car got its name from the 400 cubic inch engine, four-barrel carburetor and twin exhausts. It became a separate model from the Cutlass or F-85 for 1968-1971. Designed as in-house competition for Pontiac, the Oldsmobile entry came into its own, especially with a partnership with Hurst that was more than just a shifter upgrade. The car paced the 1970 Indianapolis 500 and drew plenty of attention, especially with the introduction of W-30 performance package.