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June 25, 2024

Amazing Photos of the 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible

The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 emerged as a result of internal rivalry between the closely linked Pontiac and Oldsmobile divisions within General Motors. Pontiac had taken the automotive world by surprise, including their counterparts at GM, with the introduction of the formidable 389-powered Tempest LeMans GTO in 1964.

In response, Oldsmobile transformed their mid-sized Cutlass, incorporating the high-performance “B09” police package for street use. This adaptation featured a robust 330ci V8 engine, heavy-duty suspension, and distinctive stripes, complemented by a four-speed floor-shift transmission. The designation “4-4-2” symbolized the car’s key attributes: a four-speed manual, four-barrel carburetor, and dual exhausts.

Throughout the 1960s, the 4-4-2 established itself as the flagship Oldsmobile muscle car, evolving in size and engine displacement to keep pace with competitors. Initially a trim package for the Cutlass model, the 4-4-2 transitioned into a standalone model in 1968. It boasted a 400ci V8 engine, derived from the 455 block, and featured a myriad of options and distinctive trim elements to ensure it stood out on the local Saturday drag strip.

Here below is a set of amazing photos of the 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible.


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