Oldsmobile Muscle Cars
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Depending on what muscle car enthusiast you are arguing with, you might hear that the original muscle car came about when Oldsmobile put the Rocket 88 engine into the 1949 88 model. Regardless, by 1964, Oldsmobile wasn’t exactly known...
1965 Olds 442 Hot
While the 442 package had been introduced the previous year after Oldsmobile saw how successful the Pontiac GTO performance package was becoming, it went largely unnoticed for the year and produced few sales. This likely had less to do...
1966 Olds 442 Hot
By 1966, it was clear that the muscle car craze was in America to stay – well, for a little while, at least. In fact, the future of the class was unclear even the previous year, when Car Life...
1967 Olds 442 Hot
The big news for the 442 package in 1966 had been the aforementioned tri-carb setup on the package’s 440 CID V8 which increased maximum horsepower on the car. This marked the first time since the late 1950s that any...
1968 Olds 442 Hot
1968 was a very big year for the 442, starting with the fact that it was finally made into its very own model. From the time that the first 442 was released in 1964 up until 1967, it had...
1969 Olds 442 Hot
When first glancing at the 1969 Olds 442 models, the new grille seems to indicate a drastically different car than the one that came before it. But in reality, other than that new grille, the car was very much...
1970 Olds 442 Hot
The big news for 1970 was obviously the inclusion of the bigger and more powerful standard engine. The previously standard 400 CID V8 had been included in base 442 models since 1965, so this was the first time that...
1971 Olds 442 Hot
1971 was the beginning of the end of performance – for the 442 and every other muscle car, as well. The factors that were zapping the 442 of its former immense power would just continue in the years to...
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