This 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Holiday Coupe was refurbished during previous ownership and acquired by the seller in August 2021. The car is powered by a 455ci V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission and wears a repaint in blue over a matching reupholstered interior. Features include a Positraction rear end, a W-30-style air induction system, hood stripes, SSIII-style wheels, power-assisted front disc brakes, and power steering. This 442 is now offered by the seller on behalf of his brother with a selection of spares, an additional 400ci V8 block and components, and a clean Arizona title.
The car was refinished in blue during previous ownership and features white vinyl hood stripes, chrome bumpers, W-30–style air intakes beneath the front bumper, quad headlights, 442 and W-30 badging, and dual exhaust outlets. The seller notes a crack in the left drip-rail paint.
14″ Oldsmobile SSIII-style wheels are finished in blue and wrapped in 225/70 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. The car is equipped with power-assisted front disc brakes, power steering, and front and rear sway bars.
The cabin was refurbished and features blue vinyl seats and door panels along with a matching dashboard and carpets. Features include a remotely adjustable side mirror and woodgrain trim. A dash cover is included. The factory AM radio is disconnected and the right window crank is said to be difficult to operate.
The three-spoke steering wheel frames a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer with an inset clock, and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows 7k miles, though total mileage is unknown.
The 455ci V8 is said to have been built by Wheeler Racing Engines in Blaine, Minnesota, and installed under previous ownership. A W-30 air induction system is fitted, and the engine is reportedly equipped with the following components:
- Forged TRW 10.25:1 pistons
- Ported and polished “C” casting cylinder heads
- Competition Cams pushrods, rocker arms, and guide plates
- Engle 523/544 camshaft
- Edelbrock Performer intake manifold
- Holley 850-cfm Double Pumper carburetor
- Mondello oiling system
- Milodon gear drive
- MSD distributor
- Five-core radiator
- K&N air filter
The seller has supplied a specifications list, and photos are provided in the gallery.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a B&M Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission and a Positraction rear end. A stainless steel exhaust system is fitted, and additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below.
The dash-mounted chassis tag decodes as follows:
- 3 – Oldsmobile make
- 44 – 442 model
- 87 – Two-door Holiday Coupe
- 9 – 1969 model year
- M – Assembled in Lansing, Michigan
- 234781 – Production sequence
An owner’s manual, assembly manual, service records, and a 442 t-shirt are included in the sale. Additionally, parts for a 400ci V8 will accompany the car, including the engine block, a J-casted intake manifold, D-port-style headers, a Delco carburetor, and more pictured in the photo gallery.