Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1969 Oldsmobile 442

1969 Olds 442s were very similar to the 1968 except the division tooth between the grilles, the trunk lid inlets for the tail lights, wing windows deleted on Holiday Coupes and convertibles, steering lock ignition switch on the steering column, standard headrests were added to the front seats. The 442 numerals grew to nearly double their previous size. Optional disc brakes now had updated single-piston calipers. The exhaust manifolds featured a new center divider for better performance. Other changes to the engine were minimal, but the Turnpike Cruiser option was deleted. However, another hi-po engine was offered. Called the W-32, it came with the Forced Air Induction plumbing found on the W-30s, but it had a milder cam like the base engine. It was only available with an automatic, and 297 were built, including 25 sport coupes and convertibles each.

This 1969 Oldsmobile 442 diecast was made by Hotwheels for their 100% series in 1:64 scale.








2 comments:

komenda said...

Nicely detailed by HW, look at that bulged 442 hood, saying "some mean engine stuffed under this bonnet!" Good metallic paint too. Liked the post, Mike :)
Cheers!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

You are correct on that one Erwin, I will only collect a few Hotwheels cars specially the 100% series, Its the only ones that are detailed enough at par with the newer Greenlights and M2's and AutWorld.

Thanks for visiting! :-)