Uncovering the Unique History – ’69 Oldsmobile 442 W-30, One of The 47 Ever Built
In 1964, the Oldsmobile 442 made its debut as a performance upgrade for the Cutlass. The 442 developed into a stand-alone vehicle over time, becoming one of the era’s most well-liked muscle cars. A number of options, notably the W-30 Outside Air Induction arrangement, were offered for the 442 in 1969. By bringing in cold, dense air from outside the engine compartment, this option was created to boost the engine’s performance, resulting in increased horsepower and torque.
Muscle car fans were for the W-30 Outside Air Induction arrangement, which was only available for a brief time. The system included a customized camshaft and carburetor, a high-performance air cleaner, and a fiberglass bonnet with a huge scoop. The 442 became one of the quickest muscle cars of its day because to these upgrades and its strong V8 engine.
The fact that just a few number of this specific 442 were first sold in Canada adds to its rarity. This particular 442 is an unusual discovery because the majority of 442s sold in Canada were basic versions without the W-30 option. Its Canadian origin gives its history a special touch. This is one of the 47 only built 1969 Oldsmobile 442 and we are going to tell you why. Featuring the 360 HP engine under the hood the W-30 option.
It features a four gear transmission, a dual exhaust system, and four four barrel carburetors. We now know how the term came to be, and in 1968 it stopped being a Cutlass split in two and became a separate automobile.
Because a Canadian dealership ordered the series of 47 automobiles, it is one of the 47 cars. On the hood and hard top, they requested the color black and two red stripes. Due to the fact that they were supplied on April 1st, 1969, we can claim that it is a Canadian variant.
GM of Canada has the paperwork done on this car, listing all the parts that are included and what the buyer is getting from the factory. What a deal the 1969 Oldsmobile 442 was!