1965 Oldsmobile 442

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Overview


Critics pronounced the 442 to be the best handling of the intermediate muscle cars and an all around balanced performer.



Oldsmobile got serious with the 1965 Olds 442 option package and made it optional on all two-door F-85s and Cutlass models, thus eliminating the four-door models.

Power was boosted with the replacement of a new 345 hp 400ci engine. The 4-4-2 name now signified the 400ci engine, four-barrel carb, and dual exhaust.

In addition to the 4-speed manual, customers had the option of a 2-speed Jetaway automatic, as well.

With more marketing, sales soared to 25,003 produced. Critics pronounced the 442 to be the best handling of the intermediate muscle cars and an all around balanced performer.

Production Numbers


442 25,003
Total Production 25,003

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
400 V8 400ci 1x4bbl 345 440 lb-ft 5.5 sec 15.0 sec @ 98 mph

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manuel
  • 2-Speed Jetaway Auto

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Ebony Black
Nocturne Mist
Provincial White
Lucerne Blue
Laurel Mist
Forest Mist
Ocean Mist
Turquoise Mist
Burgundy Mist
Target Red
Mojave Mist
Almond Beige
Sterling Mist
Saffron Yellow

Interior

Black
Lt. Blue
Red
Off White
Pearl

OEM Brochures


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