1966 Oldsmobile 442

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Overview


Only 54 W30s were built by the factory, although an additional 97 were produced for dealer installation.



The 1966 442 got a restyle with all new exterior shell that included a pronounced hump over the rear windows and large C-pillars that extended beyond the rear windshield.

The 400ci V8 now packed 350 hp and could be boosted to 360 hp with the new optional W-30 tri-power carb setup.

Hurst shifters became standard equipment with floor-mounted manual transmissions including the optional heavy-duty three-speed, M-20 wide-ratio four-speed, and the M-21 close-ratio four-speed.

Only 54 W30s were built by the factory, although an additional 97 were produced for dealer installation.

As always, handling remained a top priority and critics and fans dubbed the 442 as one of the best handling muscle cars yet.

Production Numbers


442 21,997
Total Production 21,997

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
400 V8 400ci 1x4bbl/3x2bbl 350/360 440 lb-ft 6.3 sec 14.8 sec at 97 mph

Transmission


  • 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio
  • 2-Speed Jetaway Auto
  • Heavy-Duty 3-Speed
  • 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Ebony Black
Nocturne Mist
Provincial White
Astro Blue
Royal Blue
Trumpet Gold
Laurel Mist
Forest Mist
Ocean Mist
Tropic Tuquoise
Autumn Bronze
Burgundy Mist
Target Red
Champagne Mist
Sierra Mist
Dubonnet
Almond Beige
Silver Mist
Porcelain White
Forest Green

Interior

Black
Lt. Blue
Red
Pearl

OEM Brochures


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