1969 Oldsmobile 442



Another hi-po engine was offered, the W-32

The 1969 Olds 442 was very similar to the 1968 except the division tooth between the grilles, the trunk lid inlets for the taillights, wing windows deleted on Holiday Coupes and convertibles, steering lock ignition switch on the steering column, standard headrests were added to the front seats, and the paint scheme. Twin hood stripes were now available to highlight the new dual-bulged hood.

Another hi-po engine was offered, 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. 297 were built.

The Hurst/Olds returned with a Cameo White and Fire Frost Gold striped paint scheme, functional ram air hood scoops, rear spoiler, and the best part, a 380 hp 455ci V8. 906 production Hurst/Olds Holiday Coupes were built, plus 6 prototypes and 2 convertibles for a total of 914 cars.

Production Numbers

Sports Coupe 2,475
Hardtop Coupe 19,587
Convertible 4,295
Total Production 26,357

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
W-30 400ci 1x4bbl 360 440 lb-ft - -
V8 400ci 1x4bbl 350 440 lb-ft - -
W-32 4000ci 1x4bbl 350 440 lb-ft - -
Hurst/Olds 455ci 1x4bbl 380 500 lb-ft 5.9 sec 13.9 sec @ 103.1 mph


  • 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio
  • 3-Speed Turbo HydraMatic
  • Heavy-Duty 3-Speed
  • 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio

Paint & Colors


Ebony Black
Cameo White
Trophy Blue
Glade Green
Meadow Green
Palomino Gold
Burgundy Mist
Platinum Silver
Aztec Gold
Autumn Gold
Powder Blue
Flamingo Silver
Covert Beige
Deauville Gray
Chestnut Bronze


Lt. Blue
Light Green
Off White

OEM Brochures

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