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Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 - Junkyard Crawl

Doctored Oldsmobiles

Photography by Steve Magnante

Here's a pair for all you Oldsmobile lovers. While GM may have canned the brand, we know Doctor Oldsmobile is alive and well. Just don't look here. The sad examples shown are rusted relics we tripped on in an East Coast boneyard. But that doesn't reduce the shock value of seeing these two highly collectible Rockets in such a sad state. Read 'em and weep.

This place looks just like The Body Farm in Tennessee. If you don't know what that is, you're probably better off.

Groovy Factoids

  • The original Olds 4-4-2 arrived in mid-1964 as an answer to Pontiac's success with the GTO. Like the GTO, the 4-4-2 and its F-85 and Cutlass siblings were based on the all-new, perimeter-frame, A-body platform that replaced the Corvair-derived, unit-construction X-body of the '61-'63 F-85 Cutlass.
  • The W27 aluminum rear axle carrier and cover option sold for $157.98 in 1970. It was available in all F-85, Cutlass, and Holiday models, not just the 4-4-2.

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