1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible, Frame Off Restored with Matching Numbers 455 Big Block V8 Engine, Turbo 400 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, what a difference a year makes. In 1970, at the zenith of the muscle car movement, Oldsmobile produced about 19,000 442 models, with nearly 3,000 of them convertibles. A Year later, with muscle car sales dropping, the company produced less than 7,600 442s. Only 1,304 of those '71 442s were convertibles, This Viking Blue 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible was Sold originally in Ontario, Canada. This numbers-matching car was restored with every component refurbished or replaced with new parts. It has since earned a first- place award at the Oldsmobile Nationals, among other show awards. The car was repainted in the original Viking Blue, Code 26 on the trim tag, The paintwork is in excellent condition. The convertible top (with a glass rear window) was replaced during the restoration and has rarely been lowered. It operates normally and there is a matching boot with the top. The windshield has been replaced and the rest of the glass is original. all of the window seals have been replaced and appear in like-new condition and all of the exterior lights are in working order. The ivory interior was restored, along with the rest of car and appears also in excellent condition. Seats were reupholstered and the carpet was replaced. New sound- deadening material was laid prior to the carpet's installation. There are no splits or cracks in the restored instrument panel. All lighting and the instrument cluster function correctly. The original AM/FM radio has been retrofitted with modern internal, including an auxiliary input discretely located in the glovebox and is used with upgraded speakers located in one-piece kick panels that looks like production vents. The car has power windows. It also has an original tilt steering wheel. This 442's 455-cubic-inch V8 engine is original to the car and has been rebuilt to the specifications of the optional W-30 package. Engine starts easily, without smoke. The choke works properly, transitioning normally from high idle after a brief warm-up. The only concession to originality was the upgrade of the original 2.25- inch exhaust system to a 2.5- inch system. The chassis and suspension are in excellent condition and there are no known issues or leaks with the steering, handling or braking system. Rare Super Stock 15- inch wheels with the correct bolt-on center caps replace the original 14-inch wheels and are wrapped in Brand New BF Goodrich Radial T/As. Official statement from General Motors of Canada corroborates this Oldsmobile's history, showing this 442 was built in Lansing, Michigan on April 15, 1971, and was originally sold new at Trudeau Motors, in Belleville, Ontario. The report also details the original features and options. Comparatively few examples were built, and this 1971 Oldsmobile 442 has been restored to a seemingly high standard- a strong and distinctive example of the final days of the original muscle car era. While we do our best to provide the highest quality classic cars with an honest and reliable description, we encourage you to come visit our showroom and see this stunning 1971 442 Oldsmobile Convertible that is For Sale in person where you can see and drive the car for yourself to ensure you are happy with the car before you purchase. Thanks for looking and continue to watch our website: PastandPresentMotorCars.com for new Oldsmobile and other Classic Car Inventory coming in daily! Financing is Available with low rates as is shipping from our Showroom to your Garage. Our team is working and available anytime by Phone or Text for your convenience at 407-559-7759.