1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

ACME 1/18 Scale Dr Olds 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Red Diecast Car Model Release 3. 1970 was the pinnacle of performance from Oldsmobile. In order to keep up in the horsepower arms-race, General Motors dropped the cap on engine size in 1970, and Oldsmobile responded by making the Olds 455 V8 the standard 4-4-2 engine. Magazine ads using an offbeat mad scientist trumpeted “Dr. Olds introduces as large a V-8 as ever bolted into a special-performance production automobile!” Output was 365 hp (272 kW) and 500 lb·ft (680 N·m), with a 370 hp (276 kW) variant available with the W30 option. It’s hard to think of any recent print ads that are as fun to read as the “Doctor Oldsmobile” series that ran from 1969 until 1972, starring the mustachioed, lab-coated doctor and his cohorts “Elephant Engine Ernie”, “Shifty Sidney”, “Wind Tunnel Waldo”, and “Hy Spy”, all of whom, it was said, worked together to inject performance into Oldsmobile’s already potent 442 and “W30” machines.
Thanks to ACME trading, a model of one such machine – a 1970 442 Holiday Coupe – and a figure of the doctor are being made available, separately, for anyone who remembers those cars and print ads, and wants a blast back to a time when performance was celebrated and burning rubber was a national pastime. The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (also known as the 442) is a muscle car that was produced by Oldsmobile. Introduced in 1964 model year as an option package for U.S. sold F-85 and Cutlass models, it became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s. The name was revived in the 1980s on the rear-wheel drive Cutlass Supreme and early 1990s as an option package for the new front-wheel drive Cutlass Calais.
The “4-4-2” name (pronounced “Four-four-two”) derives from the original car’s four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhausts. It was originally written “4-4-2” (with badging showing hyphens between the numerals), and remained hyphenated throughout Oldsmobile’s use of the designation. Beginning in 1965, the 4-4-2s standard transmission was a 3 speed manual along with optional 2 speed automatic or 4 speed manual, but were still badged as “4-4-2″s. By 1968 badging was shortened to simply “442”, but Oldsmobile brochures and internal documents continued to use the “4-4-2” model designation.

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME


1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

1970 Oldsmobile 442 Dr Olds Diecast Car by ACME

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