1986 Olds 442

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QS442

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I've been downsizing parts and projects to find a mostly original 1985 White 442. However, during my hunt a 86 442 that I inquired about for years became available. I first found out about this car 10 years ago when the owner was putting equipment into his pole barn and the car was taken out of the garage and made visible. The car was less than 2 miles from my home. The owner of the car inherited the car from his uncle who was the original owner. I asked about buying the car multiple times and was always told no but finally the car became available and I had to jump on it. Car has been sitting for around 15 years in a pole barn. Paint is original along with most of the car. Car needs a repaint, engine bay cleaning and some parts added/refreshed under the hood. It also needs a new exhaust system (it has a cat-back single exhaust on it currently:rolleyes:) Car has 54,*** documented miles.

I'm excited about getting the car running good, cleaning up the exterior, interior and engine bay. I need to bring things under the hood to original (there are some things missing). Paint will have to hold out for a few years but once I get a new exhaust system the car will be driven during the spring. Overall, I still wish I was able to find a 85 white 442 but I am very happy with my 86 442.
 

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69hurstolds

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I spy a G80 on that SPID....good job! Needs some TLC, but would make an excellent driver. Appears the interior is in decent shape, which is a plus as I have NO idea where you could find the 86 seat material. Make sure a cat didn't pee in there, though. And check under those T-top plates for rot!
 
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john87442

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Outstanding!!!! Good for you finding such a gem! Don’t stop looking for your white 442 but look at you with this beautiful 86! Ok 69 hurst olds what’s the g80 code? I appreciate all your knowledge! Can’t wait to get my sticker package. QS 442 such a gorgeous car you scored I’m sure it’s gona bring many a happy Saturday waxing before a car show!
 

69hurstolds

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G80 is the RPO for Limited Slip rear end. Dealers weren't too keen on ordering it as it wasn't included in any of the "quick pick" ordering packages. Either someone at the dealership needed to think about it and add it for inventory cars, or since there were only a few per dealer, if that, most were customer orders and if they knew what they were doing, would order the G80.
 
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DR HURST 84

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I've been downsizing parts and projects to find a mostly original 1985 White 442. However, during my hunt a 86 442 that I inquired about for years became available. I first found out about this car 10 years ago when the owner was putting equipment into his pole barn and the car was taken out of the garage and made visible. The car was less than 2 miles from my home. The owner of the car inherited the car from his uncle who was the original owner. I asked about buying the car multiple times and was always told no but finally the car became available and I had to jump on it. Car has been sitting for around 15 years in a pole barn. Paint is original along with most of the car. Car needs a repaint, engine bay cleaning and some parts added/refreshed under the hood. It also needs a new exhaust system (it has a cat-back single exhaust on it currently:rolleyes:) Car has 54,*** documented miles.

I'm excited about getting the car running good, cleaning up the exterior, interior and engine bay. I need to bring things under the hood to original (there are some things missing). Paint will have to hold out for a few years but once I get a new exhaust system the car will be driven during the spring. Overall, I still wish I was able to find a 85 white 442 but I am very happy with my 86 442.
Looks like a nice car! Enjoy!
 

DR HURST 84

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Jan 30, 2018
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Outstanding!!!! Good for you finding such a gem! Don’t stop looking for your white 442 but look at you with this beautiful 86! Ok 69 hurst olds what’s the g80 code? I appreciate all your knowledge! Can’t wait to get my sticker package. QS 442 such a gorgeous car you scored I’m sure it’s gona bring many a happy Saturday waxing before a car show!
G80 is Limited Slip
 
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Are any single into dual behind cat back systems available anymore? The factory replacement exhaust is discontinued. A custom 2.5" dual exhaust system will fit under the single hump crossmember and improve performance. The G80 is an awesome option.
 
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