Holy Grail of Oldsmobile found after 35 years
Every car tells a story. It’s 1970, and you have purchased a beautiful new Oldsmobile 442 Convertible with the highly desirable W30 package. Not many people know about the W30 option except for those who read the car magazines. But you’ve managed to order one with a 4-speed. It is red with black W30 stripes, black top and black interior. It has the monster Olds 455 big block motor, rated at 370 horsepower for 1970 with the W30 option. It has the ultimate Oldsmobile street package for its day with a smooth shifting manual transmission and 3.91 gears … and its fast. Too fast! It’s your pride and joy. But you have a bit of a drinking problem and you lose your license in the next two years. So you put the Olds 442 convertible in the garage with only 39,000 miles and some change.