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Oldsmobile 4-4-2 modified (1968)


Oldsmobile 4-4-2 modified (1968)

Oldsmobile's 4-4-2 cars demanded respect on the street. They made so much torque even in stock form that they could chirp the tyres in all three gears as they accelerated. But GM's self-imposed limit of 400ci (6.5 liters) on its cars in the 1960s meant that none could use over that amount of cubic inches, at a time when both Ford and Chrysler was going well over that displacement. What the owner of this hot-rodded Oldsmobile has done is get one of the 1970 455ci (7.4-liter) Rocket engines, which came about as restrictions were lifted. It's the biggest and most powerful engine Oldsmobile ever offered, and with a few special mods it makes enough power to push this near 2-ton car to 13-second quarter miles. The rest of the car is pretty much how Oldsmobile intended, with uprated anti-roll bars and stiffer springs for improved handling. Special features include a 1970 Oldsmobile dash.

Oldsmobile 4-4-2 modified (1968) Specifications

Top speed:134 mph (214 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.2 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:455 ci (7,456 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:410 bhp (306 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:517 lb ft (701 Nm) @ 3,500 rpm
Weight:3,890 lb (1,768 kg)
Economy:9.4 mpg (3.33 km/I)
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