1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
Evolution of a winner
Oldsmobile 442 was born as a prompt response of Oldsmobile to competing GM’s Pontiac division with its highly successful GTO model. Initially, this was the option package for Cutlass called the “B09 Police Apprehender Pursuit” and technically based on the 5.4-liter engine with 330 CID four-barrel carburetor, producing 310 hp power and 354 ft lb of torque.
The 442 appellations come from the configuration of the car: a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and dual exhaust. It became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971, and then reverted to an option through the mid-1970s.