The 1971 Oldsmobile 442 was a muscle car produced by Oldsmobile from 1964 to 1980. The 442 stood for “4-barrel carburetor”, “4-speed manual transmission”, and “dual exhaust”, and the car was known for its powerful V8 engine and sporty handling.
The 1971 model was the second year of the third generation of the 442, and it received some minor styling changes, including a revised grille, hood, and taillights. The car was available as a coupe or convertible, and it came with a choice of two V8 engines: a 455 cubic inch engine with 350 horsepower, or a high-performance W-30 version with 370 horsepower.
Other features of the 1971 442 included a performance suspension, power steering and brakes, front disc brakes, and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The interior was equipped with bucket seats and a console, and options included air conditioning, power windows, and a tilt steering wheel.
Today, the 1971 Oldsmobile 442 is a highly sought-after classic car, prized for its performance and distinctive styling. Restored examples can fetch high prices at auction, and the car remains a popular choice among collectors and enthusiasts.