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April 28, 2021

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In 1965, shortly after marrying, I (now "we") bought a nearly new 1964 Olds 442. One of only 1842 hardtops made in '64 model year it was a black beauty with red bucket seat interior. Equipped just like the copy in the ad - 330 cubic inches with 310 hp. Four speed, red-line Tiger Paws, dual exhaust, etc. etc.
It was a great car but sold it several years later when we ordered a 1969 Bonneville from Bud Meadows Pontiac.

Wasn't the 4-4-2 just the Oldsmobile version of Pontiac's "Goat"? Call up the Google images and they look about the same.

Actually you should include the Olds 442, Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet SS396 and Buick Gran Sport in the "look about the same" category. These were the "Muscle Cars" for the GM Divisions. They first appeared in 64/65 and were identified as "A" body cars by GM.

The less sporty, lower horsepower models were named Chevrolet Chevelle, Pontiac Tempest, Olds Cutlass and Buick Special. These models were the same size as the higher HP muscle cars and looked very similar with only minor differences in exterior trim and badging.

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