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ClassicsReader’s Ride: Susan Suhr’s 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

21:40  07 january  2019
21:40  07 january  2019 Source:   hotrod.com

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Susan Suhr , 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible . If you were born in Los Angeles in the early 1950 s , then you possibly could be a car enthusiast. There are massive freeways to navigate from the happening beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu to the chic shops of Beverly Hills to the downtown

Most people have never heard of the Oldsmobile Jetfire. It was released just a few weeks after its more famous corporate twin, the Corvair Turbo. Reader ’ s Ride : Susan Suhr ’ s 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible .

Susan Suhr, 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

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Reader ’ s Ride : Susan Suhr ’ s 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible . Susan Suhr ' s 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible is the perfect Pacific Coast Highway cruiser.

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After the Swinging Sixties came the 1970s, and the muscle car evolved to bigger, faster, and better. So it wasn't unusual that my husband, Gary, fell in love with this genre of classic car and began a hobby of collecting them. His first purchase was of a 1971 Plymouth GTX 440 lovingly nicknamed the Beast. This car was sold to purchase the engagement ring for me, his wife to be. I hail from New York City, where my preferred modes of transportation are my feet, followed by subway and taxi.

Reader’s Ride: Susan Suhr’s 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible© Hot Rod Network Staff 003-suhr-1971-oldsmobile-442-interior.jpg

As an enthusiast, Gary owned a 1971 'Cuda convertible, a 1971 Road Runner 440 Six-Barrel, and a 1971 GTX 440 before he purchased his dream muscle car, an electric blue and white 1971 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 convertible. He wanted a convertible and liked the idea of "fast and furious," but he was never reckless and never ticketed.

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The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (also known as the 442 ) is a muscle car produced by Oldsmobile between the 1964 and 1980 model years. Introduced as an option package for US-sold F-85 and Cutlass models, it became a model in its own right from 1968 to 1971 , spawned the Hurst/ Olds in 1968

There are 16 1971 Oldsmobile 442 s for sale today on ClassicCars.com. More listings are added Classifieds for 1971 Oldsmobile 442 . Set an alert to be notified of new listings. 16 vehicles matched. Start with a real-deal 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible . Add in a proper restoration while keeping all

We don't know much about the history of the car other than it was bought from another muscle car enthusiast in 1994. The numbers-matching engine and transmission (with Hurst Dual-Gate shifter) were rebuilt, and the car was repainted and had new upholstery installed.

We liked to drive the car down Pacific Coast Highway with the top down, particularly on summer afternoons, and go for brunch and scenic drives up the coast.We did not show the car, but the oohs and aahs from our road companions as well as comments like "nice car," "beauty," and "a blast from the past" added to our drives around town.

Many have an appreciation for the classic muscle car and the care and commitment to preserving the last year this model was manufactured. So enjoy the ride while it lasts!

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