Now its back home to a new owner in Michigan where it all began 6-2017
Amazing how things worked out!!
I'm Sure I'll Be Buying It Back Some Day...
The Most Famous Street Olds 442 Ever Created ...Hot Rod Magazines 1978 Street Machine of the Year (October issue)
- One Of My Cooler Rides -
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF OUR 78 MID-ENGINE 442
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LONG WALK AROUND VIDEO OF OUR MID-ENGINE 442 HD 9-15-15
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF THE BEAST RUNNING! HD! 9-6-2015
A 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon 442. Originally a 5 passenger front engine/rear drive Olds. Sorry, no room for passengers in the backseat anymore... the engine is using that space!!!
403 Oldsmobile V8 with a 671 blower/two 4barrel carbs (600+ Horsepower).
Modifications - Way too much to list (see Hot Rod Magazine article).
I first saw my Mid Engine 442 in the Hot Rod Magazine October 1978 edition back when I was 15 years old. I bought the magazine at the local News stand and just about flipped when I saw this 442 on the cover. I went home and showed my dad (Big time Olds 442 fan and owner). He was just as impressed, and every year since we have talked about this car at one time or another.(We kept the Magazine issue all these years).
Now its back home to a new owner in Michigan where it began
Amazing how things all worked out!!
This car was put together originally by Bill Porterfield (Mid-Engineering) with the help from John Kuchar, The Go Shop, and Mike McCloud. All originally from Michigan.
The quarter panels were originally just flared with ZL1 Corvette Flares. Bill didnt have time to put the Dekon quarters on for the Hot Rod Magazine shoot. So the next owner after Bill put the Dekon quarter panels that you see on her now. They were made to go with the original Dekon rear spoiler that was on the car already.
The Mid Engine 442 was originally a maroon color with the stripe combo you see now...but, in Hot Rod Magazine the car appeared black...so...after time..black it was and now ..back to the original Maroon color combo (2010) thanks to Russ Eierman from Carson City Nevada who owned it after I had sold it the first time.
Mid Engine 442 | Hot Rod Magazine Page 67 | Page 69 | Page 97 |