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Old 01-05-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Need info on 1969 442 W31

Saw this car on Craigslist Detroit . Car was a Student Drag Racing project at Michigan State University back in the early 70's . Looking for info on the car and the Drag Racing Club the students were members of .
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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There was a feature in musclecar review with a pile of info regarding the student project. Within the last 12 months I think.
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Russ, people here in town have posters up looking for that car.
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A 69 442, with a 400 engine, would be a W30 option. The Cutlass with the 350 engine was a W31 option. That's a Cutlass in the photo.
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Taking a closer look at the photo, it could be a 442. I can't zoom in enough. It's a ram air option for sure. I can see the scoops under the bumper. Good luck.
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Taking a closer look at the photo, it could be a 442. I can't zoom in enough. It's a ram air option for sure. I can see the scoops under the bumper. Good luck.
It was a nothing car without a VIN. It came out of GM through the back door by someone who did these kids a favour and actually got in trouble for it.
As someone has already mentioned, there is a great article on this car in a recent issue of Muscle Car Review.
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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/proj...ring-students/
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Great read. My dad bought a 69 442 400 4 speed brand new. Installed either 4.10 or 4.30 gears and ran a best of 14.02 at US 30 dragstrip in Indiana
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Cool. My brother bought a 68 442 W30, new, from Anderson Olds. Dave Siltman ( his dad ran Anderson Olds) is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Olds history. He races the 69 W31 from Anderson, originally driven by Sonny Freeman.
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I talked to Dennis Kline today . He was one of the original Student Racers that raced this Oldsmobile . They have been looking for this car for over a year , and they follow up on all the leads that come their way . It would be great if the Class Racer community could help these guys track down information on this car , and possibly where it is .
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