Known as “The Getter,” this 1965 Oldsmobile 442 was a featured car at the 2017 SEMA Show on display at the ARMO booth in Las Vegas.
A full frame restoration was done, creating the highly modified 900-mile Pro-Touring 442. The restoration was designed and completed over two and a half years.
It’s equipped with a boxed Buick GS tire for added strength, a 9-inch John Industries rear end with 3.89 gearing, Detroit Speed suspension front and rear, and 13-inch Wilwood brakes with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers.
Lowered by 2 inches, a 1 12:1 turn-ratio steering box and dual adjustable Viking shocks were added. It’s powered by a 6.0-liter LS that looks like the right Olds 400ci for the period, mated to a Tremec 600 five-speed manual transmission.
The 6.0-liter engine was rebuilt with a COMP High Energy cam along with a set of aluminum headers, an Edelbrock intake, 2.0 fuel injection and a 3D-printed twin-tube air cleaner.
This custom 442 sits on Budnik Shrike wheels wrapped in Toyo tires. The outside is finished with three layers of Copper Penny, four layers of Candy Red, and five layers of clear.
The interior features 2012 Camaro bucket seats and Dakota digital gauges, trimmed with leather and suede. “The Getter” was named by Ant of “Wheeler Dealer” as his 2017 SEMA Show pick.
She won first place on the 49th Street Tour to the current chapter in March 2018 at the Detroit Autorama.
In Toronto, Ontario, Motorama took first place in the Canadian top 10, first in the all-custom street machine category, and best paint from BASF.
At the London Speed and Custom Car Show, he also finished with first honors. He received the Awesome Olds Award at the 2018 Columbus Goodguys Show.