LIMA —The best-selling nameplate in America during the late seventies and early eighties was the Oldsmobile Cutlass. It was the most competent middle-of-the-road car and it sold like mad. 1970 was the peak of performance from Oldsmobile. General Motors dropped the cap on engine size in 1970, and Olds responded by making the Olds 455 V8, the standard 442 engine. The revised body style and increased performance earned the 1970 Olds 442 Indianapolis 500 pace car duties. Motor Trend praised the 442 stating “it’s probably the most identifiable super car in the GM house.”
Susie Kaple, of Lima, brought her 1970 Olds 442 to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. She’s owned it for 10 years now. She says her favorite memory is going to get the car. She fell in love with the color. Color aside, this car is the pinnacle of sports cars and coveted by most car enthusiasts.