Engine, Drive Train, and Suspension
Oldsmobile cars had the image of a proud businessman decked out in his three-piece suit on his way to the office. It was the scene that was modern-day life in the late 1950s and early 1960s. But then something happened; Baby Boomers were coming of age and they didn't want their father's Oldsmobile... they wanted style and power.
In 1964, Oldsmobile answered the call, offering a special Polica Package called 4-4-2. It stood for 4-barrel, 4-speed, and dual exhaust. Oldsmobile took a heavy-weighted punch at the GTO. The Lansing Kid could not knock the heavy-weight champ out, but the 442 did make its mark in automotive history, as the classiest of all the muscle cars.
For 1966, Oldsmobile further changed its image with the introduction of the first mass-produced front-wheel drive model; the Toronado. The classy model provided a great ride, with performance and the sexiest lines of the year, making way for more models to come.
Step back in time and learn what parts from full-size Oldsmobiles and other GM models will fit your 442 or Toronado, covering parts from engine to rear axle, and the parts in between.
Learn how to identify, inspect and purchase used Oldsmobile parts. This guide covers all 1964-1972 F-85 models including Hurst/Olds, 4-4-2, and Vista Cruiser, plus the 1966-1972 Toronado models. Do not go to the salvage yard without it!