Until 1968 the Oldsmobile 4-4-2 was essentially a factory trim
option which included a four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual
transmission, and dual exhaust. It was available on nearly every
Cutlass or F-85 body other than a station wagon. However, between
1968 and 1971 the "442" was designated as it's own Oldsmobile
model. It would emerge as a hot seller for Oldsmobile and serve
as a the benchmark for Olds muscle cars for years to come.