It's still the "Keeper of Cool" after all these years.
Before GM ruined it towards the end of its life, Oldsmobile built some really fantastic cars, notably muscle cars. Perhaps one of the most famous and sought after was the 442. To this day, the 442 is regarded as the “Keeper of Cool,” a title that came directly from the folks at Olds. Aside from its killer good looks, this 442 is also the recipient of a Chevy big block V8, pumping out 750 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. And it only returns 5 mpg.
It’s a car Jay Leno himself wishes he owned. No, this 1969 Olds 442 is owned by guitarist and car guy Paul Jackson, Jr. He stopped by Leno’s garage for a little chat, and when the two took the car for a spin, well, they had a minor mishap. Check out the video ahead to see what exactly happened.