A numbers-matching, four-speed car with full GM of Canada documentation, the 4-4-2 was “an older restoration and a nice driver” when it came to MASCAR, said Tedro. They then mounted a full rotisserie restoration to turn that nice driver into a show car worthy of the car’s heritage and rarity.
Tedro and company wanted this car to be finished with every factory-accurate detail possible, so they enlisted the help of Olds expert Stephen J. Minore “to put a period at the end of our sentence,” as Tedro put it. Minore, whom we talked to regarding W engines in the Sept. 2016 issue (“Young Dr. Oldsmobile”), has more than 25 years of experience working with Olds muscle cars, many of them unrestored originals. That has allowed him to compile a vast database of information on how the factory built these cars.
Factory-Authentic Details Helped This 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Score a Perfect 1,000 Points at MCACN.
Minore consulted with the shop throughout the car’s restoration. As it neared completion, he flew to MASCAR’s Southern California location to help with some of the final touches: where to place stickers on the chassis, which paint dabs went where, what color the throttle spring should be, and other minutiae that pushes a top-shelf restoration into the rarified air of concours-winning quality.
About a month later, the MCACN judges—some of the most knowledgeable and particular in the country—awarded the Olds a 1,000-point score. In other words, it was perfect… READ MORE HERE