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I've long had a soft spot for the 442. One of my all-time favorite muscle cars! I just think these things are drop-dead gorgeous in just about any color, but I always like the convertibles better, and always preferably white interior. Acme did their typical good job, not great. But on the scale of things, I don't expect all-time high quality for a muscle car anyway, especially considering that their prices haven't changed much. So, on the one hand: the paint job isn't nearly as good as an AA or a Minichamps, the engine looks like the same one in my older-issue Acme '70 442 (but anyway, it's accurate); and I can excuse the dog-leg hinges on the doors, the single-piece plastic pedals, and the corny license plates (RAD VERT, DUDE!). But on the other hand: Ha, it's just a beautiful car. The spare tire and jack in the trunk and the '442' badge on the dashboard are nice touches. I really love the color-coded wheels, too, one of my favorite features of Cutlasses of that era. I can't think of much more to say. 455 and a 4-speed! And rare: Oldsmobile only built 113 W-30 Convertibles in 1972. Truth is, I was going get this one no matter what, although their other color option (orange/black) didn't jive with me. Reminded me of a Jack O' Lantern. But the green and white looks so good! I think it's just as stellar with the top up. For middle-end, this is pretty fantastic!