"I've heard the Olds 442 referred to as the 'gentleman's muscle car'. But there's no mistaking these powerful machines, especially out on the open road. That's why I chose the quiet rural setting, it gave me the opportunity to be able to show these cars at speed. And to be able to view them from a low perspective, focusing on those cool air scoops and unique red fender wells. As with every painting, the challenge is to draw in the viewer and give them a little bit more, like the reflection of the undercarriages. Did you notice the hidden 'W-30'?" MICHAEL IRVINE
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Introduced in 1964 as an option on the Oldsmobile F-85 and Cutlass models, the 442 became a model in it's own right from 1968 through '71. In 1968 and '69, when equipped with the W-30 option — which included the under bumper air scoops attached to the intake hoses that fed directly into the chrome topped dual snorkel air cleaner — these cars became true pavement-pounding muscle machines.
Featuring two of GM's premier muscle cars, the ‘68 and ‘69 Olds 442s, "Four–Barrel Four–Speeds with Dual Exhaust", is the 5th painting in Michael’s “American Blacktop” Series. Michael puts you right in the path of these two bad boys … giving you a dramatic low view of what makes these Holiday Coupes so cool — the under-bumper air scoops and the striking red plastic wheel wells. Optioned with the W-30 package and complete with scoops and stripes, these high performance muscle cars enjoy tearing up a quiet country road.
|ABOUT MICHAEL IRVINE'S REPRODUCTIONS||All reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity • Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs are embossed with Michael's Studio Seal.|
|Limited Edition Print||28" x 20" - Limited to 800. (Image size 24" x 15") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Choice of available print number. Indicate top 2-3 choices below (eg #200/800). Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular.|
|Artist Proof with Single Custom Done-to-Order Remarque||28" x 20" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 24" x 15") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarque is "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarque.|
|Artist Proof with Double Custom Done-to-Order Remarques||28" x 20" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 24" x 15") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.|
|Gallery Edition Canvas (All the detail—twice the size!)||58" x 36" - Limited to 50. Heavy weight, acid free, archival quality canvas. Specialty coating (see About Our Reproductions). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
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