I was strolling through a local big-box retailer and spotted this gem in the boxed M2 pile: a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W-30. What sealed the deal for me was the great looking color matching dog-dish wheels. There was another yellow 442 with Cragar type wheels, but in my opinion it did not look as hardcore muscle car as this version.

So I hope you dig the car (and the review) as much as I do.

M2 has some good castings — they have a lot of older car makes such as Desoto and Studebaker as well as the classic favorites like Chargers and Camaros, and the ‘Olds fits somewhere in between.

M2 touts that their cars are made up of “44 individual parts and pieces” and often that is more than apparent because about four of those will be floating around the box....but this one lacked mirrors and those little extras, so it looked good straight out of the pack. I like the little acrylic display boxes they come with as they make for good displays after they have been opened.

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The car’s highlighter yellow paint is awesome, but I don’t think it’s a factory color as the 1970 GM paint catalog I looked through didn’t have such a vibrant yellow in it.

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The car just looks badass. The white letter Goodyear tires really fit the part of a ‘70s muscle car but look awfully skinny.

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The paint is solid and the plastic parts fit well.

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The 442 and W-30 tampos are done well and the body stripe lined up for the most part.

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Nice looking engine bay as well, but I think AutoWorld’s have finer detailing.

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Hoodpins because RACECAR!!!!!!

And some shots from the test drive:

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Overall, I am a big fan of this casting. The Olds don’t see as much love as some of the other 70’s muscle cars, but this M2 442 is definitely worth adding to the line up. The color is vibrant, the details are right, and hey, it’s a post car too!