Periodic Reminder: 4-4-2 stood for many things over the years

Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Periodic Reminder: 4-4-2 stood for many things over the years

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As we recently discussed, it’s fairly easy for the general public and auto enthusiasts alike to get confused about automotive nomenclature. Matters are often made worse when marketing departments forget to check their own references, or plan for the future, and thus sow a lot of that confusion themselves, as is the case with the Oldsmobile 4-4-2.

The problem with Oldsmobile’s approach to the 4-4-2 didn’t arise from too little communication, as was the case with the Iron Duke, a term that Pontiac only appeared to use once in its marketing efforts. Instead, Oldsmobile’s people kept redefining the term over a period of more than 35 years to chase product changes, leading to no less than five different interpretations of 4-4-2.

Read the article here

Periodic Reminder: 4-4-2 stood for many things over the years

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Oldsmobile 4-4-2 @Wikipedia



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