Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Is This 1964 Oldsmobile F-85 One Of The Ten 4-4-2 Four Door Sedans Built?

The CC Effect™ is at work, at the Cohort. We were discussing the ’64 4-4-2 in the ’65 Malibu SS sedan post yesterday, and this pops up, posted by John Lloyd. Could it be one of the ten 1964 F-85 four door sedans that was built with the “B09 Police Apprehender Pursuit” option?

Th 4-4-2 option was created in response to Pontiac’s GTO option package. Unlike the GTO, the Olds 4-4-2 was not in violation of GM’s internal policy of a maximum displacement of 330 cubic inches in the mid-sized cars. And like the 1961 Chevrolet SS package, it was available on any body style except the wagons. Oldsmobile archives indicate that some 10 four door sedans were built with the B09 package.

I’m a bit busy this morning, so here’s the details of what that entailed, from Wikipedia;

it used the four-barrel carbureted 330 CID (5.4 L) V8 with heavy-duty valve gear, and a hotter camshaft, raising rated (SAE gross) output to 310 hp (231.3 kW) at 5200 rpm. Torque remained 355 lb⋅ft (481 N⋅m), although the torque peak rose from 2800 rpm to 3600 rpm. Also included was a stiffened frame, adjustable pinion angle by way of added holes in the frame mounts for the rear upper control arms, Muncie four-speed manual transmission, a heavy duty drive shaft connected to a 3.36:1 rear end, oversized brakes (155.6 vs lining area) and the heavy-duty police-package suspension, with heavy duty wheels, higher-rate coil springs front and rear, heavy-duty shock absorbers, a larger front anti-roll bar, an additional rear anti-roll bar bolted to a fully boxed lower control arm, and dual snorkel air cleaner.

Motor Trend tested an early 64 4-4-2 with a 3:55 rear axle (standard ratio was 3.36:1) and found that the 3,440-lb (1,560 kg) car would run 0–60 mph (0–96 km/h) in 7.5 seconds, the standing quarter mile in 15.5 seconds at 90 mph (140 km/h), and reached a top speed of 116 mph (185.6 km/h). A total of 2,999 were sold.

OK, the odds are stacked against this sedan being one of them, as there’s no evidence any survived. But it came in handy anyway.