George Hurst got here to Pontiac in hopes of making a efficiency package deal for the Firebird. Pontiac didn’t chunk, however Normal Motors thought it’d be capable to apply Hurst’s concepts to Oldsmobile, creating an enchantment to youthful consumers. The result was the 1968 Hurst/Olds, which got here with the monster 455 Huge Block, the biggest engine out there within the A-body platform. GM had banned use of any engine in extra of 400 cubic inches in A-body automobiles, however Oldsmobile managed to skirt the rule by doing last meeting and modification off-site. Regardless of restricted manufacturing, Oldsmobile was flooded with orders.
Oldsmobile was no stranger when it got here to pacing the Indianapolis 500. In 1974, Olds got here again to Indy for the fourth time with the Hurst/Olds optioned Cutlass. The Hurst/Olds got here with both a 350 cubic-inch V8 (first time out there within the Cutlass, and necessary for fashions certain for California) or in W-30 trim with the L76 455 Huge Block rated at 230 horsepower, and backed by the M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic computerized transmission.
Completed in Cameo White, the Hurst/Olds package deal consisted of the “AN7” choice pack, with swiveling black and white vinyl bucket seats, two-tone vinyl prime, energy entrance disc brakes, gold “Tremendous Inventory III” wheels, and raised white-letter tires. Simply over 1,800 of the Tempo Automobile package deal Hurst/Olds left the manufacturing unit.
Our featured Hurst/Olds was initially a W-25 choice package deal automobile, which means it got here geared up with the California emissions-spec 350. The proprietor swapped in a period-correct 455. It’s optioned with Gentle Ray Tinted Home windows, rear electrical window defogger, Positraction, AM push-button