With an immaculate 1969 Hurst Oldsmobile H/O 455 in your possession, you could be one of the luckiest people around!
The Hurst Touch:
The name Hurst Performance is well known in the enthusiast car industry. It was founded in 1958 by George Hurst to produce transmission shifters, and by the late 1960s had become the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for several US car makers, featuring predominantly on high-performance vehicles. Hurst products were fitted to vehicles from American Motor Company, Pontiac, Ford, Plymouth and Oldsmobile. This association led to collaborations resulting in low-volume Hurst-named vehicles, including the 1969 Hurst SC/Rambler, 1971 Hurst Jeepster and, most famously, the ongoing series of Hurst Oldsmobiles.
Ladies and Gentlemen this car is a piece of Americana! With the Oldsmobile Division, fast becoming a distant memory, this car becomes even rarer and more valuable as time goes on.
How Rare is this car? According to the Oldsmobile's company records, there were 906 Hurst/Olds produced in 1969.
In 1969, with less than 1,000 total vehicles being produced, the 1969 Hurst Oldsmobile with its amazing brand new look that had a gorgeous Firefrost Gold and Cameo White color combination; its amazing hood scoops that could get anyone's attention and was the car that was dubbed the "Hairiest Oldsmobile" by Motor Trend Magazine was a "RARE Beast" even back in 1969 when it was built!
"Snarls softly and carries a BIG stick" ... that is the experience the 455CI Hurst Olds promised in 1969. Jack "Doc" Watson made sure that the signature "Hurst Gold" on Cameo White, dual English racing mirrors, hand applied black pin striping, die cast Hurst/Olds emblems, and gold trimmed interior was more than just a pretty appearance package. The dual-snorkel fresh air system forced air own the gullet of the 455. W-30 heads, cam, and distributor made sure the mixture of fuel and forced air made an explosive 380 hp and 500 pound-feet of torque. A performance modified Turbo Hyra-matic is shifted by a dual-gate Hurst shifter. Heavy duty suspension, power front disc brakes, and even the giant decklid spoiler rounded out the performance package. The rear air foil holds the backend to the road, creating 15lbs of down force at 60 mph, and 64 pounds at 120 mph. In the end "Doc" Watson got his way. The popularity of the Hurst/Olds 455 ended the GM imposed 400 CI displacement limit ended in 1970, paving the way for the W (for Watson) -30.
Not only is this car a rare 1969 Hurst Edition Oldsmobile but it has undergone a complete restoration. Everything on the car is in great condition and is correct to the year, make, model, and edition of this car. The 455 H.O. is completely numbers matching and packs plenty of power. It was completely rebuilt and balanced at 90,000 miles so it is virtually still new. Out of the 912 built this has to be one of the nicest.
It is coated in the original Cameo White with Firefrost Gold accents which is in excellent condition. The car rides on the original style 15"x7" Super Stock II wheels with fresh P235/70R15 tires. Everything has a beautiful finish with all hoses and wires being nicely routed. The original Turbo 400 transmission shifts smoothly with zero issues. The positrac 3:23 rear end is set up to make for an extremely nice cruiser with plenty of room to get up and go if needed.
The original interior has all new original style seat covers and is finished out in all black. The Gold accents on the headrests are correct to the car and along with wood grain accents help break up the interior. The original AM/FM radio is in place and working. Even the interior dome lights are there and working. The dual gate shifter is mounted in the center console and is a feature specific to this style of car. It could be special ordered on other cars, but came as standard on the Hurst. The factory A/C is another rare option and works like new. Small attention to details are found throughout car.
Equipment / Features
This vehicle is in excellent condition. It was completely restored in 1990 and has been garage kept since then. It has been driven very sparsely; enough to keep the vehicle in running order.
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Asking Price: $59,995.00
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