132502 / 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds
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This 1969 Hurst/Olds tribute is an extremely well done car that features a correct 455 and is priced at about a third of what it would take to build something like this from the ground up.
A 2007 nut and bolt rotisserie restoration started with a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass and, using correct colors and details, professionally transformed it into the fine tribute you see here. The straight and clean body was covered with a basecoat/clearcoat finish that includes correct Cameo White under correct Firefrost Gold stripes that have been professionally trimmed in black, just as the original Hurst/Olds were. Up front, grilles borrowed from the 442 have been completely blacked out just as they were on original '69 Hurst/Olds. In the middle of those grilles a Firefrost gold stripe with its surrounding black accents starts where the bumper meets the center of the nose and runs to the top center of the cars correct 'mail box' hood scoop which includes correct "H/O 455" decals. The cars sporty profile is emphasized by correct Hurts/Olds emblems, correct Hurst/Olds rear quarter decals, correct English racing mirrors and correct Firefrost Gold stripes. At the rear of the car, dual Hurst/Olds trunk emblems sit below a tall decklid spoiler that is correctly trimmed at each end with Firefrost Gold and black pin stripes.
The engine is a correct code 396021F 455 Oldsmobile Rocket block that sounds meaner than most of the cars in our RK Motors showroom. Turn the key and a Demon carburetor sucks air through a new correctly decaled chrome air cleaner and feeds fuel from stainless lines into to an Edelbrock Performer Oldsmobile 455 aluminum intake. Behind the Demon carburetor, an HEI distributor feeds fire through Taylor wires which are loomed around pristine chrome valve covers. Below those valve covers, ceramic coated long tube headers send Exhaust out through a true dual Exhaust system. Someone paid close attention to the details during this cars restoration as the Cameo White body panels mesh seamlessly with the satin black engine bay and contrast well to the orange engine block and silver accessories.
The bottom of the car has been over restored to include glossy and spotless Cameo white on the floor board that contrasts brilliantly with a satin black frame and drive line that are in excellent shape. A 12 bolt limited slip rear end and sits behind a correct double A-arm front suspension and is held in place by a triangulated four link rear suspension. Braking is provided by correct power drums all around and turning is aided by factory correct power steering. A turbo-Hydramatic 350 3-speed transmission sends power to the rear wheels while Exhaust flows out of the long tube ceramic headers into a true dual system complete with a crossover and Flowmaster mufflers. At each corner of the car, 14 inch Oldsmobile stamped style 2 wheels are painted in Firefrost Gold, trimmed in chrome and feature chrome trim rings, chrome lug nuts and chrome center caps with red Oldsmobile rocket logos. Wrapped around those SS2 wheels is reliable 225/70/14 BF Goodrich radials.
Inside the car, new vinyl seats sit on new sound deadening insulation and new carpet that is protected by new mats. Front and rear door panels feature the same pattern as the seats and are decorated with great looking chrome and stainless trim pieces. A factory correct short console features wood grain applique and houses a dual gate chrome Hurst shifter for the cars TH350. The dash pad shows no signs of sun damage, housing the cars gauge cluster and chrome vents for the heat and air conditioning. The lower dash is trimmed in stainless and houses a correct Oldsmobile AM radio with a courtesy light above the knobs and controls for the heat and air conditioning. On the passenger's side of the dash you'll find a correct Hurst/Olds logo attached to the locking glove box and in front of the driver, a four spoke satin finished steering wheel features a red Oldsmobile rocket logo.
This 1969 Hurst/Olds tribute is a phenomenal car that could not be reproduced for three times the asking price.