26 May 2015

Classic Classified: 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds 455/275hp

From: Car Collector & Car Classics

Date: December 1979

Price then: $4,150 ($13,500 adjusted for inflation - about the cost of a new 2015 Kia Rio)

Price now: $19,900 - $61,800

Approximate dollar difference: $48,300 (assuming  No. 1 condition)

Approximate annual rate of return: 4.3%

1972 Hurst/Olds Indy Pace Car, factory sunroof, Hurst dual-gate automatic, Olds mags, Goodyear GT radials, new vinyl top, bucket seats, A/C, white with gold stripes, AM/FM stereo. Very rare, excellent GA rust free car.

In 1972 Hurst and Oldsmobile resumed their successful partnership to bring another edition of the Hurst/Olds to market. Like the ad says, this is a rare car. Of the 629 cars built only 220 cars are reported to have left production equipped with a sunroof. These cars are very sought after by Oldsmobile collectors and this one was sure to have been swept up immediately. As an investment, the Olds has done reasonably well over the past 35 years, and when the muscle car market crashed a few years back these cars were not touched all that badly. Sometimes peace of mind is better than a quick profit.

5 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Mike K NY June 3, 2015 at 15:52
    And if you really want rare only a handful (two?) of the 72 H/O sunroof cars were X VIN W30's.
  • 2
    Joe Manix San Francisco, CA June 3, 2015 at 16:22
    Oldsmobile gets killed whenever there is a car auction.....production numbers don't seem to matter even a W 30 sells for half with the owner thinks it's worth . Even the Buick GS X brings better money! Chevrolet and Mopar are the big American muscle car Investments it turns out....
  • 3
    Josh Garrett Sacramento March 10, 2016 at 01:05
    this looks like it could have been my friend Greg's car back in the mid 80's. He bought it from a postal carrier who lived in Elerslie Ga for $1900 sometime around 1986-1987 . Sunroof car, no Indy logos, had the gold stripes.. wonder what became of the car and of Greg !
  • 4
    countryboy mississippi May 30, 2016 at 11:13
    I have a distant cousin that has one how much will you buy it for its in 90 percent cond runs excellent
  • 5
    Tom Sarasota,Florida July 5, 2016 at 19:21
    I have a real nice 72 H/O with sunroof which has won multiple trophies, including 2 best of show. I'm thinking about selling if anyone is interested.

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