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Chassis/VIN344879M349435
Mileage84,738 Miles
Engine455 cu-in V8
TransmissionAutomatic
Addenda and Errata

Please note that since listing, the consignor reports installing a new carburetor and tuning the engine in May 2023.

Description

In a clever loophole that allowed Oldsmobile to circumvent GM’s 400 cu-in displacement limit on their small and mid-sized vehicles, Olds partnered with Hurst Performance Research to drop a 455 cu-in V8 into their 4-4-2 model. Going on sale in 1968 as the “Hurst/Olds,” Oldsmobile option code 'W46’ turned the Holiday Coupe into a 380-horsepower drag-strip weapon. In addition to its Rocket V8 topped with a four-barrel Rochester Quadrajet 4GC carburetor, upgrades over the standard Olds included 15-inch Super Stock II wheels, a specially calibrated Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmission, Anti-Spin differential, and power front disc brakes. The Hurst/Olds returned in 1969 with a new Cameo White and Firefrost Gold paint scheme, as well as a "mailbox" hood scoop and a pair of English racing mirrors. Considered by many to be the benchmark of Oldsmobile performance, the Hurst/Olds is also one of the rarest and most powerful cars offered by any manufacturer in the muscle car era. 

This car is part of the Retro Motors Collection, which comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. View the full collection here.

Highlights

  • Listed in the Hurst/Olds Registry as number 226 of approximately 906 built in 1969

  • Well-appointed from the factory with rare factory air conditioning as well as power steering, 3.23:1 limited-slip differential, power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, tilt steering, tic-toc-tach, speed minder, courtesy light group, power trunk release, AM/FM stereo with 8-track tape player, and Firestone G70-16 raised white-letter tires on gold-finished Super Stock II wheels

  • Subject to a complete, frame-off restoration completed under previous ownership circa 2005

  • The consignor reports replacing the wiring and electronic ignition in February 2023, as well as replacing the carburetor and tuning the engine in May 2023

  • Powered by a 455 cu-in Rocket V8 mated to a ‘TH400’ three-speed automatic transmission

  • Interior trimmed in black vinyl upholstery with gold-accented headrests 

  • Displaying 84,738 miles on the odometer at the time of listing

Features

  • Hood scoop

  • Chrome front and rear bumpers

  • “H/O” badging 

  • Rear spoiler

  • Hand-painted black pinstripes 

  • Cruise control

  • Three-spoke sport steering wheel

  • Front bucket seats 

  • Hurst "His and Hers" dual-gate shifter

  • Rear defogger

  • Dual exhaust outlets 

  • Power-assisted front disc brakes, rear drums

Known Imperfections

  • Paint chip in passenger door next to “H/O” badge

  • Paint crack in passenger A-pillar

Included

  • Three keys

  • Spare

  • Lug wrench

  • Extensive original documentation, including factory build sheet, delivery receipt, and a copy of the window sticker

  • Box of 8-track tapes

  • Olsmoblile 442 wiring map

  • Photo album of restoration images

Ownership History

The Hurst/Olds was purchased by the consignor circa 2014.

Additional Notes A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle. Contact: Alexander Keck Phone: 402.617.9770 E-mail: alexander.keck@broadarrowgroup.com

Optional vehicle service contract available for $1,000. Learn more about the program here.

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