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.