My Car Story with Lou Costabile: 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds with a H/O 455 High Output engine
- June 25, 2015
- Posted by Larry Kelsey
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Recently frame-off restored numbers matching limited production 1969 Hurst Oldsmobile. This is car is #337 in the Hurst Old’s Registry of 912 built and has documentation. The previous owner has included a photo album of the restoration process of this great Muscle Car.
In 1969 GM had decided that the largest engine which would be allowed in the mid-size car line would be limited to 400 cubic inches, Oldsmobile got around this by having Hurst Performance install a W-46 455 cubic inch/380 horsepower/500 pounds of torque engine in just 914 of these cars.
All of the cars were 2 door coupes with the exception of a couple of convertibles, all were white with “Firefrost Gold” accent stripes, and a very distinctive special functional dual-snout air scoop, a large rear spoiler, special Hurst badges, TH400 automatic transmission with a Hurst dual gate shifter, black vinyl bucket seats,7 heavy duty suspension with special 7” wheels and Goodyear F60 X 15 Polyglas wide oval tires.
These Hurst Oldsmobiles were among the most luxurious Muscle Cars built and are very desirable today.