1974 Oldsmobile Hurst Cutlass1 of 1800, 455 Conversion, 18k Miles, Factory Books
We are proud to offer this 1974 Oldsmobile Hurst 455 conversion. With iconic Indy 500 livery, and a monstrous 455 cubic inch V-8, this Hurst/Olds is an awesome driver condition muscle car throwback! This particular example started out as a Hurst/Olds 350 and later recieved a 455 engine transplant.
The Hurst/Olds returned in 1974 with the “Colonnade” body style. This year the Hurst/Olds was also the Indianapolis 500 pace car, which was available as a graphics package option to the Hurst/Olds owner. 1,800 1974 Hurst/Olds’ were produced in 1974. The 1974 Hurst/Olds was intended to be a pace car, but because the Indy 500 track required convertibles for the parade lap cars, the Delta 88 was chosen. These cars were used as track cars to parade celebrities and guests on the track. There were a total of 92 Hurst/Olds Parade cars.
This particular 1974 Hurst/Olds was built April 3rd, 1974 in the Lansing final assembly plant and has what appears to be 18,724 original miles on the body. And while the exact number of previous owners cannot be proven, the current owner is our in-house master mechanic, Pedro Meyer. Under his ownership, he has undoubtedly taken meticulous care to ensure the beastly 455 runs strong, the M40 Turbo Hydromatic 400 4-spd shifts smoothly, and all other accessories function as they should. In fact, earlier this year, this vehicle successfully completed a Baja Endurance Road Rally Race.
In addition to the 455 and M40, other points worth mentioning include fake A/C vents (this vehicle does not have air conditioning), a unique rear quarter window, upgraded front and rear sway bars, unique dash gauges, a positraction rear differential, a rear defroster, and the radio antenna integrated into the windshield.
Cosmetically, this vehicle looks great from about 6 feet, but upon closer inspection, its original unrestored condition becomes apparent. We’ve tried to capture most of the exterior blemishes in the accompanying photos. There is also evidence to suggest that this vehicle has been repainted. Despite that, there are no major or obvious signs of corrosion.
Moving to the interior, the original white on black color scheme presents very well. There are no rips, tears, cracks, or stains in the seats. The dash and door panels are also in very good condition. Though the rear deck behind the back seats is less than perfect. The shifter has some signs of wear, but all other touch points, electronics, etc. look good and function properly.
Finally, this vehicle does come with some original Oldsmobile owners manuals, service booklets, and paperwork. We do however want to fully disclose something about this vehicle: as is common with these Hurst conversions, the documentation and proof processes is somewhat “loose.” This particular Olds does appear to be the real thing, and we do not have any reason to think otherwise. However, we cannot 100% guarantee the history of this vehicle nor can we prove that it actually was a part of the 1974 Indy 500.
But with that said, this vehicle is still an absolute blast to drive, and will certainly turn heads. Appreciate this vehicle for what it is and it will not disappoint!
This Olds is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom. For more information, contact Daniel at 917-890-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org