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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds

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Older restoration 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds for sale on From the seller’s description:

Restored in 1987, the stock 455 was bored out to 462 cu. in. and was rebuilt with mostly 1970 spec parts, including cam and dual valve springs. Heads and manifolds were match ported, connecting rods were flash ground and shot peened, camshaft was indexed and the engine was balanced. Most major replaceable components were replaced. During reassembly, the distributor was re-curved and the Rochester carburetor was rebuilt. The stock single exhaust system was replaced with dual exhaust parts from a 1973 455-powered Cutlass, including the dual hump frame cross-member. It was fitted with 2-1/4 inch diameter exhaust pipes and dual turbo mufflers. The stock THM-400 was rebuilt with racing parts and a custom shift kit was put in. A variable-pitch torque converter replaces the stock fixed-pitch torque converter. The drive line was rebuilt and the stock GM posi rear end was left intact. Suspension wise, an aftermarket larger anti-roll bar was installed in front and the stock rear Rallye anti-roll bar was left in place. Gas charged shocks were used all around and the car was fitted with P255/60R15 Goodyear Eagle GT radials.

Visually, the car appears all stock, due to the NOS, OEM and replication parts/decals/paint used Inside, the stock Hurst Dual/Gate console shifter, H/O bezels and reversible-cushion swivel bucket seats set this car apart from an ordinary Cutlass. The entire inside was gutted in the restoration process. Fortunately, the soft padded vinyl top and stainless beauty band were in excellent shape and did not need replacement. The Hurst/Hatch T-Top system gives the car an “open chariot” feeling, the closest thing to a convertible that was available in 1975.

This car is 1 of approximately 1200 built with the 455 (designated W-30). Approximately half were painted Cameo white (like this one), the others were black. The die-cut Hurst Gold striping adorns the car on each side, trunk and 4-4-2 louvered hood. Hurst Gold paint was used on the wheels, bumper openings and rear backup light trim bezel. Cast H/O bezels are located on either side of the padded top where the opera windows would have been, and one is on the trunk.

There are several boxes of spare parts (decals, filters, etc.) as well as spare tires, the original T-tops (replaced, as the were prone to leaking from the factory)

As far as the specs of the car, they are as follows:


Oldsmobile Rocket 455 – bored to 462 cu. in.

1970 spec 4-4-2 camshaft

1970 spec dual valve springs

TRW pistons

Sealed Power chrome-moly rings, rocker arms and lifters

Connecting rods flash ground and shot peened

High performance oil pump

Align bored, decked and balanced

Rochester 4-V carburetor

Intake and exhaust manifolds match ported with heads

Cold air intake plenum

HEI ignition in new, custom re-curved distributor

Borg Warner ignition wires

Full dual exhausts (not stock in ’75, special parts listed)-

Non-crossover, single dump exhaust manifolds

Double hump transmission frame support

Turbo Mufflers, no catalytic converter

2-1/4 inch diameter exhaust pipes w/chrome tips

New radiator, fan clutch, timing chain/gears, motor mounts

Etc, etc, etc…


THM-400, rebuilt with racing parts

Custom shift kit

Custom variable-pitch torque converter

Rebuilt drive line

GM posi axle (stock)


ADDCO heavy duty front anti-roll bar

Stock Rallye rear anti-roll bar

Gas charged shocks

Super Stock III 15X7 wheels in Hurst Gold

Goodyear P255/60R15 Eagle GT Radials

Matching SSIII wheel and Eagle GT tire for spare

Front power disk brakes


Cameo White w/white soft-padded half-top

Die-cut Hurst Gold stripes on body sides and trunk

Die-cut W-30 fender decals

4-4-2 louvered hood w/die-cut Hurst Gold stripes

Hurst Gold bumper openings

Hurst Gold rear accent band

H/O emblems on each side and trunk

Hurst/Hatch smoked glass T-Top

Oval hood ornaments-

Hurst “Executive” on car

Original Classic “Oldsmobile Script” stored away for safe keeping

Wide stainless steel Targa band

Interior (white with black carpet)-

Hurst Dual/Gate console shifter

Reversible cushion swivel bucket seats

H/O emblems on closed sail panels

H/O emblemed floor mats


Deluxe 4-speaker Delco AM/FM/8-track stereo

Stock auxiliary power amplifier

Several 8 track will also come with the car…


Air conditioning

Clock (dead, but it is there)

Convenience light group-

Thin Opera lights on closed sail panels

Floor lights, front and rear

Glove box light

Hood light

Trunk light

Remote trunk release

Delay wipers

Headlight minder

Oldsmobile “Script” mud flaps

Location Marker
Lake Stevens, Washington
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