1968 Hurst Oldsmobile 4-4-2
The 1968 Hurst/Olds was the first car to carry the "Hurst" name. Although George Hurst had established himself firmly as a cornerstone in American muscle performance, this was his first official branding by the big three auto companies.
The 1968 Hurst/Olds was available as a sedan or hardtop and featured numerous unique options including "Force-Air" rally stripes, dual gate hurst shifter, custom decklid, custom instrumentation, positraction axle, power disc brakes, custom peruvian silver paint with black accents, and a powerful 455 cid engine. The engine was beefed up internally and delivered an honest 390 horsepower through a heavy duty rearend. The Goodyear G70-14 polyglas tires proved to be no match for the torque monster 455 engine.
The Hurts/Olds partnership lasted for many years and continued into the 1980's.
At the heart of 442 was a new 455 cubic inch V-8. Horsepower was rated at 390.
Production / Performance
Only 515 Hurst/Olds were made in 1968 despite orders in excess of 3000 at dealers. 451 were hardtops and 64 were coupes. Quarter mile performance was 13.9 seconds at 103mph.
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