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It shared its body with the regular Oldsmobile Cutlass andbut had a unique Peruvian Silver and Black paint scheme. The W and the milder W engines differed in camshaft and cylinder head selection. The was mated to a code OW three-speed Turbo Hydramatic transmission with console-mounted Hurst Dual-Gate shifter that permitted automatic or manually ratcheted shifting.
There were 51 Sport coupes and Holiday coupes manufactured. Oldsmobile got around the cubic-inch limit by implying that the engines were installed by Hurst, not Olds. In fact, the special drive train and ram-air package shared with the W and W was installed at the factory.
The cars were then taken across town Lansing, MI to Demmer Engineering where the remainder of the unique Hurst components were added. The biggest change was the switch from the silver and black paint scheme of '68 to a new Firefrost gold on white paint scheme. The non-drive train modifications were again done at Demmer Engineering.
Approximately cars were built including 2 convertibles for Hurst promotional use, one for East coast events and one for West coast events a third was built after one of the original two was destroyed. The engine received a unique intake manifold, 1968 hurst olds options trading hours steel valve covers, and a special vacuum operated air cleaner lid to allow cold air from the hood scoop into the carburetor.
This was backed up by a specially calibrated code OH Turbo 1968 hurst olds options trading hours and 3. Due to a tragic accident involving the Indy Pace cara Dodge Challenger, the major auto manufacturers were reluctant to 1968 hurst olds options trading hours the pace car for the Indy race.
Hurst Performance stepped up 1968 hurst olds options trading hours volunteered to sponsor the Pace car. Oldsmobile provided the Cutlass Supreme coupe and convertible. It was the only time an Indy Pace car was sponsored by a manufacturer other than an automobile manufacturer, and first time to include a major supplier's name in the title. The only color available was Cameo White with reflective 3M gold stripes that were stickers, not paint.
The tires were Goodyear Polysteel Radials. Optional at extra cost was the W option with the L77a blueprinted engine rated at net horsepower. Both engines were mated to a Turbo Hydra-matic transmission with console-mounted Hurst Dual-Gate shifter. Clearances for spring travel were improved for a smoother ride over all types of surfaces; the coil springs at each wheel were computer-selected to match the individual car's weight.
Power brakes with front disc brake calipers were now standard on all '73 Cutlasses. Additional new features were an acoustical double-panel roof, tighter-fitting glass, flush style outside door handles, molded full foam front and rear seat construction, flow-through power ventilation system, inside hood release, refined Delcotron generator and sealed side-terminal battery, a larger 22 gallon fuel tank, and "flush and dry" rocker panels introduced first on the 1968 hurst olds options trading hours full-size GM cars.
Another structural improvement was a stronger design for the side door guard beams. Options included swiveling Strato- bucket seats with console for coupes, a power moonroof, and Turbine I urethane backed by steel wheels, as was the instrument gauge cluster. The Hurst Olds was based on the semi-fastback Cutlass S coupe and featured an 1968 hurst olds options trading hours with swiveling Strato bucket seats separated by a console with Hurst Dual-Gate shifter for the Turbo Hydra-matic transmission.
Hurst-only options included a console mounted digital tachometer, air shocks, and alarm system. These cars were used as track cars to parade celebrities and guests on the track.
The car is based on the formal-roofed Cutlass Supreme coupe rather than the semi-fastback Cutlass S used in The car was available in either black or white, with either a black or white half vinyl top offset by a wide aluminum band. Either a W, equipped with an Oldsmobile engine, or a W, equipped with an Oldsmobile engine could be had. Due the environmental regulations at the time, this was the first year that the United States Environmental Protection Agency mandated the addition of catalytic converters mounted in the exhaust system.
Due to the added expense, only single exhaust was available. Gold stripes adorned the sides of the car, as well as 1968 hurst olds options trading hours trunk, hood, and mirrors. Additional colors such as red and beige dashboard, carpet and seat cushions was also available. An optional digital LED numerical readout tachometer was available and mounted on the center console by Hurst Performance. It used the L34Oldsmobile's 5. A Hurst Dual Gate shifter was standard.
It was, however, the only GM G-body to offer a V8 in It was also the first W to come with the Olds and not the Olds White and black again were the color choices, but with a wider choice of interior trims than ever before.
Gold paint covered the hood, most of the top, and the very rear of the trunk. The aluminum wheels were also painted gold, along with the grille. Known as the W, it was produced for the following year in the Olds The only major differences between the and the were the headlights, and the also had the dual gate Hurst shifter.
Chrome 15" wheels fitted Goodyear Eagle GT tires, and a power bulge hood and rear spoiler gave the car a purposeful look. Demand for the car was very strong. Originally, units were scheduled to be produced, but Olds had to up that number to because of high demand. The paint scheme was reversed, with silver being the main body color, and black on the rocker panels. In most respects, the '84 was mechanically identical to the ' The '84 did get a stronger 8. 1968 hurst olds options trading hours Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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