Hire a Flatbed: 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass W30 Hurst/Olds Project – Sold!

Jan 2020 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

The Oldsmobile Cutlass personal luxury coupe was the most popular car purchased in the U.S. by the mid-seventies, and the rare W30, Hurst/Olds Option such as this project car first listed on Craigslist in January 2020 in Morris Plains, New Jersey is a prime example. Stored in a garage for the past 20 years, the current caretaker is asking $3,500 for this restoration candidate.  A quick scan of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the current caretaker has his non-running Hurst/Olds priced $6,900 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $10,400.

Capitalizing on their success with the 442, Hurst continued to partner with Oldsmobile to offer the Hurst/Olds Sport Coupe. By 1975, this trim level package was based on the formal roofline Cutlass and was the first General Motors car to have “Hurst/Hatch” removable T-Top style roof installed. 1975 versions were available in either black or white, with either a black or white half vinyl top offset by a wide aluminum band. While the W-25 version came equipped with an Oldsmobile 350 engine, the more desirable W30 like the car featured here has the more desirable 455 cubic inch big block Oldsmobile engine. 1975 was the first year of federally mandated catalytic converters, so consequently, only a single exhaust was available. Hood mounted center louvers continued for 1975 while gold stripes adorned the sides of the car, as well as the trunk, hood, and mirrors. The car also carried gold 15″x7″ Super Stock III Oldsmobile rims. Interiors featured new reversible vinyl/velour seat cushions and backs for the all-vinyl swivel Strato bucket seats. The most popular interior color combination on ’75 Hurst/Olds was white seats and door panels, and black carpet, dashboard, steering wheel, and console.

This W30 Hurst Olds is at a crossroads.  Based on the poor pictures provided, it appears to be complete enough to be a restoration candidate.  If however, you find during an in-person inspection a number of hard-to-come-by pieces will be needed, this car is low enough in price that it may make more sense parting it out for profit to help others finish their restoration projects.  Whichever path you choose, good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1975 Hurst/Olds, been garaged for 20+ years, 455 engine still turns by hand.
90k on the odometer. Good restoration project, solid car.
Call, email or text for details. 97 three- 2 two 9 – 4Oone 4.

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