Tribute Transport: 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds Wagon – SOLD!

by | Oct 2021 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

October 26, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The hidden beauty of many vintage American offerings is the relatively easy parts interchangeability between models and even car divisions. This makes it a straightforward exercise for a motivated enthusiast to build a what-if tribute car. With the rising popularity of classic station wagons, we’re seeing a growing trend of muscle-car-themed long roof tributes popping up. Our latest is this 1980 Hurst/Olds tribute originally listed in October 2021 on Craigslist in Port Orange, Florida (Daytona) where the seller used a donor two-door coupe to build this unique but faithful recreation.

Currently offered at $16,500, comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price is well about the $9,000 #1 “Excellent” condition appraisal this guide provides. However, the premium requested here is for the uniqueness as well as the use of somewhat rare W30 Hurst/Olds parts from the aforementioned donor car.

This video provides the basis for what a true 1980 W30 Hurst/Olds coupe looked like and came equipped with:

We’re firm believers in the “Smoke ’em if you got ’em” mantra, however when you’re selling your ride make sure you remove the cigarette pack from being displayed in the car.  It only makes potential buyers assume you smoke in the car and like it or not, can be a major deterrent.  Besides that, we’re disappointed the conversion of this wagon did not include the donor car’s trademark Hurst Dual-Gate shifter.  The buyer of this needs to change that in order to complete the look.

Here’s the seller’s description (Apologies for their use of all capital letters):

“WOW….HERE’S A 1 OF 1 CLASSIC! RESTORED SEVERAL YEARS AGO FROM A ORIGINAL 442 HURST OLDS CAR . MANY ORIGINAL PARTS WERE USED TO BUILD THIS 1 ONLY HURST OLDS WAGON,, SEATS – DASH – CONSOLE – FLOOR SHIFTER – TILLT STEERING WHEEL – WHEELS – CARPET . DUAL EXHAUST , PERFECT INTERIOR WITH NO RIPS , TEARS OR STAINS . NO RUST , DENTS OR SCRATCHES . COLD A/C ! EVERYTHING WORKS , NICE STEREO BUT NEEDS NEW SPEAKERS . RUNS – DRIVES – LOOKS GREAT , YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER ONE !! TIRES ARE NEW WITH LESS THAN 50 MILES ON THEM . I BOUGHT ANOTHER CLASS & NEED THE ROOM … DRIVE IT ANYWHERE ! FL. TITLE & INSURANCE IN MY NAME … CASH ONLY !”

Show or go: what would you do with W30 Hurst/Olds tribute station wagon?  Comment below and let us know!

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