Feast your eyes on this vintage American classic – a 1969 Hurst/Olds 442. Only 913 of these bad boys were ever made, meaning it’s a pretty tall task to get your hands on one 40+ years later. That makes this beauty all the more rare considering the great condition it’s in.
The first collaborative Hurst/Olds was built in 1968 on the heels of the great success Oldsmobile had using Hurst Performance components in its 442 models. In fact, Hurst had become the go-to source for certain components, including shifters, clutches, and other parts. They were used in everything from GTOs and Boss Mustangs to Dodge Chargers and Plymouth Barracudas, making it a no-brainer for Oldsmobile to approach Hurst for this collaboration.
The 1969 Hurst/Olds was powered by a 455 cubic-inch Rocket V8, producing 380 horsepower and 500 flbs of torque and improving the drivability over the 1968 model, as well as a specially calibrated OH Turbo 400 transmission. The 1969 model was placed on 15×7 chrome SSII rims with Goodyear F60x15 Polyglas tires. The exterior also included English racing mirrors, H/O emblems on the front fenders, and black pinstripes applied by hand. Aside from all that, however, watching this video reminds us that this is what a cool classic American muscle car should look and sound like. Be sure to like and share if you agree.