For Sale: 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Only 515 Hurst built total in 1968. This is a non a/c cars which had a higher performance motor and rear. Signed by "Doc Watson". He was a GM engineer that made significant contributions to the muscle cars including the creatation of the Hurst Olds. A picture of him by the car will be included.
GM forbade the installation of anything larger than a 400 motor in an intermediate car. The Chevelle was a 396, GTO was a 389, 442 was a 400, GS was a 400. That makes this GMs biggest muscle car engine of all them all in 1968! The way around it was Hurst was to install the 455s at Demmer Engineering. Well that was on paper, the 455s were actually installed by GM then sent to Demmer for a list of upgrades. This one is Demmer #47, shipped 5-29-68 to Collins Oldsmobile Indianapolis.

EXTERIOR: The body fit and finish is outstanding. Laser beam straight, gaps are precise. No rust or damage. They were all Peruvian silver, code ZZ. The black was applied by Hurst and has a white outline. The paint on the car is like glass. Stainless trim is straight, chrome is all shiny. New windshield, original rear window. Side glass lines up real nice. The exhaust exits through the bumper. Correct 14 inch rally wheels with reproduction redline tires. The Hurst Olds emblems sparkle. Tucked under the bumper are the ram air scoops.

INTERIOR: Door panels look new, seats are reupholstered. The dash pad is very nice. It has the rally pac gauges and Tic toc tachometer. It also has an Am-Fm radio. Unique to the Hurst is real walnut trim. This one is signed by Doc Watson. They also come with the deluxe wheel. Down on the floor is the legendary Hurst dual gate shifter in a unique mini console. Excellent carpet, reproduction floor mats. Complete set of original seatbelts. The headliner looks great with just 1 small tear. It has original Oldsmobile vanity mirror on the visor.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: #s match vin on the block. They used the big 455 used in the Toronados and added some hot rod upgrades. They made an impressive 390 hp and 500 lbs of torque! The non a/c cars have D heads with big valves. 2 big air ducts force fresh air into the dual snorkel air cleaner. The motor is stock and is painted nicely. It features power steering and power brakes. Wiper motor looks new, washer bottle is hooked up. They all had the red inner fenders

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Very clean, solid metal has been spatter painted. Under the trunk lid and the jamb are painted glossy. It has a 5th matching rally wheel for a spare with a polyglass tire. It has a mat, trunk light, like new weatherstrip, no jack.

UNDERSIDE: Appears to be very solid. Original untouched metal floors, braces and rockers. Dual exhaust with correct mufflers and the trumpet tips going out through the back bumper. It also features the F41 suspension which includes boxed control arms, front and rear sway bars. Shocks, springs, ball joints, swaybar bushings were replaced. Disc brakes in front, e-brake assembly is hooked up. Looking up at the motor it's spotless, starter looks fresh. It has a flywheel cover. Correct OW 1968 Turbo 400 automatic. 12 bolt rear with 3.91 posi gears.

A performance company built a limited number of performance cars with engines that exceeded GMs limits. Sounds a lot like another super car called a Yenko. I honestly believe these cars have not hit their investment potential yet. It has all the ingredients for a solid investment!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Power steering
Power disc brakes
Ram air
3.91 posi
F-41 suspension
Dual gate shifter
Bucket seats
Am-Fm
Deluxe wheel
Wood trim

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst
  • Listing ID: CC-1603754
  • Price: $81,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Hurst
  • Exterior Color:Peruvian Silver And Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20338
  • VIN:344878
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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