West Coast Classics are proud to present a beautifully restored with no expense spared example of this original southern California 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds W30 350 V8 2 Door coupe presented in its original factory 'Black & Gold' two-tone paint over its all original 'Camel Tan Lochland' velour upholstery and trim, original matching # 350 V8 engine.
1 of only 2,499 built in 1979
Following the success of Hurst components in the Oldsmobile 442 models, Oldsmobile, in collaboration with Hurst of PA produced special-edition performance versions of the 442 or Cutlass Supreme otherwise known as the Hurst/Olds.
By 1979, the Hurst/Olds was back. Unlike the last one, a 1975 Cutlass Supreme with Hurst-built T-tops, the 1979 H/O was more than an appearance package and an Oldsmobile-built car with a real Hurst Dual/Gate shifter, and the only A-body General Motors car to come with Oldsmobile's L34 350-cu.in. V-8. To get one, all you had to do was check option W-30 when ordering your Cutlass Calais coupe. For about $2,000 (retail) over the $5,800 for a base Cutlass Calais, the 350, Dual/Gate, graphics, power brakes, TH-350 automatic and a few other bits would become part of your car. Color choices were limited to two-tone black and gold, or gold and white, and optional T-tops.
Considering that the "Smokey & The Bandit" 1979 Pontiac Trans Am with the 400 c.i. engine and 4 speed trans with WS-6 package that included 4 wheel disc brakes could be bought for less than $7,300 out the door, you can see how this rare car at a retail price of almost $10K was intended for the W30 Hurst-Olds diehards only!
This particular example is an early production '79 H/O due to the large radiator core support bars that were a hold over from 1978 and which were installed on the early production '79 H/O until Olds started using the more skinny radiator core support rod. This Hurst/Olds is one of only 2,499 examples produced for the 1979 model year and was sold new at 'Miller Buick-Oldsmobile' in Chico, California reportedly to a Chico, CA doctor. The car still boasts its original Californian 'Blue' license plate.
Power is from a 350ci V8 paired with a three-speed automatic transmission, and the car is finished in the striking Black and Gold color combination over a lovely Tan cloth interior. Equipment includes gold 14" wheels, a Hurst dual-gate shifter, and a later Alpine stereo as well as air conditioning and power-assisted front disc brakes.
This Hurst/Olds was acquired by a dealer in May 2020 in all original and very good well preserved condition with some 78K original miles and a perfect candidate to restore and which was consequently sold to its most recent southern California owner, and Olds enthusiast, who went on to restore the car to as new condition with no expense spared with comprehensive records of the restoration at a cost of over $30K to be included in the sale!
The car was repainted in its original factory two-tone color combination (with a much better finish than any of the original cars sold off the line!) with the original interior trimmed in 'Camel Tan Lochland Velour' with matching carpets, door panels, and plastics. Amenities include crank windows, air conditioning, a later Alpine cassette stereo, and a Hurst dual-gate console shifter. The air conditioning system has been converted to R134a refrigerant and the 350ci L34 V8 features a blue block, matching metric-bolt cylinder heads, and a plain black air cleaner from the factory for 1979. Power is sent to the rear wheels though a three-speed TH-350 automatic transmission and a 7.5 10-bolt rear axle with 2.56:1 gearing. The car brand new BF Goodrich steel belted radial tires mounted on the original wheels, new Bilstein shocks, and every option in the car is working as it should including the fully rebuilt AC system.
The car is supplied with an owner's manual and other manufacturer's literature, a pre-delivery inspection report, California registration paperwork, service records dating to 2019, and a window sticker showing an MSRP of $9,605.
This is obviously one very well optioned and desirable example of this classic all American Olds/Hurst W30 - a beautiful 1979 2 Door Coupe in virtually completely restored and unmolested condition throughout! The engine purrs smoothly under the hood and the transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive without any of the older car typical shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for its money!
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer daily driving example of this 1979 Oldsmobile Olds/Hurst W30 edition 2 Door Coupe - a perfect addition for the Olds collector or enthusiast to add to his collection or simply any classic American car collector.