1968 OLDSMOBILE HURST 2 DOOR COUPE - 125343 Sold* at Palm Beach 2012 - Lot #400 1968 OLDSMOBILE HURST 2 DOOR COUPE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/125343/125343_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #400

1968 OLDSMOBILE HURST 2 DOOR COUPE

Auction Palm Beach 2012
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 400
Year 1968
Make OLDSMOBILE
Model HURST
Style 2 DOOR COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 344878M419874
Exterior Color PERUVIAN SILVER/EBONY BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 455
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #400 - This year was the first of the Hurst Oldsmobiles. It has had a cosmetic restoration with attention to original detail. It came with original factory air conditioning. 515 were manufactured originally. GM had a mandate at the time which stated no midsize GM car could have a motor larger than 400cid. An Oldsmobile executive decided that the way around this rule was to select a limited number of 442's off the line and slip high horsepower 455cid police interceptor motors and ship them to off-site contractor Demmer Engineering to complete the special paint scheme and transmission and shifter modifications which became known as the famous Hurst Oldsmobile.
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