1972 OLDSMOBILE HURST PACE CAR EDITION COUPE - 70811Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #732 1972 OLDSMOBILE HURST PACE CAR EDITION COUPE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70811/70811_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1972 OLDSMOBILE HURST PACE CAR EDITION COUPE
PACE CAR EDITION COUPE
SEVENTIES & EIGHTIES CARS
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #732 - The 1972 Hurst/Olds pace car was actually developed by Hurst Performance, and not Oldsmobile. Due to a tragic accident involving the 1971 Indy Pace car, which was a Dodge Challenger, the major auto manufacturers were reluctant to provide the pace car for the 1972 Indy race. Hurst Performance stepped up and volunteered to sponsor the 1972 pace car. Oldsmobile provided the Cutlass Supreme coupe and convertible, and the rest is history. It was the first and only time, an Indy Pace car was sponsored by a manufacturer other than an automobile manufacturer, and first time to include a major supplier's name in the title. There were a total of 629 made; 130 Convertibles, 220 hardtop with sunroof, and 279 hardtop cars. The only color available was Cameo White with reflective 3M gold stripes that were stickers, not paint. The standard Hurst/Olds engine was a 455cid Rocket V8 rated at 270hp mated to a Turbo Hydra-matic 400 transmission with console-mounted Hurst Dual-Gate shifter. This 1972 Hurst/Olds pace car edition coupe offered here is a less than 86,000 original mile car with original Build Sheet and 1 of 299 cars produced with the rare sunroof option. This car features a matching numbers 455cid engine which has been rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted, a Turbo 400 automatic transmission, Hurst "Dual Gate" shifter and original interior. A 2-year, ground-up restoration. This car is a pleasure to drive. Car was driven 400 miles to the event.
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