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    1983 Hurst Olds

    Here's a pretty cool "walk around" of a 1983 Hurst Olds. I can remember these cars very well; they came out the year I had a summer job at Farrish Oldsmobile (long gone) my junior year of high school. Check the factory Lightning Rod shifter; that was pretty radical for the day. This car was powered by one of the last "non-corporate" V-8s, an Oldsmobile 307 that was rated at 170 hp, if memory serves.

    I dig these cars; also the Monte Carlo SS of the period, which shared a platform with the Hurst Olds (and the later 442).

    Here's the video:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=GKG7W2gATWc&feature=related

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    Re: 1983 Hurst Olds

    Great car! I loved the lightning rod shifter, it was more gimmick than anything else but I still would love to own one. I saw one in mint condition a few years back for sale on one of those winding roads near Lawyers Road in Vienna/Oakton (near Reston). It was in mint condition - the owner wanted about $6K for it. I should have bought it.

    The '83 - '84 Hurst Olds and '85 - '86 Olds 442 with the 307 (5.0 liter) H.O. produced 180 horsepower. And for some reason Olds dropped the horsepower rating on the '87 Olds 442 to 170 horsepower (for it's last year). I drove a 1987 442 and it did not seem to me to be 10 horsepower less than a 1986 442 which I have also driven.

    I love those 1980s muscle car G-bodies - they were great looking, could fit 5 people comfortably, could be ordered with T-tops, and had a 16 - 18 cubic foot trunk if memory serves me correct. I remember talking to a guy when I worked at the Olds dealer who had a '87 442 that he brought in for an oil change, he said it was a car that he could have fun in and enjoy driving, yet his wife and 2 kids could fit comfortably in the car for long trips with loads of luggage in the trunk.


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    Re: 1983 Hurst Olds

    "I love those 1980s muscle car G-bodies - they were great looking, could fit 5 people comfortably, could be ordered with T-tops, and had a 16 - 18 cubic foot trunk if memory serves me correct. I remember talking to a guy when I worked at the Olds dealer who had a '87 442 that he brought in for an oil change, he said it was a car that he could have fun in and enjoy driving, yet his wife and 2 kids could fit comfortably in the car for long trips with loads of luggage in the trunk. "

    Me also!

    Such cars are essentially nonexistent today; I miss them... .

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