Vin says: “The 1968 Hurst/Olds was a limited production of 515 cars. It was powered by a special 455 with W-30 components that produced 390
horsepower. It also came with under-the-bumper forced air induction, better known as Ram-Air.
GM was not allowed to put any engine larger than a 400 cid in any A- body car, so Oldsmobile originally marketed the car as being built by Demmer Industries,
but later we found out that all Demmer did was add the Hurst Dual Gate shifter and console, the walnut dash inserts, Hurst/Olds emblems and the special
black markings. Oldsmobile in fact had built and installed the monster engines without the GM bigwigs finding out. “Mine is #511 of the 515 built in 1968.
The car lived its entire life in Illinois, until I bought it in 1996 and brought it back to Long Island, NY. I am in the process or blueprinting a 455 to original specs.
The car was originally sold to Mr. Wayne Garnhardt who used the car as a NHRA drag car. Although I never raced the car, the last owner says the car runs 12:20s.”
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