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Things you should know about '79 Hurst Olds before you buy one.

Rusty Miller's 1979 Black/Gold Hurst Olds

Rusty Miller's '79 Black and Gold Hurst Olds .

It was the first Hurst Olds that didn't offer a 455 its only engine avaible was a 350 rocket(engine code "R"). It had a posi-traction option on the non-california cars and a 2.73:1 gear ratio, where california cars didn't offer posi-tracion and had a 2.56:1 gear ratio. It came with a TH-350 tranmission. It was the only '79 GM A body to come with a 350 engine.

'79 the only car that was a true Hurst Olds was a Calias Cutlass.

The VIN number should go 3K47R9M and 6 more numbers. If it didn't start with those numbers followed by a six digit number it isn't a true Hurst Olds.

The '79's came with a Rallye Gauge package.

537 '79 H/O's came with Hurst Hatch T-tops.

They only made 2,499 of them in 1979. 1165 white and gold and 1334 black and gold 537 with the Hurst Hatch T-tops.

If it is a '79H/O it will have a Hurst Dual/Gate shifter. NOT A 4 SPEED MANUAL.

The car came with a Hurst Dual/Gate shifter.

Make sure it has W-30 package, if it doesn't it not a true '79 H/O.

The Oldsmobile grill emblem was black alone with the Calais hood oraniment, where the regular Cutlass was red.