Hurst Option Price:
Ebony Black w/gold trim (1334 H/Os)
Cameo white w/gold trim (1165 H/Os)
537 came w/Hurst Hatch T-Tops
The W-30 engine was a Oldsmobile 350 V-8 (the only GM A-body to have a 350 in '79)
275 lb/ft Torque
M-38 T-350 automatic
Cars for 49 states had a 2.73:1 rear gears w/Posi-traction optional.
California cars came with the 2.56:1 gears.
Hurst Standard Options:
Aluminum wheels (gold)
Twin sport mirrors
P205/70R14 white lettered tires
Power Brakes and Steering
Hood and header panel rocket emblems were black not red
Hurst Dual/Gate shifter
Options from the K47 Calais Coupe included:
Reclining bucket seats
Rallye gauge package
Sport steering wheel
Bright rocket panel molding, wheel opening molding
Emblems on header panel are black, instead of the standard Cutlass red emblems
Additional Hurst Options:
T-Tops and anything else available on the Calais
The VIN will be 3K47R9M+6 digit serial number
This H/O was built by Oldsmobile at the Lansing plant and didn't get sent off for additional work at Hurst Performance Products or Cars and Concepts. For this reason, there would be no possible loophole around the then current EPA regulations. In part and summary, those regulations stated that as long as an engine/transmission combination had been certified in any production model for that year, the same combination could be used in any other model that the factory desired, so long as less than 2,500 were produced. If 2,500 or more were built, the engine/transmission combination had to be certified specifically in that particular model. The "R" code Olds 350 engine in combination with the TH-350 transmission had already been certified in the 88 models for 1979, so legally that same combination could also be used in the Cutlass body without specific certification as long as less than 2,500 were built. That's why 2,499 1979 Hurst/Oldsmobile's were produced. Now, there were no 350/4 speed combinations already certified by Oldsmobile in 1979, so certification would have been necessary.
Last year for Hurst Dual/Gate Shifter.
The Hurst wheels were actually an Oldsmobile factory aluminum wheel that was available on the 1978 Cutlass'. The Hursts wheels were painted gold.