1969 Hurst Olds - Real 1969 H/O
Price: US $55,000.00 Item location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: 442
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Hurst Olds
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 72,000
- VIN: 344879M394149
- Color: White
- Engine size: 455
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Oldsmobile 442 Hurst Olds
1969 Hurst Olds
Real 1969 H/O - Numbers Matching Survivor!!
Purchased new on July 21, 1969By: Gary W. Hise of Robbs, IllinoisFrom: Bayer Motor Co. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
First a few quick words about me. I am the owner of this car and I am selling this car myself. No dealing with a broker or dealer, you will be dealing directly with me, the owner and title holder to the car.
Now on to the car. This is a true factory built 1969 Hurst Olds! Oldsmobile only built roughly 912 of these incredible cars. Estimates are that only one third to half of these cars still survive. Other than one repaint over the original paint, this car is an UNRESTORED SURVIVOR!!! The car retains its original numbers matching Olds 455 engine block and its original numbers matching OH (Hurst Olds) transmission!! The original OH transmission tag is still there (see pictures.) The rear end is also original, it is coded SH which is correct for 1969 Hurst Olds with AC.
The engine retains almost all of its original parts, including the two components that are considered the Holy Grails of the 1969 Hurst Olds engine: One being the extremely rare 1969 Hurst Olds only J 405233 intake manifold! This is NOT a regular Olds 455 intake modified to make it look close to a real 1969 H/O intake...this is the real thing! As you Olds guys know, legit 1969 H/O intakes are incredibly rare...if this part is missing and you're lucky enough to even find one, they are absolutely jaw dropping expensive...$8000-$12,000!!! Second are the rare Hurst Olds D heads - casting number 400 370. If the D heads are missing and you have to go shopping for them be prepared for sticker shock again. If you can even find a decent pair legit D heads for rebuild they would likely set you back another $4000-$5000.
The car runs and drives very well. The transmission shifts fine with no unusual noises, however it does leak some when parked. The AC, radio and horn are not working.
A full run down of the important engine part numbers and 1969 Hurst Olds only details are as follows:
Block ----------------- Original numbers matching 39M394149, casting number 396021F (see photos)
Transmission ------- Original numbers matching 39M394149 OH-69-1832 (see photos)
Intake Manifold ---- Original 1969 H/O J with PCV fitting, casting number 405233 (see photos)
Heads ---------------- D, correct 1969 Hurst Olds, casting number 400 370 (see photos)
Carburetor ---------- 7029254 2361, appears to be a 1971 service replacement for a 1969 W30 (see photos)
Distributor ----------- 11119989 9D29, 1969 Hurst Olds dated April 29, 1969 (see photos)
Exhaust Manifolds - W & Z, correct 1969 Hurst Olds (see photos)
Water Pump --------- 404847, 1970 Olds 455 with AC, HD cooling, or W30. Numbers correct would be 400289
Alternator ------------ 1100852 8E1, correct for 1969 442 or Hurst Olds with AC or heavy duty cooling
Console -------------- Original Hurst Olds shorty console
Headrests ----------- Original Hurst Olds painted stripes
Data Tag ------------- Hurst Olds 50 50 paint code and 930 interior code
Emblems ------------ Fender and trunk lid emblems are original Hurst Olds emblems
OAI ------------------- Original Hurst Olds OAI air cleaner assembly
Wheels -------------- Original set of five 1969 Hurst Olds only 15" wheels
The body is in very nice condition! The car has been repainted, it appears that this was done a long time ago. The car was dirty and covered with dust from sitting for a long time when I bought it. After I got it home I spent a week cleaning the car inside and out. I then went over the car with a buffer and the paint shined up pretty nice. Although it shines up nice, the paint is not in great condition. There are imperfections in the paint with checking, chips, scratches, and in a few places the paint is peeling. In some of the places where the repaint has come off you can see the original paint underneath. The color of the stripes was redone in a shade of gold that is a bit darker than factory original...there are a few places in the door jamb areas where you can clearly see the original Firefrost Gold.
I went over the car with a very weak strip of flexible refrigerator magnet material, I use small cut strips of this stuff to locate the slightest use of body filler. In going over the car I located just one small area where the magnetic strip indicates that a small amount of filler could be present. That spot is low directly behind the right rear wheel opening and it does not extend more than 4 or 5 inches up from the bottom of the panel. The magnet sticks sporadically in that area, almost like it's a very thin skim coat of filler that was used to even out the area after sanding the old paint. I do not believe it to be because of significant damage to the factory metal. The frame is excellent as are the original floor pans.
The outside mirrors that are on the car now are obviously not correct, they are the mirrors that were on the car when I bought it. Right after I bought the car I located and bought at considerable expense, a pair of ORIGINAL 1969 Hurst Olds outside mirrors. Other than one of the mirrors missing the glass, the originals that I have are in great shape! If a buyer hits the ebay "Buy It Now" and the sale is completed, I will include the original mirrors for free. If the car is sold for any amount less that the "Buy It Now" price, the original mirrors are not included and they will be sold separately.
In the interior, other than the passenger seat bottom, the all original interior is nice. Keep in mind, the car is a 72,000 mile survivor type car, therefore expect 72,000 miles worth of wear.
Note the Hurst Olds dash plaque attached to the glove box door. The original purchasers of 1969 Hurst Olds' had the option of applying for an original owner custom plaque after the purchase of their car. Many owners did not apply for the plaque for their car, the original owner of this particular Hurst Olds did apply for his dash plaque! The dash plaques were numbered in the order in which the plaque applications were received.
I have most owner history for this car going back to the original owner...including the dealer filled out 1969 New Vehicle Warranty and Owner Protection Plan and the original Protect-O-Plate. The owner before me owned the car since 1977.
Rare and highly collectible muscle cars like this do not come up for sale much anymore these days. Especially one as rare, original and complete as this 1969 Hurst Olds. You have options with this car: Keep it as is and enjoy driving and showing it for as long as you plan to own it... or enjoy it as is until you're ready to restore it later on down the road. Personally, other than addressing the few small issues mentioned, I'd leave it alone and enjoy it as is. But that's just me...you decide for yourself.
As stated above I am a private seller, and the car's title is clear and in my name and in hand.
If you are seriously interested in the car, I highly encourage you to come and inspect it. If you can't come and inspect the car for yourself, you are welcome to send someone that you trust to inspect the car for you. I prefer talking on the phone to texting or emailing...so if you have a lot of questions or want to converse at length about the car, please give me a call at 608-790-5196