1-of-906: 1969 Hurst/Olds 442

This 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 was restored 25 years ago but it looks like it is a fresh restoration when you look at the pictures here on eBay for the auction. The seller is proud of this car and he/she should be. With bids approaching $65,000, the reserve has not been met and there are still five days remaining in the auction. The listing does have a Buy It Now Price of $68,500 which is just a little bit north of the current bid. The car looks to be part of a collection and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Based on Oldsmobile’s historical company records, only 205 of the 906 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 cars were equipped with air conditioning in 1969. This car is one of them. The car is painted in Cameo White with Firefrost Gold accents. The functional “MailBox” hood scoops give this car away at any distance. The black interior looks nice with bucket seats, Hurst Dual Gate Shifter and rear seats that appear to never have been sat in. The carpet, dash and door panels look good also. Much of the interior is original and has not been refinished or restored.

The engine compartment looks very clean and sell maintained. The 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 was equipped with a 455 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 380 horsepower and a ground pounding 500 lb ft of torque. The engine was rebuilt with “E” heads but the seller does have an extra set of “D” heads that he will sell for an extra $6,000. Hurst/Olds cars came with a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and a highway friendly 3:23 rear gear ratio.

This car is one of five 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 cars that the seller owns. He is selling to finish the restoration of two other cars he is working on currently. I will let you Hurst/Olds enthusiasts tell me if this is a good price but it seems reasonable compared to other 1969 muscle cars on the market right now.

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Comments

  1. 86_Vette_Convertible

    Good looking 442. I suspect the car will go for the asking price before it’s all said and done.

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  2. Steve R

    I’ve never heard nor seen anyone refer to these as Hurst Olds 442, it’s always been Hurst Olds.

    Steve R

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    • Mike

      Agreed, I believe they began life as a holiday coupe before they were made into Hurst Olds. So they were never a 442.

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      • Joe Padavano

        Every single 1969 H/O has a 344879Mxxxxxx VIN. They are all 442s according to the VIN.

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      • Mike

        Thanks Joe, I learn something new everyday.

        So, the convertible also had a 442 VIN?

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      • Joe Padavano

        The convertibles were hand-built, so there’s no telling what they started out as, but likely they were also originally 442s due to the interiors, FE2 suspension, etc.

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  3. Vance

    I had a 1969 Cutlass S, bucket seats with no console, silver with black interior, 350 2bbl, 45kmiles 500.00 dollars. One of the best cars i have ever owned, never left me stranded, ran well,and looked decent. 1979 was a long time ago, I loved that car.

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  4. Troy s

    It’d be nice to own one of these let alone five, wow…just wow. Check out that scoop, the rear spoiler, the sporty interior is like a dream,,and that paint job, there isn’t a humble line on this car anywhere. Big exhaust tips!
    The closest I’ve ever come to owning one of these was a Christmass ornament, still have it somewhere.
    They all started building so real hairy rides in ’69, both under the hood and maybe more so, in appearance.

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  5. Doc

    Back when HO meant something .

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  6. JoeBob396

    I wish I had a spare $68.5k sitting around.

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  7. Rebel Patriot

    Paid $2300 for one of these in 1973. Loved the car. Ended up blowing the engine and putting a 425 out of an older Oldsmobile passenger car in it. Finally a lady pulled out in front of me and totaled it. Sad story I know. If we only knew then what we know now.

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  8. Tooyoung4heyday Member

    I had the chance to own one of these 4 years ago. A friend of mine had one possibly nicer than this and offered it to me for a price less than this. Unfortunately for me I had just purchased a brand new truck 2 months earlier. It would’ve been a nice piece sitting next to my Hurst Rambler. The torque in that car was impressive, little beefier than stock but nothing crazy and 3.91 gear. Sounded great, looked great, went to Minnesota. Sold it with Polyglas replicas on it but man it looked tough with the 295 BF TA radials on it. Always loved the look of them.

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  9. Tooyoung4heyday Member

    Sorry, not sure why pic is upside-down.

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  10. Big Bear

    The 455 was no joke in the 442. I had a 1970 with a 4 speed and 3:90 12 bolt rear. 500 ft pounds of torque pulled the front end up with slicks I had on. I bented the right rear end rail. Got it fixed. Never did that again. The one vehicle I wished I kept. 🐻

  11. DayDreamBeliever Member

    Here Ya go, Ty4hd

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