T-tops 1 Of 2,535: 1975 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds 455

Oldsmobile holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce T-Tops on a car in the United States. Many thanks to Larry D. for sending us this tip on a 1975 Oldsmobile Hurst Olds located in Columbus, Ohio. The car is listed for sale here on eBay with a Buy It Now Price of $15,900. The dealer that is selling the car also has a Make Offer option, if you do not want to pay his or her price. There are 4 days remaining in the listing.

The 1975 Hurst/Olds came in two exterior colors – white and black. This car is a black W-30 Hurst/Olds with a white interior. The W-30 designation stands for the engine that was equipped with from the factory. The interior looks clean and original. The His and Hers Hurst Dual Gate shifter is prominently installed in the center console. The Cutlass has tilt steering, power locks and air conditioning but not power windows.

As mentioned, this is a W-30 car which means that it left the factory with the Oldsmobile 455 cubic inch V8 engine. It had a factory horsepower rating of 190 horsepower. I bet it took some effort to restrict this huge engine down to so few horsepower. The other engine package available was the W-25 which came with the Oldsmobile 350 cubic inch V8 engine. Both engines were available with the TH400 automatic transmission.

Hurst really made this cars look great. The gold rally wheels were unique to Oldsmobile and add a little flash to the car. The vented hood is one of my favorite characteristics of this car. I guess I should admit that 1975 is my favorite year of the Cutlass production run. While this car is nice and rare, it has some paint problems. Also, there is rust on the undercarriage and the floorboards have been patched. The seller states that it will need new quarter panels but the engine runs well.

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Comments

  1. JonRippen

    Looks like a fast boat 🚣‍♀️ 👍

    Luv big old American muscle 😉

    Like 3
  2. Mike Stephens Staff

    Always loved the 1975 Hurst Cutlass with T-Tops. As far as the underside, I think the seller is correct in saying “it’s not horrible but it will need some attention”. I’d sure try to get it for less if I was a potential buyer.

    Like 5
  3. Mike H

    To much money and to much rust. One or both is a problem for me.

    Like 5
    • billybob

      too much.

      Like 3
      • ROBERT STEVENS

        According to Hagerty’s, it’s priced about right as it sits

  4. George Member

    Corvette was the first production car with T-Tops in 1968

    The patent for them was owned by Gordon Buerhig, designer of the Cord 812, who used them on the 1948 Tasco project

    Like 6
  5. Don Eladio

    190 horsepower…boy, I hope the buyer knows how to handle that kind of power. In the wrong hands, this could be a real widowmaker.

    Like 5
  6. John Oliveri

    Power doors but no power windows, nah

    Like 2
    • ROBERT STEVENS

      Yeah….makes no sense to have ordered it like that.

    • George Member

      It would be interesting to know what percentage of those cars was ordered powered windows. My father had Oldsmobiles throughout the 70s and I don’t think a single one of his Cutlasses ever had power windows

      Like 1
  7. george mattar

    Next to my 1976 Cutlass Salon with Hurst Hatches, this is my favorite all time Olds. When I saw the price, I knew it had rust issues. Beautiful body lines, but GM metal is junk and always was. The real problem here is the aftermarket has totally ignored Colonnade cars sheet metal wise, so you have to fabricate everything or find rust free used parts in AZ or other dry climates. One of these in mint condition as at Mecum recently and the seller refused $37,000. They have been very slow to appreciate, but very few are left. George is correct and I read it too, T tops first came on the 68 Corvette. I have a 73 Corvette with t tops. Nothing like them on a sunny day. And unlike a convertible, with all the problems of cheap GM top frames that bend and leaky hydraulic motors, not to mention the cheap vinyl the company used rots in a few years unless garage kept. At least the seller comes clean here.

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