1 of 630: 1972 Hurst/Olds Pace Car

Oldsmobile and Hurst Performance collaborated on nine occasions to release a limited-production muscle car, dubbed the Hurst/Olds. And only on two occasions did one of them pace the field at the annual Indianapolis 500 race. The first time was… more»

Well-Maintained Driver: 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S

Even in base form, the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass was a sporty-looking car on the outside, with its sculpted quarter panels and sloped roofline in the rear, but buying a Cutlass S model took it up a notch by adding… more»

Lightning Rods! 1983 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds

At various times between 1968 and 1984, Oldsmobile would partner with Hurst Performance for some limited-edition muscle cars. The best-selling of these automobiles came in the form of the 1983 and 1984 Hurst/Olds which came with the unique Lightning… more»

Sitting 25 Years: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

Anyone who has followed my writing here over the years, likely knows I don’t have a stash of muscle cars in the garage. I like the foreign jobs and suffer plenty for this allegiance. Still, one aspect of the… more»

J-2 Triple Carburetors! 1957 Oldsmobile 88

Oldsmobile is a sorely missed marque! They were innovators and brought us the Hydramatic automatic transmission in ’40, and then the overhead valve V8 engine in 1949. They straddled both the near-luxury echelon while incorporating style and performance. Today’s… more»

Two Engines! 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Project

From 1964 to 1972, the Olds Vista Cruiser was a unique station wagon. Based on the mid-size Cutlass, it had a raised roofline behind the front seat with skylights added for the rear passengers. This unusual body style was… more»

Drives Like a Dream: 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible

Finding a classic with a fascinating backstory may not add to its potential value, but it can prove irresistible to some enthusiasts. Such is the case with this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible. The seller is its third owner,… more»

72k Original Miles: 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

Vehicle manufacturers walk a fine line when introducing a new model. Their latest offering must look good (or at least inoffensive) and possess a reliable mechanical package. They tend to adapt existing drivetrain components to achieve that second aim,… more»

All Original Muscle: 1965 Oldsmobile 4-4-2

After witnessing the quick success story Pontiac was experiencing with their new GTO, it didn’t take the design team at Oldsmobile long to figure out they needed a competitor, which resulted in the 442 with the first offering coming… more»

Lightning Rods: 1984 Hurst/Olds Project Driver

The first Hurst Olds was produced in 1968 and the last one was offered in 1984. In between, several models were offered in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. This example is a 1984 Hurst Olds that is in need… more»

The Classic Wagon: 1985 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

When it comes to station wagons, America is pretty tough to beat for crafting the ultimate version of a family hauler. The Europeans refined the concept by making wagons entertaining to drive in addition to hauling more cargo than… more»

4-Speed Project: 1971 Oldsmobile 442

The 442 or 4-4-2 was Oldsmobile’s mid-size performance car in the 1960s and 1970s. It would be popular enough to warrant becoming a series of its own from 1968 to 1971, but it would be an option on the… more»

Rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible

The 442 (also 4-4-2) was Oldsmobile’s response to the 1960s mid-size muscle car movement. The performance market peaked in 1970 when the car was offered with the W-30 455 cubic inch V8 engine that was rated at 370 hp…. more»

Package Deal: 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Drag Car

Here’s an exciting project pair. Both cars are 1955 Oldsmobiles. One is a non-running Super 88 and was a drag strip car in a former life. The other is a running, “regular” 88 that might have an interesting future… more»

Aluminum V8 Wagon: 1961 Oldsmobile F-85

The F-85 was Oldsmobile’s first compact car, launched in 1961 on the new “Y” unibody platform it shared with the Pontiac Tempest and Buick Special. It differed from its cousins in that it had a 215 cubic inch aluminum… more»

Rare Muscle Car: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SX

To help provide relief to buyers of performance cars who were paying rising insurance premiums, Oldsmobile came out with the Cutlass Supreme SX for 1970 and 1971. By not having a unique VIN that shouted “muscle car” to insurance… more»