We here at GM Authority have seen countless rides with a concours-level restoration and flawless presentation. This 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds W-30 is not one of those rides, but rather, looks to be a little more down-to-Earth – the sort of thing that could be a perfect candidate for a new project.
Outside, this Hurst/Olds is covered in a classic black-and-gold two-tone paint scheme, which is matched with gold pinstripes, plus 14-inch gold wheels wrapped in Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires. Exhaust pipes are located behind the rear wheels.
As the listing points out, there are a number of imperfections here, including a chip in the windshield and a missing passenger-side wiper arm. The power antenna also doesn’t work, and there is some pretty extensive paint damage on the roof and a few other body panels.
The interior of this Hurst/Olds is a sea of beige, with Camel Tan Lockland velour matched with more tan on the dash, steering wheel, and doors. An Alpine cassette stereo and cold air conditioning keep it comfy. There’s also a Hurst dual-gate shifter. Like the exterior, the interior is also a bit rough, with visible wear and an inoperable tachometer.
Providing motivation is the 350 cubic-inch V8 L34 engine, which was recently serviced with a new battery, new belts, and replacement alternator. There’s also a new, relatively noisy smog pump as well. The ‘eight connects to the TH-350 three-speed automatic transmission and a 7.5-inch, 10-bolt rear axle. Power-assisted disc brakes and rear drums slow it down.
This 1979 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds has 73,000 miles indicated, and three owners throughout its life. The sale includes the manufacturer’s literature, window sticker, and service records.
Now, this Oldsmobile is up on the virtual auction block on Bring a Trailer at no reserve. The auction is currently open for bidding, and is scheduled to end Monday, July 13th.
Source: Bring A Trailer