Draped in a two tone color scheme that\'s about as evocative of its era as any you\'re likely to find on the road, this 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds W-30 represents one of the last joint ventures between the automaker and the heralded aftermarket performance expert in top tier status. If late \'70s curb appeal is what you\'re after, this classic definitely moves toward the top of the must see list and its rock-solid running condition makes it a pleasure to take out on the road.
This special edition Olds makes a very strong impression, with its exterior still clad in its original and striking black and gold pairing that will stand out in any automotive crowd. The color combination is a definite head turner and is sure to bring back plenty of memories - the gold running over the broad hood and onto the roof is in top form, as are the prominent W-30 emblems on the front fenders, and a freshening up of the accompanying black draped across the sides and rear roofline will elevate this cruiser to an even higher level. Up front, the grille - with its distinctive geometric panels straddling the Olds insignia at the center - sits over a straight, clean bumper, while in back a compact tan panel punctuates the deck lid. The windows surrounding the cabin are nice and clear, with still solid rubber seals in place to keep the elements out.
The interior, with just one exception, is entirely original and retains the same sharp factory look it had upon leaving the factory some 40 years ago. Both the pair of high backed buckets up front and the bench seat in back remain very well padded, with their covers showing only the slightest of wear - the back seat appears nearly unused. The center console running between the buckets is as clean as you could hope for and houses one of the more revolutionary technological advances of the era - the signature His and Hers dual gate shifter that allows the automatic transmission to be navigated much like you would a manual. Just beyond the stock Oldsmobile steering wheel, the dash area is accented by a woodgrain insert sitting alongside an instrument cluster that\'s still in possession of its factory gauges and an aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo - the only variation from an otherwise stock configuration - is on board to provide your soundtrack while on the road. This Olds left the assembly line with air conditioning installed and it\'s still in top form, blowing strong through the in-dash vents to keep the cabin nice and comfortable.
This special edition Olds is powered by a 350 cubic inch V8 that\'s almost certainly original and sits in a thoroughly stock engine compartment. It\'s fed by a 4-barrel carb that was, along with the alternator, recently replaced in the interest of increased dependability. The engine pairs with a 3-speed automatic TH350 transmission to make for a vital drivetrain - the running condition this classic is equipped with really is impressive. Smooth power steering makes for easy maneuverability, while power brakes with discs up front provide all the stopping ability you\'ll need as it cruises on its set of stock 14 wheels wrapped with Mastercraft Avenger G/T tires. Below, the undercarriage is ready, willing and able to provide plenty more miles of future driving fun.
There were only about 2500 of these special edition Cutlasses made the year this \'79 rolled out and most of those have long since fallen by the wayside, so this 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds W-30 offers bona fide collectability to go along with its vintage curb appeal. Call today!
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