1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass INDY 500 PACE CAR
1972 HURST/OLDS INDY 500 PACE CAR, OFFICIAL, NUMBERS MATCHING, DOCUMENTED!!
One of the rarest Indy 500 Pace Cars ever built and the only one that was not sponsored directly by the Car Manufacturer.
Only 629 Hurst/Olds Pace cars were built with just 279 Hardtop cars.
Presented is an all numbers matching pace car that is complete with two thick binders detailing the continuous restoration and upkeep.
It has underwent a complete mechanical rebuild 5,000 miles ago and the engine was done to W-30 Specs with 10:1 Compression and an Aluminum Manifold.
Features include Power Steering, Power Brakes and an Automatic Transmission. Air Conditioning is installed, but not currently functioning.
This is an opportunity on a very unique and rare Indy Pace Car that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
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ABOUT THE HURST/OLDS PACE CAR:
The 1972 Hurst/Olds was actually developed by Hurst Performance, and not Oldsmobile. Due to a tragic accident involving the 1971 Indy Pace car, a Dodge Challenger, the major auto manufacturers were reluctant to provide the pace car for the 1972 Indy race.
Hurst Performance stepped up and volunteered to sponsor the 1972 Pace car. Oldsmobile provided the Cutlass Supreme coupe and convertible. It was the only time an Indy Pace car was sponsored by a manufacturer other than an automobile manufacturer, and first time to include a major supplier's name in the title.
The 1972 edition of the Hurst/Olds had some of the lowest production numbers of any produced with a total of 629 made; 130 Convertibles, 220 hardtop with sunroof, 6 Station Wagons for Press and Ambulance use, and 279 hardtop cars.
The only color available was Cameo White with reflective 3M gold stripes that were stickers, not paint. All of the cars had the W-25 Ram Air Hood and gold SS III Rally Wheels with a chrome bolt-on center cap and chrome beauty ring. The tires were Goodyear Polysteel Radials. The standard Hurst/Olds engine was a 455 cubic-inch Rocket V8 rated at 270 net horsepower. Optional at extra cost was the W-30 option with the L77 455, a blueprinted engine rated at 300 net horsepower.
Both engines were mated to a Turbo Hydra-matic 400 transmission with console-mounted Hurst Dual-Gate shifter. All of the 1972 Hurst/Olds had the black Strato bucket interior with a center console. Special Hurst/Olds Pace Car badging adjourned the glove box door and all 1972 Hurst/Olds' were identified with a W-45 Code on the cowl tag.
- Engine Size
- 455 V8
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