Met George Hurst in 1959, started with Hurst - Campbell in 1967. One
of my many projects was the creation of the first HURST / Olds prototype.
I was one of three engineers that put the car together under the direction
of Jack Watson. We built the car inside of a 45 day time frame, at
Warminster, Pa headquarters. A total of 515 1968 models were built, all
of which were assembled at Mich. facility. Later I will expand on some
I will provide more info as we go along. More info, about the middle of Nov. 1967, the car arrived at 50 west street road, Hurst Hqtrs. Each of us
had a certain responsibility of action to do. Almost all of us at Hurst
were car people one way or another. So, the car was a 1968 Olds Cutlass
post coupe, black, with black interior. bucket seats, 350 motor, auto
trans. A spl built 455 c.i. Olds motor was shipped in from Lansing, Mich. & installed.
We installed a "Dual Gate" shifter, w/ small console that we would sell.
Relocated the frt turn signals, to inside frt bumper. Added hideaway
head lights, I think GTO buckets. we used light fixture diffuser egg
crate, to match grill, sprayed flat balck. Cold air package under frt bumper. The alum wing was designed by us, and fabricated at a airport in NJ. The micro switches were used to limit the travel of the wing, up or down. A cutoff switch was loc under dash. Five Hurst wheels were installed, the car was sent to local body shop, George's friend. Gold paint was applied to deck lid, wing, on hood areas, lwr side panels. I created the engineering emblems, they were not finished being cast in time, so they were sent later. We all worked long hours to finish the car, Project # 672, "Personalized Olds".
IT was trailered off to Olds, and very well received. To this date I do not know what happened to the actual car, I spoke to a lot of people with no positive info.