Conceived by Hurst’s Jack “Doc” Watson as personal transportation for George Hurst, Oldsmobile turned his one-off Concept - 455 HURST-OLDS – LANSING’S EXECUTIVE EXPRESS - into a Supercar legend. Hemmings Muscle Machines’ Barry Kluczyk writes about the restoration of a rare 455 HURST-OLDS. With about 30 Oldsmobile A-bodies that have passed in and out of his garage, including several that he’s campaigned in Pure Stock drag racing, James Kryta has a feel for how a big-block Olds feels out of the h...Read More
455 HURST-OLDS: LANSING’S EXECUTIVE EXPRESS!
Conceived by Hurst’s Jack “Doc” Watson as personal transportation for George Hurst, Olds turned his one-off Concept into a Supercar legend. Some of the brightest engineering minds in the industry created the only GM midsize car powered by a rules-bending 455-inch engine. In 1968, GM policy still limited the displacement of engines in midsize models to 400 cubic inches. However, corporate policymakers turned a blind eye to Oldsmobile’s rogue 455-inch Cutlass: 455 HURST-OLDS: LANSING’S EXECUTIVE E...Read More