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1983 Hurst/Olds PR Photos and Press Releases

PR materials were sent to all automotive journalists, newspapers, magazines and any other media for use in any articles contemplated.

In 1983 Oldsmobile reintroduced the Hurst/Olds. It was announced on the 15th anniversary of the first Hurst/Olds introduced in 1968.

The Hurst Lightning Rod floor shifter was introduced in the '83 H/O. A new style "Hurst/Olds" emblem was also introduced. For its 15th Anniversary  Edition, the '83 H/O came only in black with silver rocker panels - red and silver stripes separated the black and silver paint. Chrome 15" wheels fitted Goodyear GT tires, a power bulge hood and rear spoiler gave the car a purposeful look. A modified version of Oldsmobile's 307 CID V8 was installed, along with 3.73 rear gears and  dual exhausts with "high output" mufflers.

Demand for the car was very strong. Originally, 2500 units were scheduled to be produced, but Olds had to up that number to 3001 because of high demand.

Photos with an asterisk (*) are high resolution and if copied to glossy photo paper will represent like the original. Other items will reproduce exactly as were originally generated.

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Donated by Bob Gerometta

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1983 Hurst/Olds Front & Rear 3/4 views* (8x10)
1983 Hurst/Olds Front view with announcement* (8x10)
1983 Hurst/Olds Announcement Press Release (2 pages)