'79 Hurst Olds Still Available


Just a note: the baddest car ever to roll out of 1979 is still available. The owner, Sebastian, has to go back to Germany a couple of weeks and needs to sell the car. We’ve seen it in person and driven it, alas, it’s been decided the Mad_Science driveway and project schedule is too full for the time being. But we know this would make a sweet cruiser for someone.
The Hurst Dual-gate shifter operates with a heavy metal precision usually reserved for large-caliber artillery. The black paint, while far from perfect, still carries an aura that’s a combination of sinister and classy–mob boss, maybe. It would respond well to a good rubbing-compound. There’s no rust, anywhere. The combination of 1979 + GM + interior might induce wretching in some, but this one’s in incredible shape. The seats are comfy like grandpa’s couch, but far more stylish and far less stinky. The carpets are in “pretty good” shape, and the door panels and dash are just fine. Simply put, the T-Tops are bitchin’. They’re smoked glass, and they swap-out in about 30 seconds. The car looks great with them in or out.
1979 Hurst Olds Cutlass Calais
So really, what kind of shape is it in? It’s perfectly driveable as is. Plan on a few weekend projects to get it from the B- it’s at right now, to a solid A driver. After that, if you want to get more ambitious, there’s no shortage of ways to wring more out of the Olds 403 under the hood and tweak the ubiquitous GM chassis to your liking. As is, this car is built to cruise. To properly drive it, you have to adopt the right posture: arm on the window, one hand on the wheel and just sink on down into the front bucket.
More pictures here.
Sebastian put up a new Craigslist ad here, and even stopped by the last post to leave a comment with more info.

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31 responses to “'79 Hurst Olds Still Available”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    I'm more partial to the later G-bodies (I'd quite enjoy an '84 442 with the right modifications), but I'd still like to crank the Styx and cruise in that.

  2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    That's a clean cruiser. If only I could…

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Yes, you can!

      1. Sebastian Avatar

        Give it a try! I really would like to sell the car to someone who could appreciate the car. But for some reason I cant find anybody. I have only a week left so my last option if no one buys it to donate it or give it to a junkyard. And that'll break my heart!! I am open to work on the price as well. So think about it and give me a call. I can come by whenever its good for you!

  3. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Sebastian is a native German, comes to America, and gets one of the most stereotypically American and least German-like cars possible???
    I like that!

    1. Blueplate Avatar

      Way awesome. Thanks to the rarity, I’d have to rate this as just-as-bitching as a Grand National.

    2. Sebastian Avatar

      I like driving A LOT! And you cant get those kind of cars over there in Good Old Germany for a reasonable price! So iwas on craigslist every day for two month till i found this jewel!

      1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

        …and you made a great choice!!!! I love it!

  4. _Tomsk_ Avatar

    I totally would, but we literally have nowhere to park it.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      This is a totally solvable problem.

      1. Sebastian Avatar

        Yeah seriously! If this is the only reason! I have no further commitments than selling the car,so I can drop by at whatever time is best for you! Dont make me put this car to a junkyard!

  5. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Funny. The Missus was a big fan of the T-Tops.

  6. CptSevere Avatar

    Oh, man if I had the cash I would be making you a sweet deal for this ride like right now. I've never had anything newer than 1974 but this would break my rule right now. Shit. Put it on consignment at a decent used car lot that understands the soul of good cars like this. Don't even think of donating it or junking it. If you do, you'll regret it forever. Shit, man, at the very least drive it here to Tombstone and we'll sell it for you at our magic sales lot. Won't charge you a thing. Everything sells there, especially classics like this.

    1. Sebastian Avatar

      Wow! Thats a compliment! And come on 79 is not that far away from 74 😉 – Sure u dont wanna buy it?!
      If it comes hard to hard I have to leave the car somewhere. I am not from America so I just have no idea where to leave the car other than a junkyard or similar. I cant leave it on the street. I am the registered owner.
      Where is Tombstone?

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        Southern Arizona. Just off of I 10. Not far from Tucson. Seriously, you can put that beauty on consignment at a reputable dealer. Or, I'm not kidding, leave it here and we'll sell it for you. Put in on our lot. Don't freakin' junk or donate it. Hell, we appreciate steel like your Olds, and it will sell here to a good buyer. I'm not kidding. Your car is too good to just sacrifice.

        1. Sebastian Avatar

          Thank u so much! I defenitely take it into consideration! I just need to find somebody to go on this trip with me to take me back home!
          Would u like so mail me an adress and a phone number so we could make an appointment?
          Thanks a lot!

          1. CptSevere Avatar

            Contact Dearthair, he's got to be able to get to my email address, the site has it. Or, go to the Hooniverse Facebook page and yell for me there. I'm serious, the car would be safe here and probably my credit union could work out an escrow arrangement for money transfer. DON'T JUNK IT.

  7. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    On a side note…. is that a now-defunct Eastern Airlines building behind the car?

    1. Sebastian Avatar

      I dont know – its in Downtown Los Angeles. I think its more like a hotel or Appartement Building but it might be anything else.

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  14. Mike Avatar

    I want to buy the car. Someone give me a call or email…..