1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

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MPG:
city / hwy
Style:
Engine:
350cid Rocket 5.7L V8
Transmission:
Automatic
Fuel:
Gasoline
Drivetrain:
RWD
Exterior Color:
Cameo White
Interior Color:
Camel Tan
Interior Fabric:
Other
Stock:
C12

SEE EBAY AND HEMMINGS FOR FULL DESCRIPTION. WORD LIMIT PROHIBITS. 1979 Hurst Olds Cutlass Calais W-30 CONSIGNMENT SALE VIN: 3K47R9M549720 Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1979 Hurst Olds W30! In 1979, the “W30” option on a new Cutlass would cost the buyer $2,054; a seriously costly options package, considering the base price of a standard Cutlass Calais coupe was just $5,828. As such, very few buyers opted for the W30 performance package. For 1979, Oldsmobile produced over 471,000 Cutlasses. Only 2,499 of those nearly half a million Cutlasses were optioned with the W30 Hurst Olds performance pack. The ‘79 Hurst Olds was only available in two color schemes; black and gold, or the white and gold scheme this particular car wears. These bold color schemes and Hurst badging turned the relatively plain-looking base Cutlass into an easily-recognizable performance car. This particular ‘79 Hurst W30 benefits from a recent mechanical restoration, which is covered in more detail towards the end of this description. Exterior: First off, paint. We really like white on these cars. Finish is excellent throughout and the pinstripes present very well, though there are a couple places on the hood and roof where the clear coat is showing its age a bit and is peeling slightly. Wheels are in excellent shape, as are all badges, lights, and moldings. All glass is clear and free of nicks or wiper markings. Panel fitment is dead-on throughout. Chrome shines bright and is free of oxidation throughout. Unfortunately this car was caught in a hail storm years back; hail dings are light but they are noticeable upon close inspection. The most concentrated and noticeable hail damage is on the roof; please see roof photo where we’ve highlighted the damage. Interior: Camel Tan interior contrasts very well with the White/Gold exterior. With the exception of a tear on the outside of the driver's seat bolster, seats are in excellent shape throughout. Passenger seat and rear seats show no wear whatsoever. Reclining bucket seats are adjusted manually, and windows are roll-ups. The dash has a couple small cracks, but no warping or fading. All lights are functional inside and out, as are all gauges. Air conditioning has not yet been converted to R134a; R12 system kicks on and blows, but is not cold. Heat and front and rear defrost are functional. Original radio is functional as well. Hurst branded floor mats are brand new, and carpets are excellent throughout. Five-digit odometer reads 01532 and is functional; true mileage is unknown. Mechanical: The ‘79 Hurst W30 was equipped with the R-code “Rocket” 350cid V8, made famous by its use in the Olds Delta 88. In the W30, the Rocket V8 was good for a very respectable 170hp and 275ft-lb. While these numbers may not sound like much these days, in 1979, this car was a force to be reckoned with. For 1979 there was only one transmission available, a 3-speed TH350 Automatic. In April of 2016, this car underwent a significant amount of mechanical refurbishing. Integrity Automotive Machine in Chicago did a thorough service which included the following: - Bore and hone pistons (.030) - Replace piston rings - Camshaft and lifters were cleaned and blasted - Cylinder heads were tore down and cleaned, head was resurfaced, and 16 valve guides replaced - Water pump sent out and rebuilt - Carburetor rebuild (original carb) - Replace oil pump and screen - Replace valve springs and spring retainer - Replace pushrods Around the same time Integrity did the engine rebuild, the TH350 transmission was rebuilt by Worldwide Transmission in Chicago. Transmission work included replacement of the torque converter, as well as the installation of a shift kit. The car runs and drives very well. It starts first turn, tracks and brakes straight, and pulls hard through the gears. There are absolutely no tendencies or noises of concern. Automatic transmission shifts smoothly and on time. Idle is low


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Evolve Motors

4030 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 267-2684

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Evolve Motors

4030 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 267-2684