G-Body Shuffle: 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds

Glory days, well they’ll pass you by…Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye…Glory days, glory days.  Find this 1984 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds for sale near Miami, FL $9500 via craigslist.

While Bruce Springsteen was reminiscing about the old days with his seventh studio album, Oldsmobile stepped up to the plate and actually did something about it!  The RWD G-body platform available in 1983-84 allowed Oldsmobile to reach back and recreate a legend.  1968 was the first year for the Hurst/Olds collaboration between Oldsmobile & Hurst Performance but 1984 would be the last official year for the H/O factory produced model.  If you were pining for another H/O, in 1988 you could technically buy a new Cutlass Supreme Classic, an Aero Kit from Hurst, mash the 2 together and register the car with a Hurst issued VIN to have yourself one last kick at the can.

All ’83-’84 models were factory equipped with a modified 307 CID V8, 3.73 rear axle gears, and Hurst’s infamous Lightening Rod floor mounted shifter.  The rumble of duel exhaust left no doubt that this was not your garden variety Cutlass out on a milk run.  84′ saw the addition of a stronger 8.5″ rear axle.  180 HP wasn’t going to give you the same neck-snapping performance of the late ’60s, but the paint scheme and decals gave you that cool retro feel.

The seller claims 56K original miles and “one owner” status, but lately that phrase seems to get thrown around like litter at an outdoor rock festival.  The pictures look nice for the 32 years it has existed, but with only a 5 digit odometer there had better be some documentation to back up the lofty claim.  These cars were bought to be driven, and driven hard they were.

Personally, I prefer the reversed paint scheme on this 84 model.  The mostly black scheme in ’83 was too close to Buick’s sporty offerings of the same year.  While the Buick’s are coveted more, a nice clean final production year Hurst/Olds like this example would find space in my garage any day!  Git yerself a red bandanna, crank up the tape deck, and start hollering…Born in the USA!!!

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When not receiving complaints of “distracted by cars…again” from his wife, Glenn can be found in the kitchen whipping up exotic cuisine and nourishing nosh.