Steve Wilcox's 1983 Hurst/Olds


This is my 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 15th Anniversary Hurst/Olds. I am the second owner and purchased it from the original owner approximately 2 years ago. The car is #801 out of 3001 and was originally made on 11 January 1983. It was sold through Al Leblanc Olds - Cadillac, Inc. in Adrian, Mi on June 22, 1983, with 328.0 miles on it. Currently (as of Mar 1999) it has just over 55k miles on it. The car is 100% stock with the exception of a K&N air filter and the paint is still original and in tact. It was a daily driver for about 5 years and since then it has been kept in storage. The car has absolutely no rust and runs and has never been in an accident of any kind.


The car's MSRP in 1983 was $9,848.00, and the options added up to $4,004.60. To me this seems a little expensive for an 83, but according to the window sticker the car cost $14,266.60. The W-40 handling package cost $1,996.60 and consisted of: The Special Paint Scheme, Black Argent Grille, Deck-Lid Spoiler, Blackened Out Bumper Rubber Strips, Head Lamp Doors, a Hurst/Olds Front License Plate, a 5.0 Ltr 307ci High Output (9 engine code) engine (LV2), Quartz Clock (U35), Firm Ride and Handling Package (F41), Chrome Wheels(N83), and the upgraded tires P215/65R15 Good Year Eagle GT. As far as other options; the car is fully loaded with the exception of T-Tops or the Sunroof.


The interior is quite beautiful. It is called Sandrift, which is actually a grey/tan color. Considering it's light color, the interior has remained remarkably clean and stain free. There are no rips, tears, holes, etc. The dashboard is a purplish color and is equally as beautiful. The car has the original clock and stereo system, all of which are still in excellent working condition.

The engine in this car is deemed a High Output engine, however that leaves a little to be desired. Compared to Hurst/Olds and 442s of earlier years, it is extremely slow. The 307ci engine produces 180hp and 245 lbs torque @ 3200. The transmission is a 200-4R Hurst conversion with lockup torque converter and the rear is a 3:73:1 with (limited slip).


Steve's Email: Hurstolds3@aol.com

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