1972 HURST/OLDS CONVERTIBLE. CAR #11 OF 54 INDY 500 FESTIVAL PACE CARS USED ON TRACK
MCACN CONCOURS GOLD WINNER! W-45 CODE! ONE OF THE BEST IN EXISTENCE!
This 1972 Hurst / Olds Indy 500 Festival Pace Car Convertible is without a doubt one the best ones in existence. It has been pampered and owned by one of the largest Oldsmobile Private Collectors.
Just two years after pacing the Indy 500 with the 442 Oldsmobile partnered with Hurst Performance Products to produce the 1972 Hurst/Olds Official Indy 500 Pace Car.
This was the first time in the history of the race that an aftermarket performance manufacturer had been part of the Pace Car action.
Driven by Indy veteran Jim Rathmann, the official car`s 455 V-8 produced 300 horsepower, while production version, comprising of 130 Convertibles and 499 hardtops was rated at 270 bhp.
Equipped with the Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission and 3.23:1 gears, all cars were painted Cameo White and given Black interiors with Strato Bucket Seats, Console and Hurst Dual Gate Shifter. In addition, they were fitted with unique fiberglass Ram Air hood with hold-downs and reflective Gold Pace Car graphics.
Today, fewer than 50 of the convertible pace cars are known to exist. The W45 code on its Cowl Tag and Build Date indicates that this car was one of the 54 Festival Parade Cars. Used for parade and display purposes before the race, this vehicle was driven by Committee Director Robert Kiley Jr. for track duties.
* Balanced and Blueprinted 455 cubic inch engine rated at 270hp.
* Turbo-Hydramatic 400 transmission with 3.23:1 gears.
* One of 54 used at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
* 1st Place Oldsmobile Club of America National Winner.
* 2017 Muscle Car and Corvette National Gold Concours Winner - 994 Points.
* Factory Air Conditioning.
* Rally Sport Steering Wheel with Tilt Column.
* Rally Gauge Pack including Tic-Toc-Tac.
* Indy 500 dash plaque.
* Original 1972 Hurst/Olds Press Kit.
This 1972 Hurst Olds / Indy 500 Festival Pace Car Convertible was used to measure and build the 1972 Hurst / Olds Revell Kit Model.
The car has been fully restored to its 100% Factory Specs, it retains all of its original sheet metal and interior components.
It has fewer than 500 miles since completed. The car was meticulously restored but never pulled off the frame. This is a Frame On restoration. Keeping the integrity of the car and maintaining it`s originality. What needed to be restored, was restored.
The car has remained in private collection with the same owner for 12 years.
Original mileage is 32,000
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