"1974 Oldsmobile 442 Indy Pace Car
Olds returned to the Brickyard again in 1974, for the third time in five years. And for the second time in three years as a Hurst/Olds. For the first time, a 350 V8 could be ordered, and was mandatory for California-bound cars. The 455 was still available, but emissions and fuel economy concerns were taking their toll. White and black were again the two color choices, and a roof band split the vinyl top in two at the B pillar to simulate the targa top on the actual pace car. Production was up some, with 1851 produced: 1800 coupes (46 were used at the track), 42 Delta 88's, 1 Cutlass 4-door, 2 Official Pace Cars, 6 Custom Cruisers for Press, Track Photographer, Medical Director and Day Care. The Delta 88 convertible track cars were all basically stock cars with white paint and H/O trim, but they are a striking vehicle and quite rare today. In addition, Speedway owner Tony Hulman requested a specially modified Cutlass Salon 4-door sedan for his own personal use, and it was built by Oldsmobile, but appeared at the track with H/O graphics applied. 1974 was indeed an unusual year for H/O watchers.
Once again, Classic Auto Mall is proud to represent a piece of Oldsmobile and racing history. Offered for sale is an all original 39,890 mile Oldsmobile 442 Indy Pace Car. Powered by the optional Rocket W-30 code 455 cu in engine that produces 230hp through a 3 speed Hurst dual-gate transmission. The 455 cu in engine was in only 380 of the 1,800 built. Available in either black or as this example, white, the Hurst Olds sports the optional swiveling black vinyl bucket seats. A special vinyl top also denoted this specialness of this model giving the appearance of a ""targa"" style roof.
Equipped with power front disc brakes and rally wheels, raised white letter tires and independent suspension the Pace Car is ready to handle as well as accelerate at the top levels of performance for its time.
Sold new at Doucas Oldsmobile in Greenfield, Wisconsin on June 28, 1974. Comes with the original window sticker, warranty card, pre-purchase inspection and other factory paperwork. An odometer statement from 1991 shows just 39,767 miles.
The Hurst Olds represents a great opportunity to own an original unrestored Pace Car and as we all know, ""they're only original once.""
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 100 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia. This one of a kind building is climate controlled and security monitored and is the ultimate destination for classic and specialty car lovers. The building is located right on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with terrific frontage and exposure. Additionally, this one of a kind building houses one of the finest barn findcollections in the world with over 400 vehicles on display. The facility and grounds have plenty of room for indoor and outdoor automotive related events, car shows, car club meets, ride and drives and more.
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This wonderful facility started life as a clothing outlet mall in 1985 and then evolved into a furniture outlet mall until it closed its doors in 2011. There is a 188 room Holiday Inn with a walk-thru entrance attached to the facility that has a full-service restaurant, lounge, meeting facilities and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel just underwent a $3,000,000 renovation.
With an abundance of car collectors, car clubs and racetracks located within a short distance, this fantastic facility is ideally situated.
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