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Cars > Challenges > “Hurst Olds” Vs “bluebird”


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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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Livermore, California
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1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Hurst/Olds

“Hurst Olds”

1973 Pontiac Firebird


Photo of: 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
Photo of: 1973 Pontiac Firebird

No longer owned


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About “Hurst Olds”

Found this car in an ad that listed it as a 83 Cutlass, black & silver. Called them and asked questions and realized it was a Hurst Edition. Got cash and took my trailer 110 miles and was able to get it. I had bought one of these when they were new and always regretted selling it. This one is original / unmolested in quite nice condition for its age.

About “bluebird”

Purchased around 1975 by the second owner who's done some modifications to the car, then gave the car to his son about 6-8 years ago when he retired from driving as he was in his 80's.

I'm the fourth owner and have been removing some of the worn half-baked mods that the previous owners had installed and slowly returning it to stock.



The sound of this 5.7L 350 Poncho V8 is just incredible. New cars just can't touch the sound of these venerable Pontiacs.


Specs for “Hurst Olds”

307 V8 performance package (similar to that of the Monte Carlo SS). Auto trans with performance shift.

Specs for “bluebird”

1973 Pontiac Firebird Production
Base Firebird 14,096 produced factory price about $2,900

Base V8 350, "M" Code - 150 hp

The major changes for the 1973 Pontiac Firebird consisted of a new "egg crate" grille insert and a revised Endura bumper that had been modified to meet new U.S. government crash standards as well as the introduction on the Trans Am of the bird decal that covered the whole hood. Stylist John Schinella, is credited for creating the legendary Indian symbol, which was nicknamed by many as the "Screaming Chicken".



Factory Options for “Hurst Olds”

Hurst/Olds package includes exterior trim with spoiler and hood bulge, front bumper extensions. Bucket seats, Lightning rod shifter, chrome rally wheels.

Factory Options for “bluebird”

Pontiac 350, TH-350 Auto Trans, PS, AC

True Dual Exhaust, no cats. CA SMOG exempt.


Mods for “Hurst Olds”

All original stock.

Mods for “bluebird”

Mostly restoring it to stock, removed aftermarket cruise control, and tach that didn't work, Replaced the center console and dash that had been hacked up adding electronics like a 1970's trip computer that no longer worked.


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Cover photo of 83 Hurst Olds album
83 Hurst Olds
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