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Old 02-22-2015, 02:02 AM   #7096  
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1969 HURST OLDS PROTOTYPE




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- Styling prototype for the 1969 Hurst Olds
- First 1969 Hurst Olds
- Featured at 1969 New York Auto Show to introduce the Hurst Olds
- Originally painted Gold Base Pearl White by Chuck Miller for George Hurst
- Car spent most of its life in Detroit with the exception of shows, exhibits, and other functions to promote Hurst Performance Products
- Documented ownership history
- Physical evidence left from the prototype versions still left on the car

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1968 MERCURY COUGAR GTE




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Tires are incorrect. The GTE came standard with WSW Radial tires - the first Muscle Car to have them as standard equipment. I think (not sure) that the first RWL Radial tires were the B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A cira 1976.


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Did you know . . .

Besides the Hurst/Olds, another brand new Muscle Car debuted at the 1969 (April) New York Auto Show . . .





At the 1969 NY Auto Show Photo:




The above car is a prototype - look at the front wheel. It is not all blue like the production cars are. The "Mag Rib Faces" are polished metal instead of painted.

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Old 02-24-2015, 07:25 PM   #7100  
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Besides the Hurst/Olds, another brand new Muscle Car debuted at the 1969 (April) New York Auto Show . . .





At the 1969 NY Auto Show Photo:




The above car is a prototype - look at the front wheel. It is not all blue like the production cars are. The "Mag Rib Faces" are polished metal instead of painted.
The SCrambler with its 390 CID engine was guaranteed to run in the 14s quarter mile out of the dealership and would run in the 12s with dealer available performance parts. Back in the day the Ford, Goat and Chevy guys would battle it out and the AMC guys would come and take home the money street racing. Some bad ass cars.
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The SCrambler with its 390 CID engine was guaranteed to run in the 14s quarter mile out of the dealership and would run in the 12s with dealer available performance parts. Back in the day the Ford, Goat and Chevy guys would battle it out and the AMC guys would come and take home the money street racing. Some bad ass cars.
Very true!

AMC dealers had the Group 19 option list from which you order all kinds of upgrades including a 2X4 Cross Ram setup. The SC/Rambler was fast because it was light in weight: 3159 lbs. By comparison, a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 weighs about 3400 lbs.

Group 19 Performance Catalog:

http://www.planethoustonamx.com/main/group-19.htm
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George Hurst is the man on the right
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I too LOVE the S/C Ramblers...here are a few pics of mine






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I too LOVE the S/C Ramblers...here are a few pics of mine






VERY NICE!

I once had the opportunity to ride in one back in 1969. Was very surprised how quick it was. Car was bone stock. It was the best of what a Muscle Car was back in 1969. It was fast, it was loud and all the embellishments like the wild hood scoop, colored wheels and two-tone paint job made it a conversation piece where ever it went. ANYONE who had a muscle car in 1969 wanted to race it.
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Did you know . . .

The 1969 Z/28 used an 8000 RPM (max) Tach when ordered, while the SS 396 L78, L89 and 427 COPO used a 7000 RPM (max) Tach






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Did you know . . .

James Garner (yes - the actor) did a deal with AMC and acquired 10 SC/Ramblers which were set up to run the 1969 Baja 500





AIR = American International Racers

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The race ended back in Ensenada the following day. June 12th. It had been a tough competition. Of the 134 assorted vehicles (cars, motorcycles, sand buggies, etc.) that set out on June 11, only 73 made it across the finish line within the required 30 hours. Among the finishers were seven of Garner's 10 Ramblers.
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Very true!

AMC dealers had the Group 19 option list from which you order all kinds of upgrades including a 2X4 Cross Ram setup. The SC/Rambler was fast because it was light in weight: 3159 lbs. By comparison, a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 weighs about 3400 lbs.

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1965 GTO with Drivers Siide Mirror Delete




An obscure option (Mirror Delete) that a few used when ordering their GTO back in 1965 for the purpose of Drag Racing. From what I gather, it wasn't mandatory until 1966 when Reverse Lights became standard on all cars.
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