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Old 11-10-2017, 09:30 PM   #14416
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A TEST!



Olds called it's Chrome Magnum 500s Super Stock I wheels



And it's new for 1968 Super Stock II wheels



And new for 1971, body colored Super Stock III wheels



What did Olds call the unique 15x7 wheels used on the 1969 Hurst Olds?
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #14417
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Olds called them 7" Super Stock II wheels - part of RPO: W46 Special Performance Package (Hurst Olds)



This description only appeared on the Window Sticker and not in the brochure or ad







Notice that the ad above has the incorrect tire size. They were F60x15s not G60x15s which Goodyear didn't make until the 1970 model year.

Yes . . . . . it was a trick question . . . . . get over it!
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:39 PM   #14418
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All the 1968 442s that have the W36 Rallye Stripes that I have looked at, I figure 50% are in the wrong position. And as this car has them -
approx. 25% have body colored painted Super Stock II wheels (RPO: N66) which didn't appear as an option until the 1971 models (as Super Stock III - RPO: N67). BTW - 1968 was the first year for N66.
When people point out the fact that the stripe is too far forward on many restos, I say, "The stripe is in the correct position, it's the wheelwell openings that are too far back."

It's definitely a mystery why Oldsmobile didn't simply put the 4-4-2 emblems farther back (and slightly lower) on all their '68 442 fenders.

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Old 11-10-2017, 10:21 PM   #14419
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Someone at Olds left a ton of money in customer's pockets! The 442 was an upscale muscle car. Olds sold 37,257 442s for the years 1970 - 1972. From looking at that window sticker Olds already had an RPO for the 15x7" SSII wheels with Goodyear F60x15 RWL Polyglas GT tires but it was in conjunction with the Hurst/Olds - W45 was no AC and W46 was with AC. So how come Olds didn't come up with say W44 which would be the wheels and tires. The cost was $310.69.

If 30% of all the 442s Olds sold in that time frame had this mythical W44 option, that would have been an additional $3,472,613 in revenue (about $23 million in today's dollars).
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The Hood Pins were not a factory option on the 1969 RR. You could get them as a Dealer install though.

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Different PR photo of this 4 Dr Caribe Convertible concept car - in color



This was the photo I posted a while ago.
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HIGHLIGHTS
455 CI Stage II engine
1 of 2 known Stage II cars
Originally a 4-speed car
Dual exhaust
Red with Black bench seat interior
Documented ownership history
Original window sticker
Multiple NHRA and AHRA record holder
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