We're looking at a 1968 Oldsmobile FWD Fouranado Olds 442. In 1968 Hurst and Oldsmobile were in the first year of the Hurst/Olds program. One of the Oldsmobile Engineers asked the Hurst Team to assist in the build of an experimental vehicle, the FWD Olds 442., and here it is.
We’re talking with the Owner Fred Mandrick. Fred’s had this car since 2012. The previous Owner had the car for 42 years! This car was in the front, or the “featured car” in 2013 at the Muscle Car and Corvette National ( MCACN ). Fred shares he first saw the car when taking to a gentleman who was putting a Hurst / Olds History book together. There was a picture of this “barn find” Front Wheel Drive ( FWD ) car and he when and negotiated a deal for the car. He restored the car completely back to its original condition.
The '66 GTO not only broke past sales records, but it is destined to eclipse all future years sales, with 98,946 units produced in all that year. Pontiac tried in vain to market the car as "The GTO Tiger", but a twisted acronym prevailed and the GTO is stuck with the moniker "The Goat", which survives to this day. As with previous years two V8 engines are on the table; a 389 cu in (6.4 L) and the 400 cu in (6.6 L) version. The four transmissions offered are a three speed manual, four speed manual, 2 speed automatic and the 3 speed automatic. The tri-power option is discontinued half way through '66 and is replaced by the XS engine option which would give you the 744 high lift cam and also includes Ram Air. Although the combination develops about the same HP rating as Tri-power, it is not a hit with consumers. There are about 300 of the XS option in total ordered by Pontiac dealerships, but only around 35 of them were actually built by the factory.
While organizing a special Icons of Design category for the annual Eyes on Design car show in 2016, I caught wind of a special Hemi-powered Mopar hidden away in the Great White North. Apparently a private individual has quietly built up a world-class collection, the Manny Collection in Ontario, Canada, that consists mainly of unrestored Mopar muscle cars from the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Here is a real sharp custom built 1951 Ford F1 (F100) 1/2 ton pickup truck built with some custom street features such as an upgraded 350 engine, power steering & disc brakes, air conditioning, and stunning base/clearcoat Forest green paint. Here is a classic truck to be proud of!!