Muscle cars are a huge part of our lives here at MC&T. Whether it’s the old-school classics or the latest and greatest of the bunch, we just can’t get enough of these American icons. We know that this is a passion shared with our readers, and we are always looking for ways to keep the love for these V8-powered machines alive. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the team over at Dream Giveaways to help give our readers a chance to take home a truly special car. This 1969 Hurst/Olds 442 in particular is the first example to roll off of the Oldsmobile production line, and it could be yours.
The Dream Giveaway Garage has teamed up with their partners at Fusick Automotive Products to give muscle car fans a chance to take home this piece of American automotive history. The winner will not only receive this 1969 Hurst/Olds 442, but they’ll also get $25,000 of cash to appease Uncle Sam’s tax requirements. There’s even an alternate cash prize of $50,000 on offer should that be more your speed.
Enter using Promo Code MC2021D and when you make a donation of $25 or more you will receive double bonus tickets. Get your entries now as time is running out. The deadline to enter is April 27, 2021. You HAVE TO enter with the promo code to be eligible for the bonus tickets.
The proceeds of this raffle will go to New Beginning Children’s Homes, whose noble mission is to provide a safe and therapeutic living environment for abused, neglected, and displaced children ages 5 to 17.
1969 Hurst/Olds 442
The Hurst/Olds 442 is the ultimate expression of the Oldsmobile 442, one of the most under-appreciated muscle cars on the market. The original 442 nomenclature was meant to represent that car’s four-barrel carb, four-speed manual, and dual exhaust setup. That changed in 1965 however, when Oldsmobile began offering the car with a 400-cubic inch engine and an automatic gearbox. The name then started to represent the car’s 400+ cubic-inch engines, four-barrel carb, and dual exhausts. A slight change, but one that makes a ton of difference out on the drag-strip.
This 1969 model is powered by the larger big-block Oldsmobile Rocket V8, which measures in at 455 cubic-inches. The engine is good for 380 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, which is respectable even in this age of performance. Backing up the engine is the famous Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed, complete with Hurst’s “His and Hers” dual-gate shifter. The powertrain combo allows the muscle car to do 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, and a 1/4 time of just 14.03 sec at 101 mph. This 1969 Hurst/Olds 442 has undergone a complete frame-off restoration, and is backed by extensive records provided by the Hurst/Olds Registry.
The Cameo White and Firefrost Gold 442 is also jam-packed with factory options, which drove its sticker price up to $5,322.12 in 1969. That’s over $38,000 in today’s money. The options list breaks down as follows:
Automatic transmission ($227.04)
Power steering ($100.05)
Power brakes ($64.25)
Sport steering wheel ($15.80)
Power trunk lid ($14.74)
Mirror and lamp package ($14.22)
Door moldings ($5.27)
AM/FM radio ($133.76)
Rear radio speaker ($16.85)
Tinted windshield and windows ($38.97)
Air conditioning ($375.99)
Engine cooler upgrade ($21.86)
Deluxe seat belts ($12.11)
Auxiliary front floor mats ($7.37)
Rocket Rally Pac ($34.26)
Power side windows ($105.32)
3.23-ratio Posi-Traction ($42.13)
As noted above, enter the Hurst/Olds Dream Giveaway using Promo Code MC2021D, and you’ll receive double bonus tickets with every donation of $25 or more. Spend the $25 for 20 tickets, and you’ll receive 20 bonus tickets. If you spend $100 on 100 tickets, you get a bonus 100 tickets for free. For $5,000 you will receive 7,200 tickets, as well as an additional 7,200 bonus tickets. That’s a screaming deal for 14,400 chances to win the ultimate Oldsmobile muscle car.