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Hurst Olds, one of one 1980 Style

You know that the names Hurst and Oldsmobile go together like bacon and eggs. Hurst built cars for other manufactures but it was the Hurst Oldsmobiles from the 60s and 70s that most of us remember and lust over. Unfortunately, the conversions became fewer in numbers and less and less common as the years went on.

One Hurst enthusiast wanted one last Hurst Olds. One that would be totally different from the ones that preceded it. What developed was a one of one 1980 Hurst Olds. The car you see here was shipped by the factory to Bob Saks Oldsmobile in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Mr. Saks knew the Hurst Old’s production was stopped so he sent this Oldsmobile Toronado to Cars & Concepts. At Cars and Concepts they louvered the hood, added Cadillac Eldorado rear quarter extensions, installed a custom top and treated the car to custom emblems that stated this car was the “HursToro”.

The drive train is front wheel drive Old’s 350 with automatic transmission.  The engine has special Hurst valve covers and many extras under the hood that make it one of one.

The car is one of one and has been shown at Hurst meets and Oldsmobile Club meets as well as many other car shows across the state of Michigan as well as other states. It is a show winner many times over.

The owner of the “HursToro” is Larry Fink of Lincoln, Michigan. Larry has all the paperwork to prove the facts provided here. In addition he has a letter from the Great Dr. Watson himself that the car is a true Hurst one of one.

Here is some additional documentation from the real “Doc”.



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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. THIS CAR IS AMAZING A ONE OF ONE CAR AND IT BELNGS TO MY FATHER LARYY L. FINK MY FATHER HAS OWNED THIS CAR FOR APPROX.18 YRS HE HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL PAPER WORK ON IT AND HAS BEEN IM MANY SHOWS W/ DOC. WATSON N LINDA VAUGHN IM PROUD OF MY FATHER THIS CAR IS HIS BIGGEST PRIDE N JOY = )

  2. I am sorry to say I do not think the 3rd. commet on this site is from the True Doc Watson we all know and respect.

    I have a copy of a letter Mr.Fink wrote to Doc Watson and Doc Watson’s reply….Mr. Fink was asking about the car and Doc Watson’s reply was :
    ” Larry.. Many people think a “Hurst” vehicle has to come from a production NOT TRUE!! Truly some of the most exciting “Hurst Vehicles” have been “one” of special vehicles and you have one!! Enjoy it and best wishes !!
    ‘DOC Watson’

    I have sent a copy of this letter to this site , This was also printed as stated above (reply from Doc) in the June/July Hurst Olds Club Magazine in 1995.

    It is a shame that some one with a special car a “Hurst” yet wants to share it with others to enjoy and some one has to post a commet like that !! I think it would kill all the time and money invested to keep a one of one car like that up…for the owner !!

    Rick Ochs Aka “Talladega Guru” rick2500@core.com

  3. Talladega Guru, thank you for your reply. One of the unsettling things I have learned over the years in dealing with cars and people is that there are a few angry self centered people out there that can’t understand someone else enjoying or appreciating a car they don’t like. Some folks think Fords are a piece of junk; others can’t stand a Chevy and then there are those who have problems with others’ personal creations. There maybe some cars out there that I don’t particularly like in brand or design but I know there are also a lot of people who love them and I enjoy talking with them and as a result have gained an appreciation for their cars. I wish some of our fellow car fanatics would take the time to understand all of the cars out there, what they represent and why they were ever built. There are some great stories to learn and new friends to be made. Calling this car or any similar creation a “joke” simply demonstrates a shallow perspective of the car world.

  4. ITS OK TO HATE MR FINK 4 OWNING A 1 OF 1 CAR I HATE OWNERS OF SUPERBIRDS! but the fact is its a beautiful HURST OLDSTORO !!! PLEASE NOTE THE NAME mr.fink has nothing to prove to anyone,he has talked to everyone from the man who orderd it to the pepole who made it and it is all documented paperwork and its extensive background has been researched .so feel free 2 hate and post your 1 of a kind auto pics up!

  5. I am Lary Fink’s sister-in-law, I can testify that he is very PROUD of his car & will not let “haters” take away his enthusiasm for his passion!! TAKE PRIDE FINK YOU DESERVE IT!!! Love Ya!!

  6. I have known Larry Fink for 30 years I grew up with his kids. I remember when he bought that car and all the time and money he spent on it and the pride he has for it. I say congrats on the one of a kind car boo ya to those who hate on someone elses pride and joy.. love ya Larry

  7. If your the real Doc Watson why would you hate on ur own work xxxxx people will talk xxxx because theyre jealous uncle larry you have a one of a kind awesome automobile so let them all be jealous over it as your the proud owner 😉

  8. My son in Barton City Michigan Knows Mr. Fink I have known about the car for years. He now has it for sale.A beautiful car. The hell with haters. Paul Wnuk. Olds club member for 40 years.

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