The 1968 442 finally became its own model from 1968 through 1971.
Engine displacement stayed at 400ci, but was based on the new 455 cranktrain and the bore decreased. Torque now came on earlier mostly due to a milder base cam grid.
The '68 442s had unique rear bumpers with exhaust cutouts and special exhaust tips, and it was the first year Olds first partnered with Hurst Performance to create the Hurst/Olds rather than just adding Hurst shifters as with earlier models.
These Hurst/Olds cars began with a limited regular production run of 515 and were painted Peruvian Silver with liberal black striping and white pinstripes, exterior and interior H/O badging, and a real walnut wood dash insert.
Mechanically, they had two drivetrain combos. A red 455 ci were backed by modified W-30 Turbo 400 transmissions. A/C cars got a W-46 engine while non A/C cars got a W-45 engine, both rated at 390 hp.
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- 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio
- 3-Speed Turbo Hydra-Matic
- Heavy-Duty 3-Speed
- 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio
400ci/325hp Turbo Hydra-Matic
15.13 sec @ 92 mph
13.3 sec @ 103.6 mph
13.9 sec @ 103 mph
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