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1/25 Revell ’83 Oldsmobile Hurst

The relationship between Hurst Performance Products and Oldsmobile® goes back to 1968, when the first Hurst Oldsmobile® Cutlass™ was introduced. The fifth, and last, generation was offered in 1983 and 84. It was built on the rear-wheel drive G-Body of the Cutlass. In 1983, only 3,001 cars were produced and were available only in black with silver rocker panels. In ’84, the colors were reversed, but otherwise the cars were identical.

  • Highly detailed pieces molded in white, transparent red and clear
  • Chrome plated parts and soft black tires
  • Detailed 307 c.i. V-8 engine
  • Front and rear spoilers
  • Pre-painted redline wheels
  • Waterslide decals
  • Illustrated instructions
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Length: 7-13/16″ (198.43mm)
  • Width: 3″ (76.2mm)
  • Height: 2-3/16″ (55.56mm)
  • Skill level: 4
  • Kit # 85-4317
  • Parts: 94
  • MSRP: $26.99
  • Street Price: $21.95 (approx)

2 months ago when we published the upcoming models from Revell for the Summer, we were very glad to see an interesting subject that most definitely caught our attention. I had the chance to build the model kit and here it is. This is the new 1/25 ’83 Hurst Oldsmobile from Revell. As er the kit highlights above it comprised of 94 parts and you will use them all but 1. On the chrome parts sprue you will end up with one lone tiny part and that’s the famous Buick Regal ornament hood.

Assembly of this model kit is very easy. From step 1 to 3 you’ll be putting together el motor (the engine). By step 15 you car is already decaled up. One can build this car in any color you wish. But to be a Hurst the car must be painted as seen on the pictures below. Black on top and silver on the bottom with the stripe lines marking the division of both colors. As with the story of this car, the subsequent model/year, the colors were inverted with Silver on top and Black on the bottom.


Question to our knowledgeable visitors:

Has this model kit been released in the past in some other version?

The reason for my questions is because I had a few ‘fisheye drops’ while painting on the roof area. While sanding down back to the bare plastic, I did notice on the roof the outline for what it looks to be the T-Tops.


The kit as a whole is a breeze to put together. The interior is well appointed so is the 307 V8 engine. There was some fiddling trying to match the chassis to the body but this is something to be expected and difficulty may vary from model to model.


My sincere thanks to Revell USA for the review sample.


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George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.