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Old 06-26-2011, 01:13 PM
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Hi I just came across a hurst rightning rod shifter, and is in good working order, it was in a 79 montycarlo, and had it given to me, I looked them up on ebay, and holy cow, is that what they are really worth? Or is the 1000.00 price just a hope and a wish for the sellers. thanks for any feed back you all can give.

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Hi I just came across a hurst rightning rod shifter, and is in good working order, it was in a 79 montycarlo, and had it given to me, I looked them up on ebay, and holy cow, is that what they are really worth? Or is the 1000.00 price just a hope and a wish for the sellers. thanks for any feed back you all can give.
Was just reading a thread about the value on these at another forum. It was mentioned that a NOS Lightning Rod Shifter fetched $1500. My guess is that they're worth a lot because they're rare and Hurst does not rebuild them or sell replacement parts for them. I think the idea is novel and would love to try one out, but I can't imagine they'd be worth much to anyone not restoring a Hurst/Olds.

They were only available in 1983/84 and I think only ~6000 were produced.
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Also, I think this might be more appropriately placed in the Transmission section if we could get this moved please mods.
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Yet again, ebay ASKING prices are meaningless. You can go to Advanced Search and look at completed auctions to see if any sold and at what price.
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i love these----naturally they don't sell them anymore. Along with the dazzler 5 spoke wheels.
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I've got a 69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the Floor...!

Thats just what I thought of when I read this.
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First you have to find out if its an actual H/O part, or the universal fit version that Hurst sold for a few years around the same time(83-84). Although I think some parts interchange, they are not identical. Is yours for a 3 speed auto or 4?

I think the NOS seller is aiming high, but all it takes is one schmo with an endless checkbook and an H/O, and that shifter will sell.

You can check out the H/O Club, Olds Club of America, Outright Oldsmobile, Oldspower, etc. to determine a fair price. I dont think you'll have a hard time selling it, and get at least a few hundred dollars. If its really nice, dont part it. Most guys just want to get repalcements for their broken ones( its cheaper)
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