From FAQ:

Available in Ebony Black with gold trim or Cameo White with gold trim. This was the first ever color chioce available on an H/O. Came with a broad center hood stripe, full length body stripes, and H/O emblems in middle of rear windows. 1,097 were produced only on the Cutlass S style.

Hurst/Olds package is option code W-45. This H/O was basicly a 442 with the exception of the 1/4 panel windows which were "opera" style (kinda square-ish, and very small) with a H/O decal in them. The basic 442 hood had a fiberglass "bubble" of louvers riveted on the hood which put the louvers aprox. 1" above the rest of the hood. The area around the tail lights were "blacked out" and you got the rest of the usual H/O emblems around the car. Chrome tailpipes were cool. Of special interest was the new spring loaded hood emblem "H/O".

Available options (only "neat" ones listed here): color-keyed SSIII wheels (SSII still availble). Sunroof, wide-ratio 4-speed, swivel buckets, posi axle, color-keyed dual side sport mirrors, mini console, sports console.

Engine Specs:
Standard was the 275hp 455. The W45 option added W-30 springs and valves (L-75 engine) and a 3.08 rear. The W46 option added a hotter cam (L77 engine), was not available with A/C, and added a 3.23 rear.

TH-400. and an anti-spin rear.

Rear Axles:

Performance Data:
No data.

From HOCA website:

GM's intermediates had new sheet metal for '73, and the H/O took advantage of the new fluid lines beautifully. For the first time, two colors were offered, Cameo white and Ebony black, both with gold accents. An even more heavily-padded vinyl roof was part of the package, which made the quarter windows smaller for a striking effect. Rather large chrome exhaust tips exited under the rear bumper, and BF Goodrich's new Radial T/A tires were used. The big 455 mill was still offered, in two states of tune, depending on whether air conditioning was ordered. Even though emissions regulations and fuel economy concerns were wreaking havoc with musclecars, the H/O still packed a respectable punch. The 455 still put out enough torque to lead a magazine tester of the time to call it "The H/O Locomotive". Still an exclusive vehicle, only 1097 were produced.

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