Through "six-degrees-of-separation" I found the Tower Hobbies site . It was there where I found that the MPC-come-ERTL Oldsmobile 4-4-2 / Hurst is schedulled for re-release.
I hope that the Olds is the version with the 4-speed or TH400 option , and the Hurst Dual-Gate shifter
(yes , that shifter will find its way into my planned '68 Hurst-Hemi Dart build).
Can any-one provide a link or some photos of the contents of these kits ?
I had to split and edit John's original post, so this is the best I could do with the second half of his question.