1963 Oldsmobile Other
1963 Oldsmobile StarfireYou probably haven’t seen many 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire convertibles, ut that’s OK, hey’re pretty rare. But if you’re a fan of V8 power, ncredible ‘60s styling, nd a spacious bucket seat interior, n a car that isn’t an Impala, e’ve just found the answer. An incredible survivor that’s still highly original, his Olds will change the way you think about the rocket division.First off, his is a full-sized car, ut like the Pontiac Bonneville and the Buick Electra, he Starfire is a big car with the moves of a muscle car. It also has that look that defines the era, ith sleek lines, ll wrapped in a gorgeous Regal Red paint job. The paint is original to the car.Those long quarters with their small stainless-trimmed fins, he peaked front fenders, nd the uniquely-shaped C-pillar treatment make the Olds stand out in a crowd, nd while it’s not perfect, t will definitely become the center of attention wherever it goes. All the wonderful Olds-specific trim is there, oo, uch of it in beautifully preserved original condition, ncluding the contrasting side molding that was a 1963 Oldsmobile trademark.We’re of two opinions on the interior. For most of us, t’s just too nice to be original. I mean, here’s not a mark on any of the seats, ncluding the driver’s bucket. Others think that maybe it’s just an immaculately preserved original, iven how reproduction parts for this car are virtually impossible to find. But the bottom line is that the interior is not only beautiful, ut in excellent condition. And with bucket seats, here’s no doubt that Olds intended the Starfire to appeal to the guys who were out-growing their old Chevys and Fords. The dual level dashboard echoes the exterior styling with a bright strip up top holding the wide speedo, nd the secondary controls underneath. The center console houses the T-handle shifter that definitely looks like it belongs in a rocket, long with a cool tachometer that’s still works today. Other options include rare power windows and a signal-seeking AM radio with front and rear speakers. The trunk is beautifully finished with a correct Oldsmobile mat and a full-sized spare tire.For power, he Olds brings a big 394 cubic inch V8 to the party. High-compression was the name of the game for horsepower, nd while this one will run happily on pump gas, t’s not your father’s Oldsmobile, ither. The Rocket Red engine shows off its chrome valve covers and air cleaner with pride, long with a lot of new gear including a fresh alternator and a dual exhaust system that sounds exactly right. The transmission is an indestructible GM Hydra-Matic automatic driving the original rear end, nd the undercarriage carries only a light dusting of undercoating to seal it up and control noise but leaves nothing to the imagination. Special color-matched hubcaps add to the Oldsmobile’s flair and it’s been fitted with a recent set of 215/75/14 whitewall radials that ride nicely and look great.PLEASE NOTE -this vehicle is listed on several sites as well and this listing is subject to beremoved immediately when vehicle is sold.