1965 Oldsmobile Starfire
Car for sale by WeBe Autos in Riverhead, New York 11901
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Buyer's Tools
Get THE LOWEST MONTHLY PAYMENTS! We are a nationwide collector car finance company with over a decade of experience serving our clients. Give us a call today at (800) 717-5180Apply now
For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com.Get more info
Classic Car Overview
1965 Oldsmobile Starfire $27,995
The Oldsmobile Starfire made its debut with the 1954-1956 Ninety-Eight series convertibles, becoming the top- of-the-line Olds. By 1957 all Ninety-Eight series models were Starfires.
After a two-year hiatus the Starfire name returned for 1961 as separate model offered in a single convertible body style. Intended to compete in the growing full-sized personal luxury car market (vs. the Grand Prix and Riviera). The Starfire Hardtop Coupe joined the convertible for the 1962 model year. The 1965 convertible was the last of the Starfire Convertible.
While the nameplate returned in the 80s as a sub-compact, the Starfire legend was a distant memory and was applied willy-nilly to cars with none of the excitement of the original Starfire. The same fate befell GM cars such as Pontiacs GTO and Grand Prix and Buicks Skylark and Riviera. Thus the 1965 Starfire is a truly magnificent end to a Golden GM era and is becoming increasingly collectible.For the 1965 model year, the Starfire received elegant new styling that replaced the gaudy trim adorning the early Starfires with a bold lower trim line that terminated in the coolest feature of all... dual exhausts that exited through the sides!
A new version of the Rocket V8 engine was offered for the 1965 model year, this one measuring 425 cu in (7.0 l) displacement, still using a Rochester 4-barrel carburetor, and generating 375 hp (280 kW) at 4800 rpm. This was still the most powerful engine in the Oldsmobile lineup and used only in the Starfire and the Jetstar I. Also new for 1965 was the three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission which replaced the previous fluid-coupling Hydra-Matic used by Oldsmobile since 1940.
This 425 cu in powerplant turned the 1965 Starfire into a true full-sized muscle car, rivalling the 396/325hp Chevy Impala and 390/300hp Ford Galaxie with even more horsepower: 375 horses. As an interesting point of fact, the actual definition of muscle car is a full-size car with a large displacement, high horsepower engine. (Cars like the GTO and 442 were intermediates, and Camaros and Mustangs were ponycars.) Thus, this Starfire is a true muscle car, albeit one with all the luxury and power options that GM was famous for.
1965 sales were only 2,236 for the convertible, making the 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire the rarest production car in General Motors history... adding significantly to its collectability.
This particular Starfire is one of the finest on offer -- a one-family-owned pride and joy that was always garaged and properly serviced and used very sparingly (only 52k miles!) Most of the car is original, although it did receive one repaint in its original Provincial White, which looks amazing with the contrasting original Medium Blue soft top and bucket seats (with console) interior. This car is truly loaded with power steering, power brakes, power seats, power antenna, AM/FM radio, remote trunk release, console with tach, cruise control (very rare), white wall tires with wire wheel hubcaps. Also included are a complete set of the very rare optional mag-style hub caps that give the car an even more muscle look.
The car recently received a full mechanical freshening including all fluids, new brake booster, new mufflers, and runs and drives like 1965.
For Sale By Owner and Located in Mattituck, NY
WeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. We have over 6,000 cars in stock at any time, if you are Looking for a Chevelle, Camaro, Nova, Corvette or a Mustang Chances Are we Have your Dream Car. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. ?Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605 When you Love What You Do You Never have to Go To Work...
1965 Oldsmobile Starfire Specifications
Classic Car ID101050919
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
Classic Car Buyer and Seller Resources