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Old August 31st, 2006, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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65 Starfire Convertible

For sale: Nice original 1965 Olds Starfire Convertible. Factory red, tach console, white top and seats. Newly completely rebuilt 425/370hp new, correct, chambered exhaust with side port exhaust outlets, 48,000 orig mi, 4 Brand new Dayton 16x8 direct bolt wire wheels with factory wire hubcap spinners, and 4 new Michelin P235 thin white stripe tires.

Pretty,sweet-running,powerful, rust free car. Send e-mail to Specman96@AOL for pix. $29,900.OR BEST OFFER. Ready to sell See also photos in Gallery.

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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I still have it.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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GAllery still down? Try this.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Man.... 65 is the best looking year for the starfire. It's beautiful.
Too bad I can buy 29 deltas for that
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Old October 17th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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More pics. Deltas look like this?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think he got you there J-

Super nice car Specman! Kind'a out of my price range too, darn it.

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Old October 18th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know, I like all the Oldsmobiles, and truthfully think the Deltas and Delmonts of the sixties look just as nice if they were finished to the level of that starfire with same color, interior, wheels, and tires. Sure, Deltas look like that, to me.....
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dan, I think Specman's point was more the condition of the car and it being a convertible. Rather than Starfire vs Delta/Delmonts.

J-'s comment referenced roughly $1000 Deltas. To me, Specman's comment said: Do 'those' Deltas look anything like this? I saw the humor in it. But if anyone knows of a Delta, Delmont or Jetstar in that condition for around a $1000 I can make a quick trip to the credit union.

I like the 60's Delta, Delmont & Jetstars. I love the bronze interior in my 66 Jetstar 88. But the Starfires & Jetstar I's do have thier appeal.

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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sigh.... I can't stop looking at the pictures.

If It was dark blue, I'd have to revoke my membership on here until it was sold, and the pictures destroyed.

I forgot to set my alarm for this auction and was almost in tears.
Wasn't meant to be I guess.

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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That was a good price for a Starfire in descent original shape. ??? So you meant to bid but forgot??? Ever heard of esnipe? Place your bid with them & see if you won after the auction.

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Old October 19th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the compliments. No insult intended. No doubt there are some great looking Deltas and others done up. But there is just something about the Starfire that always got me personally more than any of the others.

Maybe its because my father always bought the 88's and 4 doors at that and I always wanted him to move up, but he couldnt see the value in the 2 doors, the better trim, ac and all the toys, the bucket seats, the rumbly dual exhaust, the 425 with extra horsepower, the bigger tires, the wire hubcaps, the flashy colors... To him, a practical working man, it was all the same thing, and he wasnt going to pay 2 grand more for chrome,as he put it. But to me as a 16 year old kid it was a huge difference.

And the name. For example, consider that the Jetstar I is a virtually identical car, but it wasnt a Starfire. And we all know that even the Jetstar 88 convertible, except for the engine and trim, is really the same physical car , but its not a Starfire. I absolutely HATED it when Olds stuck that name on that tiny shitcan years later. What a waste. NEver liked another Olds afterward.

I wanted this since 65, and when I could afford it I looked for this for 5 years. THey are rare as hens teeth. Ive had it for about 3 years and have not yet even SEEN another one in the flesh. I've enjoyed it alot and am ready to move on. I'd Trade/swap for nice 442 for example 68-70. But if I get "stuck" with it, oh well, I'll suffer it through.
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And dont forget If the top goes down, the price goes up!!
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Old October 19th, 2007, 09:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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And we all know that even the Jetstar 88 convertible, except for the engine and trim, is really the same physical car , but its not a Starfire.
Don't forget the trans (Jetaway vs THM400) and suspension differences (differential/rear axle, smaller brakes (9.5 inch instead of 11") derived from the F85) series that made the J88 a much cheaper car (and arguably dangerous with those brakes). A nicely equipped Delta convertible...you could get the Starfire engine, I even saw one once with buckets and a console (come to think of it, that was a coupe) would be a closer match.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There were a few great looking Deltas. Like the Royale. And there were one or two with the big 455. But they began toing them down and there was a lag in between, and by that time my mindset had switched to the Cutlasses and 442's. I saw one fullsize in here a few months ago , supposedly factory (probably a COPOspercial if so) from a guy in Holland I think that looked real muscular, had the 455, louvres in the trunk and a tail stripe around the rear quarters that I would take in a heartbeat. But the Starfire......
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Old January 16th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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For sale: Nice original 1965 Olds Starfire Convertible. Factory red, tach console, white top and seats. Newly completely rebuilt 425/370hp new, correct, chambered exhaust with side port exhaust outlets, 48,000 orig mi, 4 Brand new Dayton 16x8 direct bolt wire wheels with factory wire hubcap spinners, and 4 new Michelin P235 thin white stripe tires.

Pretty,sweet-running,powerful, rust free car. Send e-mail to Specman96@AOL for pix. $29,900.OR BEST OFFER. Ready to sell See also photos in Gallery.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That is a nice car. However, big cars are ALWAYS better than little cars. Especially when you are 7 ft tall and weigh 290 lbs.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 03:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Im a little more flexible if someone really wants to own this beauty now.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Own me now!!

Ya its alot of money but you wont need to do much. So tell me what you think its worth, don't be shy.Might take a mint 68 - 72 Cutlass or 442. I'm ready for serious offers. I'll deliver it to you. Its in FLorida under wraps. Email me for more pix.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wow!! beautiful car right there...............
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks. Looks like you have a sibling car.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Went to a show today and got "Vehicle of Distinction" trophy.
I'm Ready to consider offers in line with the economy.
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Something in the 20's would do it now!
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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Hi,

Thanks. I really like it too.

THe car is in ENglewood on the West coast near Venice.
Would you be interested?
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