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Old September 1st, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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1967 Starfire

Hello!
I have a friend who was looking for a 1967 Starfire, I went on eBay, Craigslist, and many other websites and could not find one. Then I went to google.com/images and couldn't find a picture of one either! It got my frustration working a little bit, then I began to wonder if these cars even exist!
Did Oldsmobile make a 1967 Starfire???
If so how many did they produce?
Any answers would be great!
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Old September 1st, 2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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66 was the last full size Starfire.

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no starfire in 67 replaced by delta 88
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Manufacturer General Motors Production 1960–1966
1974–1980 Successor Oldsmobile Firenza (1980) Class Full-size 1961–1966
Subcompact 1975–1980 Oldsmobile Starfire are automobiles produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in two generations from 1961 to 1966 and 1975 to 1980. The Starfire nameplate was also used for the 1954–1956 Ninety- Eight series convertibles, and all 1957 Ninety-Eight series models. 1961 was the first year for the Starfire as a separate model, available in a single convertible body style. The Starfire competed in the growing personal-luxury car market as was typified by the 4-passenger Ford Thunderbird first introduced for the 1958 model year. However, the Starfire shared most of its sheet metal with other models, and was considered part of the full-sized Oldsmobile line. The Starfire Hardtop Coupe joined the convertible for the 1962 model year. The convertible was dropped for the final 1966 model year, moving to the Eighty-Eight model line. The Starfire returned as Oldsmobile's first subcompact car for the 1975 model year, featuring a V6 engine supplied by Buick. The 1977 Starfire featured the first-ever Oldsmobile four-cylinder engine as standard equipment, with the V6, and a V8 engine optional.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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66 was the last full size Starfire.

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Whats up Henry. Are you gonna sell me that 67 3 speed?
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A 2-door Delta Custom would be about the closest thing, especially if equipped with the Starfire engine (yes, the Starfire engine was available in '67, of not the car). Arguably, the '67 Delta Custom was the '66 Starfire's natural successor.
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As Aliens says, the 67 Delta Custom with Starfire engine and buckets/console is arguably a Starfire in everything but name. These cars even had the 1966-style front fender vents and wide body trim, just lacked the distinctive Starfire roofline.

Even in Holiday Sedan styles these are damn sharp-looking cars. I have seen pre-production pictures of them wearing Kelsey-Hayes MagStar custom wheels which can almost make you drool. They really look good with them.

Story is that after the Toronado displaced the Starfire in the sport-luxury category, Olds figured there might still be a small market for a Starfire-type 88. However, to pull it off, they dropped a lot of the standard Starfire equipment and made it all extra-cost options for the Delta Custom. Naturally that backfired since paying for everything ala carte put the Custom into Toronado territory price-wise and people didn't spring for it.

These are still stylish and fast big cars though.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies!!!
Will give him a car tomorrow!
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no starfire in 67 replaced by delta 88
No. The Delta 88 was introduced in 1965 as a replacement for the Super 88.

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