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Old January 25th, 2019, 05:05 PM
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[QUOTE=Lonnies Performance;1150295]

There were only 2,410 convertibles made in '64 so they are rather rare.
I once heard there were less than 200 still registered at this time, but can no longer find where I saw this.

The AACA estimates that less than one percent of a " typical auto's " production will survive in any condition after 25 years .
That's about 24 cars . The Starfire was not " typical " and so may have survived in somewhat greater numbers , but not much .
Rust and the failure of their " slim Jim's " claimed a lot of them .

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Old January 27th, 2019, 02:30 PM
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I guess I’m a darksider too with my -65 Delta 88 4d HT. Got this beuty about a year ago and had a lovely summer with cruises and meets here in Sweden. Now, the snow falls heavily from the skies, so she sits in the garage getting some TLC. Just finished installing a retrosound stereo and new speakers.

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Old January 27th, 2019, 03:15 PM
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Nice car Stoffe !
I really like the wheels .
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Old January 27th, 2019, 04:24 PM
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Stoffe, looks like 1 sweet ride. We had a 66 Dynamic 88 years ago, first car we bought on time payments when we got out of the Army. We currently have a 67 Delmont 88 425 2 door hardtop. A slow work in progress. Enjoy yur car.
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Old January 28th, 2019, 02:54 AM
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Thanks guys! Im very much in love with this big old boat.
The wheels added to the appeal when I bought it. To me, the american racing and white lettering combo is a mild flirt to its "muscle" relatives and adds that little spice to the package.
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Originally Posted by Stoffe_G View Post
I guess Im a darksider too with my -65 Delta 88 4d HT. Got this beuty about a year ago and had a lovely summer with cruises and meets here in Sweden. Now, the snow falls heavily from the skies, so she sits in the garage getting some TLC. Just finished installing a retrosound stereo and new speakers.

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Nice car what color is it?
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Old March 10th, 2019, 03:11 PM
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Nice car what color is it?
Thanks Its Provincial White.



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My 69 98 LS. Bought it in 2012 from the original owners estate with only 62,000 miles. Did some minor work to it. Runs and drives great. Have all paperwork including Protect O Plate.Everything works even the clock!!!!

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Old April 1st, 2019, 02:19 PM
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Very nice , well kept car .
Almost looks like a new one .
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Thanks for accepting me into the club!!!
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Here's a couple of edited photos ;

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Old April 1st, 2019, 04:34 PM
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Very nice. Thanks
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Old April 2nd, 2019, 05:39 PM
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drjimz, that's the first time I've seen an auto- tronic eye mounted on an outside fender, instead of on top of the instrument panel. Your car looks outstanding. The "big girls" have a superb ride, like riding on a cloud.
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I broke the wagon out last weekend after winter hibernation.

64' Fiesta Wagon
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Nice wagon. I know someone with a 'super clean '63 Fiesta. Has "Meteor" (as opposed to Fisher) body sill plates if I recall correctly.
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Old April 9th, 2019, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by aliensatemybuick View Post
Nice wagon. I know someone with a 'super clean '63 Fiesta. Has "Meteor" (as opposed to Fisher) body sill plates if I recall correctly.
I'm thinking that the "Meteor" sill plates would indicate a conversion to a "commercial" car (think ambulance or hearse conversion). Miller-Meteor made some on Olds chassis, but many were on a Cadillac chassis. As a commercial vehicle, most likely would have limited use, ever see a dirty hearse?

Just my thoughts, but I could be wrong.

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Originally Posted by Nitroracer View Post
I broke the wagon out last weekend after winter hibernation.

64' Fiesta Wagon

Mighty FINE looking wagon! Joe
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So Nitro, what do your sill plates say on 'em?

ON EDIT: It was "Ionia Body"; the bodies on some GM wagons of the era were supplied by Mitchell-Bentley Corp. of Ionia Michigan,



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Very Nice looking Wagon....
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Thanks for the comments guys! I snapped a picture of the rocker today since I drove the car to work, it was built at Ionia.
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I've always loved owning underappreciated vehicles that aren't mainstream. I just hate feeling like a cookie cutter. Here's the '64 Starfire I just picked up.

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Sharp Starfire; diggin' those skirts!
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Wow, nice good luck with it.
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Tha is for letting me join the "Darksiders" I'm 26 years old and wanted a classic that you dont see every day, so in process of purchasing and ow ing this beautiful 64' 98 sedan.
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Old June 5th, 2019, 07:25 AM
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Creed9312, sharp looking car, how is the interior, and driveline. What work are you going to do to it? GM used acrylic lacquer for their paint, not sure if you will be able to buff it out to get a shine. Might want to try white polishing compound, by hand, first in a spot that will not show to much. Just a thought on my part.
My 67 Delmont 425 coupe was repainted sometime in the past, and is not flaking off in some corners by trim, but cosmetic side of car will come much later.
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Creed9312, sharp looking car, how is the interior, and driveline. What work are you going to do to it? GM used acrylic lacquer for their paint, not sure if you will be able to buff it out to get a shine. Might want to try white polishing compound, by hand, first in a spot that will not show to much. Just a thought on my part.
My 67 Delmont 425 coupe was repainted sometime in the past, and is not flaking off in some corners by trim, but cosmetic side of car will come much later.
Interior is actually close to mint condition. My plans is to get it cleaned up and install seatbelts in the rear so my kids can enjoy the car with me and my wife. Then save money to figure out a exhaust system to open up that 394 in it, then for front disc brake conversion, then after that OD transmission conversion so we can take it on road trips. Paint job and wheels/tires are in the future plans also.


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Old June 6th, 2019, 04:53 AM
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Wow! gotta love the "Big Ladies" I'm beginning to think the high end models from the big 3 may be the best buys, since most were pretty well taken care of and garaged.
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