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Old July 9th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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1965 Starfire 4 Speed Convertible

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Does anyone know rough production numbers on this specific starfire? Since buying my 4 speed coupe a year ago I've seen multiple nods to the number of 122 total 4 speed 65 starfires, and 12 were convertibles. Any more concrete info on this?

I'm picking up a 4 speed convertible next month if everything pans out!
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Old July 9th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #2
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oh, along with some more parts cars if anyone needs parts

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Old July 9th, 2017, 08:52 AM   #3
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Wow ! That car is HOT! I especially like the red color .
Stick shift , full size Oldsmobiles from the sixties of any kind are extremely rare . So I would believe the "one of 12 " number .

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Where's Kurt Shubert when you need him?
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Here is a reply Kurt had when he was active on the forum.

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This is the page he is referring to. I stumbled across it yesterday.

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-b...%20Oldsmobiles

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Old July 9th, 2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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thanks for the help!
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Beautiful car! I have a 65 Delta 88 with factory 4 speed. It's tucked away in my shop waiting patiently for a restoration.

If you wind up with a decent 65 front bumper that you don't need, please let me know!
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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Ran into a 65 Starfire convertible automatic car yesterday at a show in Brownsville Ca. The Owner was looking for the Oldsmobile script for the hood . If I run into him another show I give him this lead.

Car was a good survivor and all there but could have used a bit of TLC.... Tedd
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I have those letters for him
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Old August 5th, 2017, 12:12 AM   #11
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Saw this car (or should I say cars) offered previously on EBay, but it's / they're back. Of course, the "COPO" bit is a load of horsesh*t, but that does not necessarily detract from the car itself. Def. worth hearing more about by someone interested in acquiring a big 4 speeder, esp. as it's the "holy grail of Oldsmobiles" (guess there was a day when that would have brought more than 15 grand).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Oldsmob...%257Ciid%253A1
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Old August 5th, 2017, 04:04 AM   #12
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YEP! I guess I posted out of excitement, too soon.

Seller ended up being a total flake. He was fine with me coming down next week with cash, but about 2 weeks ago decided that he needed the funds wired to him immediately before he'd even tell me where all the cars were. I had a problem with that, so he cancelled the sale and relisted them all.

Come to find out it looks like the convertible is not a true 4 speed car. The cowl tag did not show 2L or M20 on it, so it looks like it was a home made conversion.
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Sorry it didn't work out. But sounds like it may have been for the best. The seller sounded like a flake from his auction text alone - my guess is he does not want to deal with the reality that he must sell his beloved toys.

A faux 4 speed big car can be fun in and of itself, esp. if bought for the right price. I actually made one myself 15 years ago using parts from a a donor 4 speeder that was rotted out beyond salvaging. As for the cowl tag, my (Lansing built) '65 J1 4 speeder does have the "2L", as did the tag on the donor '65 Starfire 4 speed car I had circa 2001, and I've seen "M20" depicted on the tags of other big 4 speeders, but not sure it HAS to have either of those to be genuine, esp. depending on assembly plant.
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