The very unique but rarely seen Starfire made its debut in the late
50s but didn't become its own series until 1961. These cars have a
really cool look and we are surprised we don't see them more often
at car shows. Their long trim, dual double taillights and and body
lines are just so unnique. The rear finders still have lines
reminiscent of fins and the front has pointed edges with a very
cool integrated grill and bumper. The first year was convertible
only but in 1962 like the car you see here a hardtop was
introduced. This 62 Starfire is a nice car and has lived with its
current owner for over 20 years. The body is painted its original
burgundy paint which is nicely accented by the Starfires wide trim
that spans the length of the whole body. All of the chrome and
stainless is in good shape and shines nicely. The windshield is
tinted and all of the glass looks good. It has dummy spotlights on
each side which give it a nice look. The car has a great stance and
looks perfect with the spoke hubcaps and Hankook thin white wall
tires. It also comes with a set of the original hubcaps which were
painted but the paint is chipping off a bit.
The original motor has been swapped out with a GM 350 motor that
runs great. It is fitted with an Edelbrock 4 barrel car, Edelbrock
manifold, Edelbrock valve covers, Edelbrock air cleaner, and an
Accel distributor. It has also had a pusher and puller electric fan
to eliminate any heating concerns. The transmission is a Turbo 200
automatic that shifts smoothly and sends power back to the original
The interior is a matching Burgundy and is all stock except for the
addition of an underdash gauge pod for temp/oil/amp. It has dual
bucket seats up front which sit to each side of the original center
console which houses a storage area, the shifter and a tachometer.
In back is a bench seat with an elevated center section that leads
to the very cool Starfire emblem. The dash features all of the
original gauges, knobs, switches and radio. The trunk offers plenty
of storage space and houses a spare and jack set up.
This is a really neat car and you don't see very many of them
around. It has a good clear title and is ready for a new home!
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