For Sale: 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Rare! Big 425 motor with a factory 4-speed and posi rear. Documented with build sheet and Protect-o-plate. Less than 500 miles since a professional body off frame restoration. This car was restored by a serious car collector for himself, not for resale. He loves big cars and 4-speed is an absolute must. It's time to thin down his herd, this is one of three we acquired from him.

EXTERIOR: The body is pristine, it's been professionally restored. Every panel is straight as a rifle barrel. The panels line up square and flush. Zero signs of rust or damage. Repained original Mojave mist. The metal flake is laid out evenly and the clear coat is polished smooth like glass. Up front the bumper was recromed. The headlight bezels and grill are original and been cleaned up nicely. It has correct T-3 headlamps. All the stainless trim was removed, straightened and professionally polished. The mirrors and door handles look new. In back the bumper and the tail panel have been restored. The jambs are painted slick, new weatherstrips and sill plates. Very rare deluxe aluminum wheel covers with spinners. They bolt to a special steel rim, they're in excellent shape. Very cool factory exhaust outlets right through the trim on the quarter panels.

INTERIOR: Check it outstanding bucket seats with a console in between and a 4-speed sticking out of it! It is completely restored which was no small feat. It's not like a Mustang where you can buy an entire kit for $400. The upholstery was duplicated to the original. It was all hand made by a professional. New cushions, no wrinkles. New carpet with the very hard to find sewn in mats. It also has a beautifully restored factory console, the correct chrome shifter with reverse lockout and a factory tachometer. The dash area is excellent. No cracks in the dash pad, the trim, bezels, knobs, steering wheel look mint. The door panels have brushed stainless trim and it looks mint. The door panels had to be custom upholstered as well. The headliner and visors are excellent. It has deluxe seat belts in front. The interior lights work.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The biggest motor Oldsmobile offered and it was only available in this car and the Jet Star. It's a 425- 375 horsepower. It even calls out "ultra high compression" right across the air cleaner. It's been completely rebuilt. It's all stock- manifolds, valve covers, air cleaner etc. It features power steering and power brakes. Detailed to original specs right down to reproduction GM hoses, clamps, a tartop battery topper and even dated sparkplug wires. The metal surfaces are clean and painted satin black. It still has the glass washer fluid bottle.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: This giant trunk compartment is all solid metal painted the same color as the car. It has reproduction liner kit including the plaid mats and matching side panels. Brand new tire on a restored rim for a spare. Restored jack assembly. New weatherstrip. It has a trunk light and power trunk release.

UNDERSIDE: The body was removed from the frame and the underside is rebuilt and detailed like new. The entire suspension system has been rebuilt front to back. Replaced shocks, bushings, steering components etc. The brake system was completely rebuilt. New brake hoses and brake lines, e-brake assembly is all hooked up. The exhaust has been replaced with a correct system and it exits out through the lower quarter panels. Fuel system was restored. New sending unit and fuel lines. Bottom of the motor is spotless, starter is rebuilt. It has a correct Muncie 4-speed trans. The linkage is restored. It has it's original posi rear end. The floors are clean metal painted satin black. The body bushings were replaced.

This car is cooler than it first appears. The big motor, 4-speed and posi are cool. The exhaust coming out through the quarters is real cool and rare. The cool wheels are also rare. This one is a high quality car from a serious collector. Don't miss this opportunity!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Power brakes
Power steering
Posi rear
Power trunk
Lamp group
Deluxe wheels
Tachometer
Bucket seats
Console
Seat belts
Side outlet exhaust
Build sheet
Protect-o-plate

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire
  • Listing ID:CC-1529291
  • Price:$62,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Starfire
  • Exterior Color:Mojave Mist
  • Interior Color:Fawn
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19918
  • VIN:366575

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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